C/R: Madwoman gives birth; abandons baby at the hospital

Central Region: Mad woman gives birth; abandons baby at the hospital

A madwoman has given birth to a bouncing baby girl and has left her in the care of midwives at the Bisease polyclinic in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District.

According to an eye witness Madam Efua Tawiah, she was on her way to work when some guys who had gathered around a woman beckoned her to come to their assistance.

“I responded to the call and move towards them. When I got nearer I realized the woman was mentally ill and had just given birth. It got me frightened but they told me not to be afraid and that the woman really needs immediate help. I mustered courage and talked to her politely that I wanted to help her and she agreed so I attended to her and put her in a taxi to the hospital with the placenta still attached,” the eyewitness said.

Madam Ivy Aidoo, a Midwife at the polyclinic told Kasapa FM News Yaw Boagyan that she was shocked by the conduct of the madwoman when she was brought to the hospital.

The madwoman suddenly stood up and shockingly inserted her hand in her private part and pulled out the placenta. She then stormed out of the polyclinic, as she walked out she was talking on top of her voice and was throwing stones. Her conduct threw us into a state of fear. But we realized that the placenta was completely out and so she was out of danger. We examined the baby and realized she was healthy weighing 2.9kg.

Madam Ivy Aidoo added that the Officer in Charge of the Polyclinic was informed of the development who then notified officers of the Social Welfare Department who came to access the baby.

The baby has since been taken to the Social Welfare Department regional office in Cape Coast and will later be sent to an orphanage home.