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HEALTH Frustrated Mother Waits For Ministry Response

‘I’m not sure how the midwives hurt my baby girl on the head’   First time mother Alisi Dileva is deeply hurt and frustrated at Labasa Hospital midwives after seeing
18 Mar 2016 11:01
HEALTH Frustrated Mother Waits For Ministry Response
Alisi Dileva showing on stitches on the baby girls head. PHOTO:PENI DRAUNA

‘I’m not sure how the midwives hurt my baby girl on the head’

 

First time mother Alisi Dileva is deeply hurt and frustrated at Labasa Hospital midwives after seeing her first-born daughter being returned to her with stitches on her forehead on the same day she was born, March 7.

“My baby girl was not that big; she’s only 2.5kg and I did not have a caesarean birth but I’m not sure how the midwives hurt my baby girl on the head,” Ms Dileva said.

She said after she gave birth the nurses brought her baby back to her with stitches on her head.

“After a while the midwife came to my bed and explained the incident that took place in the labour ward.”

Ms Dileva said the midwife had said they accidently hurt her baby’s head during delivery.

She said it was really frustrating to think of how irresponsible midwives were.

Her partner Peni Verebasaga, who visited to see Ms Dileva and the baby, was surprised and angry that her newborn daughter was hurt on the same day she was born. He has lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Health

Ms Dileva added her partner had been cutting copra at Bua since last year to welcome their first born but he was upset after seeing the stitches on the baby’s head.

Meanwhile, Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatmagar said a report on the incident should be released next week.

“The ministry has received a report on the incident and the investigation continues,” Mrs Bhatnagar said.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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