A mother of a new born baby, Mrs Taiwo Omotoso has been detained at the Mother and Child hospital in Akure, the Ondo State capital over unpaid N40,000 hospital bills.
Omotoso and her new born baby girl have been detained in the hospital for over 20 days.
The unpaid N40,000 was meant for the Cesarean Section (CS) Operation carried out on the woman during child birth.
Father of the new born baby who is a commercial motorcyclist, Oladapo Omotosho, is in confusion on how to secure the release of his family from the hospital.
Speaking on the hardship faced by his wife and the baby, Oladapo explained that the hospital has detained his wife since November 16, over his inability to raise money for the bill.
He lamented that his new born baby and her mother were made to sleep on a chair in the hospital.
He stated that “On the 16th of November, I rushed my wife from the house to the hospital. On getting there, they asked me to make some payments before they can proceed on any operation.
“I told them I don’t have much on me. They gave me an emergency form to fill so that they would take care of her just to save the life of the mother and the baby first.
“They did the operation successfully, the following day which was 17th; I was called to buy some drugs. I told them I could not get money to buy those drugs.
“On the emergency form which I had already filled the day, I came to the hospital, they said I should take the form to pharmacy so that I can use the form to buy those necessary drugs for my wife. They discharged her four days after.