No less than 14 babies have died at the incubator of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH due to power outage.

Some patients at the hospital confirmed that some surgery procedures have also been suspended due to irregular power supply.

A medical officer at the hospital who spoke to newsmen on the conditions of anonymity said among the de@d babies were the twin babies of a woman who had been looking for the fruit of the womb for seven years.

She said the woman gave birth last month but due to the premature nature of the delivery, they were put in an incubator.

“I’m saddened. We lost those twins, because of power failure at the hospital. More than 14 babies have d!ed at the incubator in the past weeks due to power failure”, she said.

Other patients told newsmen, that they were being referred to private hospitals by doctors due to the poor power situation.

They also added that their relatives use their phone light to aid doctors and nurses who are taking care of the person he rushed to the Accident and Emergency Ward.

When contacted for comments, Prof. C. N. Mato, the hospital’s provost declined to comment on the matter.


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