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Mother Of Triplets Detained In Hospital Over Bills

A family who was blessed with a set of triplets needs your financial assistance to take care of the babies.

The birth of a baby is surely a thing of joy but for this couple, Mr and Mrs Ifeani Benjamin Amadu from Ukpo in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State, their blessings have turned into sadness. The couple who have five children, were blessed with a set of triplets, which now brings their children to eight, causing them untold hardship and apprehension.

But their cause of discomfort is in the fact that the hospital where Mrs Amadu gave birth, Ajeromi General Hospital, Ajegunle, on the 27th of October, 2014, has detained the new mother and the babies because the family could not offset the bills which stands at N150,000.

Mrs. Amadu, while narrating her experiences during and after her pregnancy, to Daily Sun, pointed out that it was a serious battle.

The pregnancy was not business as usual. At a point, my whole body became too heavy that I could not do even very common things. I could neither sleep well nor walk freely. Also, bending and bathing were tough for me. In fact, it was as if I was carrying excess load.

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Though she had a safe delivery and her triplets are in sound health, paying her hospital bills and taking care of the triplets have become a daunting task. Following failure of the couple to foot their hospital bills after delivery, the triplets and their mother could not be discharged.

Unfortunately, Mrs Amadu, a teacher in a private school in Lagos, earns a very poor salary. Her income and that of her husband are nowhere enough for them to cater for the delivery.

I could not save enough for this delivery because my salary is poor. I tried to get a job in a public school as a teacher, but none came my way. So I decided to manage with the one that I have right now.

My husband too planned as much as he could for the task ahead, but we never knew that things would work out this way.  Unfortunately, earlier before my delivery, robbers visited us and carted away some money that my husband had planned to invest in a little business. So, that is why we have found ourselves in this tensed situation.

To get her and the babies out of the hospital as well as take care of them, Mrs Amadu wants financial support from men and women of goodwill who she believes would have a share in the special blessings being brought by the triplets.

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At the moment, we cannot pay the hospital bill due to our severe financial constraints. We are therefore calling on men and women of goodwill like Governors Wille Obiano, Rochas Okorocha, Babatunde Raji Fashola, corporate bodies and other groups and individuals to come to our aid so that we can leave the hospital. I am tired of staying here; I want to go home with my babies.

Her husband, also called on kind spirited Nigerians to come to their aid.

We have been married for 14 years, and since that time, my wife has been fruitful. In fact, we had closed child bearing after four children. But the pregnancies continued to come. After having five children, we never planned having another, yet the sixth came. As a child of God, I have been feeling so bad to encourage abortion or family planning. But now, we have been forced to do it.

He believed that the triplets would serve as a point of contact for others. He described the situation, as a serious one and called on Nigerians to come to the rescue of his family.

I have been thinking about how to get out of this situation. My wife and the triplets have spent a long time in the hospital because I have no money to pay their bill. I am appealing to those who are touched by what my family is going through to assist us financially so that we could pay the hospital bill and cater for the babies too.

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Any financial assistance should be made to Mr. Ifeani Benjamin Amadu, UBA Account number 2032569487. The family can be reached on 07033284662 and 09035639764.

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