A woman and her family members in Kenya have called for an investigation, after suspecting a medical center, Nakuru Level Five Hospital switched their newborn baby with a dead one.
The woman identified as Alice Ochuka said that she delivered a bouncing baby boy at the hospital through Caesarean section but after two days of breastfeeding the baby, the hospital informed her he had died.
Hospital documents that were given to Ochuka, however, do not match her description of the baby she delivered.
She said the hospital documents purported that her baby died during birth.
Further, the documents allegedly given to her including the file number do not tally with the file containing the dead baby that was registered under a different name, John Ng’ang’a.
She said her journey to the hospital started while at Bondeni dispensary on May 21, after her blood pressure shot up leading to her transfer to the Nakuru Level Five Hospital.
The woman said that she delivered her baby on May 29, and that the child was fine and even the nurses complimented her for the healthy-looking boy.
Two days later, as was her routine to the nursery to breastfeed the baby, Ochuka said that she found nurses at the entrance where they accused her of taking off her baby’s wrist tag.
She said that the nurses on duty demanded that she produce the name tag since the baby could not be accounted for.
After a few minutes of search, they broke to her the news that her baby had died under unclear circumstances.