Authorities at Ndola Teaching Hospital have this afternoon disclosed that one of the babies who were recently swapped at the hospital has died. Hospital public relations officer Sheona Kamwendo said in an interview that the infant died at Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital on Saturday. “Yes, one of the babies died on Saturday morning after an illness,” she said. Ms Kamwendo said the dead baby is the one who was born prematurely.

Authorities at Ndola Teaching Hospital have this afternoon disclosed that one of the babies who were recently swapped at the hospital died on Saturday mainly because of starvation. Hospital public relations officer Sheona Kamwendo said in an interview that the infant died at Arthur Davison Children’s Hospital on Saturday. “Yes, one of the babies died on Saturday morning after an illness,” she said. Ms Kamwendo said the dead baby is the one who was born prematurely.

It is believed that his real mother took the baby to the other woman and left, but when the other woman noticed that it was not her baby, she refused to breast feed him until he died on Sunday. Both parents are still waiting for DNA samples that were sent to Lusaka.

Source: Zambian Accurate Information

1 COMMENT

  1. OK this is cruel….even if it was not hers she is human and she could have done a humane thing…..even the relatives should have counselled her please….as a mother such you don’t do….what if she finds it was actually her baby….what is she going to do then…..quite sad coz I feel even the hospital or even just someone from the hospital should have rendered help to this baby…..its a shame to even state the baby died due to starvation…. If I had the powers that be I would have held someone responsible….

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here