It’s 3:40am and l had just returned home from the Pom Gen Hospital. I was there with my Sepik Son Allen since 6:00pm yesterday.
The Emergency room was full to capacity so Allen joined the waiting list…
While waiting just outside the Emergency room a young couple from Aroma rushed in with their baby with the father cradling his baby in his arms. They went further into the ward. After 30mins the young father walked out without his baby…crying! He walked out the Emergency gate and cried all the way out the main hospital gate. A few minutes later the young mother walked out crying, hugging her baby tightly.
I couldn’t help it. Tears started flowing freely down my cheeks. I really wanted to walk over to her and hug her but l held back. Everyone around were speechless because they all felt her pain. Then l was asked if l could help her make a phone call. I walked over and all l could say was, “Sorry”. I asked her for the number and she called the numbers, one by one in between sobs. I almost lost it there. I fought back my own lump in my throat and dialed the number but the number did not ring so I asked her for another number. By then her hubby had come back and said someone was coming to pick them up.
While crying the young mother said she brought her baby to one of the suburban clinics for her baby’s immunisation injection. The baby was given 3 injections…she never woke up from then on. When they realized something just wasn’t right they rushed her to the Pom Gen Hospital only to lose their baby girl.
She was only 3 months old…😢😢😢
What is wrong with our Health System???