Shocking!! : Newborn Bleeds To DEATH in Uganda Hospital


A newborn baby boy bled to death at Gulu Regional Hospital on Monday hours after a nurse on duty put him in the incubator without tying  his umbilical cord.

The baby was delivered through caesarean section at 9:00pm after its mother, Patience Adong, developed complications.

The Kid's Father, next to the body of his dead child.

Hospital staff said after the operation, Adong and the baby were moved to the maternity ward.

It is reported that the nurse on duty later took the baby to the “oxygen room,”saying it was exhausted.

However, Bonny Odongo, the bereaved father, narrated that: “The nurse left the child alone in the oxygen room. Access was restricted, but through the glass door. We could see blood all over the baby’s cotton sheets.”

Odongo said it was around 2:00am yesterday that other women in the ward noticed that the child’s umbilical cord was not tied.

“We looked around for assistance and at about 3:00am, a nurse came to the ward and started blaming us for not tying the umbilical cord of the child. In a rush, she looked around for a thread to tie the cord, but my son had already bled to death,” he said.

Lilly Okot Piloya, the head of nurses at the hospital, confirmed that the child died from the oxygen room.

Piloya said she learnt that the child’s umbilical cord was tied late, but did not confirm the time it was tied.

She, however, said the child could have died of exhaustion, saying the baby stayed long in the womb.

But last evening, Odongo claimed that his son and wife did not get adequate attention because he did not have money.

“We came to the hospital because they told us that medical services in government hospitals are free, but I was asked to pay sh10,000 a day before the operation, which I did not have,” Odongo said.

Piloya, however, said it was unlikely that anyone asked for money. “When people are angry, they say anything. I suspect the bereaved father made the accusations out of anger.”

Piloya added: “There were only two nurses on duty. One nurse was delivering women in the wards and the other was doing the rounds. So they were overwhelmed.

Unfortunately, the parents did not report that the child had started bleeding.”
Gulu resident district commissioner Chris Owor Odoi described the incident as appalling and ordered an investigation.

Courtesy – New Vision Online

17 thoughts on “Shocking!! : Newborn Bleeds To DEATH in Uganda Hospital

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  1. This is such a terrible tragedy. I feel so sorry for the parents considering that the baby was okay when it was delivered. The worst part is the mother delivered through a C- sections which takes a while to heal and its not recommended to conceive before at least one year. Now she’s not only nursing her emotional wounds but physical wounds as well. This is 100% negligence from the nurse and she should not be allowed to practise in any hospital.
    My condolences to the parents.

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  2. this is too painful,docs n nurses r lacking ethics,they should be charged for their negligence.who said money is more important than human life,u nurses need to think thrice b4 acting,”the nurse responsible,what if it was ur child? “do to others wat u would want them to do to u.
    to the govt.if u r resposible enough,then u should take the right action immediately.
    parents,am so sorry 4 wat happened to u,God will verdicate 4u,jus take courage n try to liv again.

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  3. What the hell was the stupid nurse doing? This is purely neglegence and lack of professional ethics.Where were the MOB to sturb the nurse to death? If Kenyans can uproot a rail coz of statement made in uganda, what of this silly act made from our gvt hospitals yes we aree truggling to pay taxes.
    SCHEISSE KURRATZ, MADONA.The nurse deserve to be f**ked to death.

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  4. Manze thaz so unfair to the familly!how can a baby be born so succesfully then with the negligence from the so called docs’ accusing that tha infant stayed long in the mother’s woumb?hebu the doc’s be charged for Negligence,its was not to be tha fathers duty to fonga the umbilical cord!ama?

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  5. nurses, God is watching you from Heaven…am so sorry for that man and the wife too, dont worry and dont even go to these courts, God in Heaven will deal with that nurse accordingly…sory once more, God will bless you with another baby…sorry…

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  6. seriously…an innocent life of a bby…its such a negligence..such nurses shud resign and luk 4 sam atha careers… or fired n sued…may God forgive them

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  7. I thought such things only happen in Kenya. Only the parents of the baby can express the pain and anguish in their hearts after waiting so patiently for nine months for its birth. They are devastated. Public hospitals in Kenya provide such miserable services that many people give them a wide berth only to succumb to their ailments at home. Do we deserve such treatment from public servants? We have a right to life. We pay taxes so that the government can provide us with reasonable medical services since private hospitals are out of reach for millions of Kenyans who cannot have a square meal in a day.

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