Help! Mother of quintuplets stranded in Plateau hospital, accumulates N3.7m bill

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A woman, Mrs Abigail Musa, who was delivered of five babies after 23 years of bareness, has been stranded at the Fertile Ground Hospital, Zaramaganda Road, Jos, Plateau State, over an accumulated hospital bill of N3.7m.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Abigail had been staying in the hospital for the past three and half months when the babies were born.

However, two of the babies were said to have died.

Her husband, Mr Garba Musa, a pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations, told our correspondent on Sunday that efforts to raise the bill and take his wife and the three surviving babies home had been abortive.

He said, “My wife and the babies were discharged from the hospital about two days ago, but we could not go home due to the hospital bill.

“It’s really a big challenge, which we do not know how to handle because the outstanding money, which the doctor said must be paid before we leave, is N3.7m. This is just too much for us.”

Explaining how the hospital bill accumulated, the cleric said, “My wife had been at the hospital for three months and three weeks. When she gave birth to the five babies through operation, they were premature, which necessitated that they put them inside incubators.

“My wife was charged N3,000 and each baby consumed N5,000 every day.  Almost every two days, tests were run on the babies, which took N3,000. There were other charges also, and that was how the money amounted to such a huge amount. Punch

 

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