‘I have no womb’ – Nana Yaa Brefo gets emotional over ‘medical negligence’
Broadcast journalist, Nana Yaa Brefo has shared her harrowing experience about how she lost her womb and a baby at a hospital due to medical negligence.
The media personality said on Angel FM Monday morning that she was pregnant at the time and was due for delivery.
“A surgery they do in the morning, I had mine done in the afternoon. It took about 1 and a half hours to 2 hours. I almost died on the theatre table. Just because of such negligence, my womb had to be taken that day. Otherwise, I would’ve died, according to the doctor.”
“And the explanation he gave was that oh, the doctor who did the earlier surgery stitched my womb together with the cut so, there were holes in my womb,” she narrated with tears running down her cheeks.
She further said she did not have the privilege of seeing her baby because she also died shortly after the procedure.
“I didn’t see that child that I gave birth to because when that child got to Korle bu, after a while, that child also died.”
According to her, her in-laws kept praying for her to have a second child without knowing that she had no womb carry a child.
“My husband didn’t want anyone to know about it. But my in-laws kept praying for me for another child. She could call and say her prophetess wants to meet me but she didn’t know I was also like a man because I could no longer give birth. She was just wasting her prayers,” she recounted painfully.
Nana Yaa Brefo shared her experience after the Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages had also recounted how he lost his wife at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital).
Dr. Emmanuel Kuto took to social media to narrate how he lost his wife at one of Ghana’s biggest referral hospitals due to alleged medical negligence.
His post sparked uproar on social media and in traditional media. Several people shared similar stories of alleged medical negligence they had suffered at various hospitals across the country.
Management at the Ridge Hospital in a statement said they had initiated an investigation into Dr. Kuto’s incident.