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If you are not ready to foot your bills then stay clear of bearing children!
Call it heartlessness and I will say the hospital has to do her duty. One thing is certain, a woman and man has complete 9 months (270 days) to prepare for the arrival of their young because they did and planned it mutually. So, there is no need to see any agency as heartless. And also, there is no need to bother other people over your issues.
Kenyan Mom Not Allowed Access to Her Child
“Some 20 women are detained at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya, most of them over the last six months since they cannot clear their hospital bills”, Angela Oketch.
While some of them are sleeping on the floor and cannot move since most of them were operated on, Ms Susan Njeri got complications after giving birth through caesarean section.
Not only that, she has not be allowed to leave the hospital because she is not able to raise a bill of Sh53, 000 – $525.64
The painful thing is that she has not seen her child since she gave birth. The baby is under the care of a guardian and being fed on formula milk; imagine the pains due to negligence. 😥
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The Well Being of the women at KNH
I also heard that the women are not being given drugs or food, that they are surviving on food brought to them by relatives while others who have not been visited survive on handouts.
The question is, were they expecting the hospital to manufacture those for them, for free? What happened to 270 days of preparation before the child arrived?
Oh, poverty. If poverty, then the matter is very very simple. Just stay clear of child birth or raising one! Just stay clear!
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She Will Leave the Hospital Soon
That can only happen if she pays what she owes. Personally, she is not sure when she will leave the hospital since her NHIF card is not able to clear the bill.
A Rubbish Myth
There is a study done by UK-based Chatham House, they cited Kenya as one of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa where hundreds of women are detained for failing to pay medical bills.
The report published in December 2017 revealed that although it is illegal to detain patients, it is not a new phenomenon.
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Coming Out Plain
Joke aside, why should the hospital allow her to go?
Dr. Stephen Ochiel, the chairman of the Private Practice Committee of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, said private hospitals are businesses, just like hotels.
Putting up an illustration, he said,
“A cup of tea at Hilton Hotel will not cost the same as the one at your local joint,” he argued.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Factor
There is no doubt that the universal healthcare coverage where resources are pooled to provide services to all has been touted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the solutions to this matter. In fact, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to strengthen their systems for providing healthcare to all.
To the expectant mothers now,
If there is no free delivery services in your country, prepare for the bills because you have months to prepare for a child you mutually agreed with your husband/partner to bring into the world.
If you are not prepared, stay clear and stop making Africa seen as the worst place in the world. Because outside of Militancy, Africa is 50 times better than some of the World Powers you know. Consult your library.
There is time to prepare for the coming of a child. If you are not prepared, do no bring them to suffer. Alternatively, you know what to do as couples. Do it while you work heartily to make earns meet before beginning the journey.
#No innocent child deserves “avoidable” suffering.