Modestina Dadzie, a 31-year-old trader at Okaishie in Accra, is demanding a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to ascertain whether a dead baby girl belongs to her as doctors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital claim.
According to the aggrieved woman, she was referred from St. Johns Hospital to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for delivery on Tuesday, May 9.
Ms Dadzie was delivered of a baby girl in the morning and said she was told shortly after delivery by the nurses who attended to her that the baby had abnormal breath.
Narrating the incident to Montie FM on Friday May 12, Ms Dadzie recounted being told by nurses to take her shower and have some rest following the delivery. Some hours later, at about 7pm, Ms Dadzie’s husband arrived at the hospital and the two decided to go and check on their baby, but they were told that the child had died.
She explained that the doctors told her that they had to put the baby on oxygen but she could not survive and died in the process. However, after visiting the morgue, Ms Dadzie said the baby she saw was not hers.
She was of the opinion that the baby shown her was bigger than what she gave birth to.
Ms Dadzie explained that she was informed by hospital officials not to worry about what had happened and hope that God would give her a new baby.
However, she is adamant the dead baby is not hers and is demanding a DNA test.
Meanwhile, Korle Bu PRO Mustapha Salifu has told Class FM that the hospital followed the right procedures and does “not have anything to hide”.
He said the “baby is still at the ward and has not been taken anywhere”.
According to him, the sister-in-law of the woman was present “and looked and confirmed that the baby was dead”.
He said the hospital was waiting for an official request for a DNA test and was ready to cooperate to “get to the bottom of the matter”.