By Bashir Bello
…She didn’t attend ante-natal; no scan— Hospital source
KATSINA—A woman identified as Sahura reportedly gave birth to quadruplets, all boys, in her home at Zakara area of Makera village, Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State without any assistance.
It was gathered that after giving birth, Saturday evening, Sahura later proceeded to the General Hospital, Dutsinma.
A source in the hospital, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said though all the babies survived, they are underweight.
The source also said the woman doesn’t have an ante-natal care attendance record and despite an offer to accommodate them for further examination in the hospital, they insisted on going back home to return the following day (yesterday), a promise they did not fulfil.
According to the source, “it is true. The woman gave birth at home on Saturday. After the birth, the woman, the babies and the husband proceeded to the hospital on Sunday.
“But when they were asked to stay in the hospital for further examination, they insisted on leaving to return the following day (yesterday). But as I speak with you we have not seen them in the hospital.
“And upon interrogation, we discovered she did not attend any hospital for ante-natal care. Again, there was no scan before the birth.”
Another source has it that the delivery of the quadruplets made it third of Sahura’s delivery.
In October last year, one Gaje Zubairu, also without antenatal care, gave birth to quadruplets through caesarean section, but she died four days after.
Three of the quadruplets survived, but one died days after delivery before the mother, Gaje, died.