No fewer than 14 babies have died at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH due to power outage.
It was reported that 14 incubated babies died on Wednesday at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, due to inconsistent power supply. Among these dead babies include the twins of a woman who has been looking for the fruit of the womb for the past 7 years.
According to some of the patients at the hospitals, surgery procedures have also been suspended due to irregular power supply.
Speaking to one of the medical officers at the hospital who prefers to remain anonymous said among the dead babies were the twin baby of a woman who has been looking for the fruit of the womb for seven years.
She said, “the woman gave birth last month but due to the premature nature of the delivery, they were put in an incubator.”
“I’m saddened. We lost those twins yesterday (Wednesday) because of power failure at the hospital. More than 14 babies have died at the incubator in the past weeks due to power failure,” she said.
Patients also said they were advised by doctors to visit other private hospitals due to the poor power situation in their hospital.
Patients at the hospital are using torchlight from their phones to aid doctors and nurses as they take care of injured patients who were rushed to the emergency wards.