Ngozi Uzodike, a professor at Nnamdi Azikiwe University who gave birth to a set of septuplets, and her husband, Mr. Celestine Uzodike, have both spoken about the difficult postpartum period.
He said that after being put to sleep on Sunday at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital, Okija, his wife remained unconscious for three days in a row.
Two boys and five girls were born to the couple, according to an earlier story from six9ja Media, although one daughter died away.
In a conversation with The Punch, he said; “For three days, she was very unconscious, but between yesterday and today, she appears stronger, and I hope her condition continues to improve.”
The hospital billed Ngozi N19million, which she was required to pay before she was allowed to go with the remaining six children.
The Department of Business Administration employee, who was crying both happy and sad tears, bemoaned her inability to pay the medical expense.
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She clarified that since beginning her employment at the school in December 2020, she had not received a salary.
In a news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Celestine Uzodike backed up her claims, stating that his wife was legally employed at the college as a full-time instructor but has since not received anything.
Mr. Uzodike explained why he cried out for assistance, saying; *
“The cost of caring for the babies is enormous, and we have exhausted all we have. The babies came out prematurely at 26th week gestation period and the hospital said they will need to be placed under intensive care unit and each of them will cost N3m. One of them has died, leaving six survivors.
Their organs are still developing, and they will need to be placed in an intensive care unit to be given adequate care. I have had a series of meetings with the management of the hospital, and they told me that I should be expecting approximately N19m at the rate of N3.2m per child. This is to care for them for two months. I have spent all I have, and we don’t really know where to get the money from, which is why we are seeking the intervention of the government and every well-meaning individual.”
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