3-day-old baby, nursing mother held over inability to settle hospital bill

A three- day- old baby and her nursing mother, identified as Mrs Adenike Samuel are now been held in an hospital in Ibadan over their inability to pay delivery bill of N300,000 to the hospital.

The nursing mother was said to have been discharged by the hospital on Monday April 1, but was held back with the baby for not settling the delivery bill to the hospital, the Montana Medical Centre, Challenge, Ibadan.

Narrating her story, the nursing mother said her total delivery bill was N400,000 but that her husband was only able to pay N100,000, leaving a balance of N300,000.

Mrs Samuel then urged Governor Seyi Makinde as well as other well meaning Nigerians to bail her and the three-day old baby out from the hospital.

“The bill amounted to that because I gave birth through Caesarian Section (CS). I am a tailor. I had two children already before this pregnancy came. But I never knew I was pregnant until the scan which showed that l was carrying a baby”, she said. 

Mrs Samuel added, “Anybody that is touched by our condition can reach and assist us through my account numbers: Eco Bank, 3880058997, Adenike Babalola, Opay 9042924437, Adenike Babalola. My telephone number is 09042924437.”