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Controversy as newborn baby ‘disappears’ at Plateau hospital

Controversy as newborn baby 'disappears' at Plateau hospital

A controversy is presently brewing over the mysterious disappearance of a newborn at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

While the mother, Mary Chukwuebuka, said her baby was taken away from her by a 'staffer' at the hospital hours after she gave birth, the hospital management has dismissed the claim, linking it to a 'mysterious woman' who reportedly visited the hospital on the same day the incident happened.

The woman said her baby was taken from her on May 28 after delivery.

"I came to the hospital on Monday (May 27, 2019) to deliver my baby. I have been coming for antenatal, and that day I came, and they said I am due to deliver (for delivery)," she narrated.

The doctor referred me to the Gynaecology (department). I told them that I have nobody at home, I had to go back home and pick my things, and the doctor permitted me to go, and I came back.

"When I came back, I was induced and after some hours finally gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday at 3:47 a.m. after severe bleeding.

"In the evening, the doctor came, and I was expecting him to discharge me, but he said that they are going to run another test, and he asked if I was given any form and I said no. He said that they would bring the form in the morning to run the test."

She said a lady, whom she thought was a nurse came later to take the baby from her.

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