An hospital in Enugu is refusing to release the conjoined babies claiming that they had performed the separation operation before in 1980’s and can do it again.
The hospital however failed to say if the the same team of surgeons will perform on the twins delivered by Mrs Mary Ayeni.
Caroline Danjuma who is leading the campaign for the release of the conjoined twins said “I have no problem with Enugu hospital operating on the babies but we need to be real here. This involves two lives and they are not lab rats. The hospital certainly doesn’t have the equipment and we need to save this babies as soon as we can”.
She alleged that the hospital is also refusing to send their MRI scan and CT scan to other hospitals that asked for it. Hospitals in Texas and Canada have asked for the scans to see if they could assist the children but the hospital in Enugu has refused to give it out. The parents requested for it for over a week now, the hospital is yet to respond”
She said she called a certain Prof Obiayo, who asked what the hospitals abroad needed it for. What a funny question?
The father asked for his kids to be released but the hospital refused.
My case here, Caroline says, is that isn’t it ok to accept you can’t handle it and assist the parents in finding a better solution even if it’s within the country? But when you are bent on taking out the operation yourself knowing fully well you can’t is totally unfair to those kids. The mother has been crying since for the fear of losing her babies.
The hospital went as far as publishing in the newspapers that they need N5m for the surgery without informing the parents.
They are much more concerned in making a name and money for themselves than helping the innocent babies. Giving out their personal account without the consent of the family.
They said we should keep the babies in the hospital for 9 months before operation, but from my research, those babies don’t need to stay that long if they are not sharing any organ. The babies are handed over to student doctors and that scares me most.
Caroline is calling on well meaning people to help Mrs Mary Ayeni smile again.
She is described as a God fearing woman who has certainly gone through a lot.
Caroline added “I plead with Nigerians to tell Enugu hospital to release the children medical records to hospitals that are willing to assist. The babies are not lab rats”
Mrs Ayeni can be contacted for more details on 234 8138581860
Hopeville foundation is also willing to assist with further enquiries.