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Anger over woman left to deliver outside Serrekunda clinic

Nov 18, 2013, 9:14 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

There was growing anger yesterday at the Serrekunda clinic, when women stormed the clinic to vent their anger over the attitude of two nurses, who reportedly left a woman to deliver outside of the clinic premises.

According to eyewitness accounts, the visibly angry women stormed the clinic after a pregnant woman who reported to the hospital, was asked by the nurses to go to the main Serrekunda Hospital in Kanifing, as they were taking their breakfast, only for her to give birth to twins just as she left the clinic.

Sources told The Point that the pregnant woman first reported to the clinic in the morning, but was told by the nurses to go to Kanifing, and she refused as she was in pain.

‘‘She went back to the clinic and reported again to the nurses, but they still insisted that she should go to Kanifing,’’ a source added.

According to our sources, when the woman reported for the third time, she was again asked to go to Kanifing, and as she tried to leave the clinic, she gave birth to her first child. This made the women around angry, and they reportedly attacked the nurses.

The second child was delivered after the woman was taken inside the clinic.

Our sources further told The Point that police later came in and took away the two nurses, who at the time of going to press were said to be held at the Kairaba Police Station.