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Pregnant woman carried on wooden door to CHIPS compound to deliver

A pregnant woman at Effiduase Motokrodua village in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region was carried on a wooden door from her home to the nearest CHPS Compound to enable her deliver.

The midwife at the Motokrodua CHPs Compound, Delali Gavoh said there was no vehicle around to carry her to the facility for medical attention.


The only way they could carry her was to break the door to her room for her to lie on to be sent to the CHPS Compound, she said.

The distance between the home of the woman and the CHPS compound is an hour journey on foot, Delalai told Kwame Tutu, host of the Yen Nsempa show on Onua FM.

The husband of the woman who could not carry the wife reported the condition to the midwife.

After listening to him, Delali said she then decided to go to the house with the man on foot to take care of the woman.

Upon reaching the home, the condition had deteriorated because she had drank locally prepared concoction.

With no vehicle around, she suggested that the door to the room be broken for her lie on it to be transported to the center for treatment.

Lo and behold, they managed to carry her to the facility and after several minutes of medical care, the woman delivered successfully, Delalri added.

“We were approached by a man who said his wife was in labour but could not walk to the facility to deliver. So I accompanied him to the house, it was quite a distance, about an hour walk.

“Upon reaching the house and after assessment, I noticed that the woman was finding it difficult to breath. She told me she took in some locally prepared concoctions to enable her deliver quickly but started experiencing strange feelings in the body after drinking it.

“I didn’t have all the required equipment with me there to take care of her so I instructed that we transported her to the CHIPS compound. But there was no car.

“So we had to pull down the door for her to lie on it to be carried to the facility for attention,” she narrated.

Apart from the deplorable roads and lack of transportation, the Community also has poor internet and network signals, Delay further stated.

To enable her speak in the interview with Kwame Tutu, she had to move to another community with a relatively stable signal to be able to speak on phone.



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