A man has reportedly abandoned his 27-year-old wife after she delivered quadruplets at the Bibiani Municipal Hospital in the Western North Region.
According to reports, the man identified as George Ackah, who works as a cleaner, has not been to the hospital since his wife was admitted about five weeks ago.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Kwesi Adu-Gyamfi, said the woman was referred to their facility from a private health center due to her anemic condition.
“After receiving her, I assigned a medical officer to her permanently, we followed her until the 31-weeks where we admitted her and then to 36-weeks when she delivered.”
“I must say that from the time of admission to the time of delivery, the husband who she said is a cleaner in a private firm, did not pass by the hospital nor answer his calls,” Dr. Gyamfi said.
It was established that before the birth of the quadruplets, the unemployed woman already has two children with the bolted husband.
The health workers at the Bibiani Municipal Hospital in the Bibiani Anhwiaso Bekwai Municipality said after the delivery they had to contribute to get the essential items needed for the upkeep of the children and the feeding of their mother.
The mother of the quadruplets first reported for antenatal at a private facility, where an initial scan revealed triplets, said the Medical Superintendent of the Bibiani Municipal Hospital.
“After we performed a thorough assessment with further scans we realized they were quadruplets,”
“For proper care, we adopted what we call Focus Antenatal; we assigned a midwife to the woman, but after some time we did not hear from her again, her phone was also not going through,”
“From the day she was admitted, all her needs were covered by contributions of the hospital staff, the midwives and the doctors.” He said
Following this, the hospital administration is calling on members of the public to support the woman and her four children in any way possible.