Babies born using cellphone torch lights in hospital
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The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Limpopo has said they are shocked to learn that babies are being born under light produced by cellphones at the Mookgopong Health Centre.
According to the party’s Lindy Wilson, the situation was caused by a malfunctioning generator and the absence of lights in the maternity ward.
She said the situation has been made worse by a dysfunctional suction machine, sonar, and foetal monitor and no incubators. Its been reported that water supply is also erratic and toilets are broken down.
Wilson said the horrible conditions have resulted in the recent deaths of three babies at the health facility.
She said one of the deceased babies had to be rushed to the hospital in Mokgalakwena due to distress but sadly died en-route.