By Efa Sunday, Government House Correspondent
The Government of Cross River State has taken over the management of a set of twin babies born by an inmate at Afokang prison Calabar on Thursday.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong reacting to the event at the hospital, informed that the Governor, Mr. Ben Ayade had christened the children after himself and his wife, Linda Ayade.
She said, “This was following a distress call from the Prison authorities about an inmate in with complicated labour and our team immediately swung into action upon arrival of the pregnant woman.
“The lady was delivered of a set of twins, a boy and a girl, but unfortunately developed some postpartum morbidity and had to be referred for expert management.
“His Excellency, Sen. Ben Ayade has taken over management of the babies and already christened them Benedict and Linda Ayade while awaiting full recovery of the mother. This also highlights the magnanimity of His Excellency in ensuring no child goes to bed hungry.” Inyang said.
On their part, the Prison authority commended the State Government for their swift response in arresting the situation following the critical condition, while also praying that the nursing mother will recuperate quickly.