A middle aged woman , Mrs. Grace Bassey and native of Akwa Ibom state, has sent “A save Our Soul” (SOS) message to well spirited individuals and organizations to come to her aid to enable her offset her daughter’s hospital bill.
Mrs. Bassey said the appeal became necessary following the continuous “detention” of her daughter, Esther Bassey, by management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Ugbowo Benin City.
According to her, the daughter had gone into labour in June this year and was rushed to one Traditional Birth Attendant but after several days in labour, she was still unable to deliver and when her condition was deteriorating, she was advised to take her daughter to UBTH..
Mrs. Bassey, who works as a help to a food vendor in Benin city, said, her daughter was delivered of a baby boy on 23rd of July,2022 through a Cesarean Section (CS).
The baby who was at birth, taken to the Special Baby Care Unit ( SBCU) for proper medical attention, has since been reunited with his mother in BED SPACE 12, M1 WARD at the UBTH where she’s currently being held.
According to her, her family has been able to raise only 70,000 Naira out of the 500,000 medical bill given them by UBTH, adding that her continuous stay in the hospital will mean an increase in the already high bill.
Asked about the whereabouts of the father of the new born child, she said, he was only able to raise 50,000 which he sent from Akwa Ibom state.
Mrs Grace Bassey who made the passionate appeal on her knees, said, the burden of 500,000(five hundred thousand) Naira was way too much for her and her family to bear.
Your cash donations will be highly appreciate.
She can be reached on 08163104434.