General News Sat, 24 Aug 2019

Midwife converts 'aboboyaa' into ambulance; saves life of mother, new baby

Belinda Zumebome, a young Ghanaian midwife in the Asikiri CHPS compound, Bawku Municipal Assembly, has received national praise for her humane service to a birthing mother.

The 29-year-old midwife was captured in a photo transporting a mother who had just given birth in a tricycle to a referral health facility in the Bawku Municipal Assembly, Upper East Region on Saturday, August 16, 2019.

Belinda Zumebome, whose selfless act was captured in a photo, highlights the poor working conditions of health workers in the country and the near-death experience pregnant women undergo to deliver their babies.

As a midwife at the Asikiri CHPS compound in Bawku Municipal Assembly, Belinda Zumebome, had been compelled to provide the health need of a new mother in a moving tricycle.

She was captured in a cringing photo transporting a birthing mother in a moving tricycle while she administered intravenous fluids (drip) on the birthing mother.

Belinda Zumebome has been working as a midwife in the Bawku Municipal Assembly for the past five years and this humanitarian service has highlighted her selfless nature.

YEN.com.gh understands Belinda Zumebome was working with the help of Suzanna, the nurse in charge of the Asikiri CHPS compound.

They had conducted a successful delivery and Belinda had ruled out Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) and recommended a referral for better medical care.
Source: yen.com.gh
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