The young mother who went through public ordeal at Pumani Maternity Hospital recently has for the first time spoken on what transpired.
Jackline Faustina, was a few days ago forced to deliver her bouncing baby from the ground after medics at the facility refused to admit her citing their professional go slow.
The incident took place last Friday Sept 18th with a viral video causing a huge uproar countrywide when security guards first reportedly refused to open gates for the expectant mother who was wreathing in pains of labour.
“When my husband came later, he found me in a lot of pain so he ordered for a taxi and took me to Pumwani Hospital.
“When we got there, the staff declined to open the gate for us. We begged but they claimed they were on strike and could not open for us. I just gave birth right there,” Faustina narrated.
That despite the painful experience that she was going through, no one was willing to listen hence she had to deliver the baby from wherever she was without any medical support.
“It was in the middle of the road and in front of many people. I tried covering the baby as well as myself since there were people around including men.
“I was also trying to shield the baby from falling and hitting the hard, uneven tarmac,” she added in her emotional narration.
Homenews.coke has also learnt that the victim is of a Tanzanian origin but has lived in the country for close to ten years and together with her man have a total of three children.
According to the first hand story, after giving birth, her baby displayed breathing issues and was also vomiting before she was rushed to Pumwani Nursery for support system.
“I believe Pumwani also acted very fast under the circumstances. The nurse could have been there in three minutes had there not been the surging crowd that scared her. A woman, if she is ready to give birth, she will give birth,” Woman Rep Esther Passaris stated in her controversial statement that has since sparked varied reactions.
Speaking on the same matter, Deputy Director of Medical Services at Nairobi Metropolitan Services NMS Michael Oluga, however, remained firm that the hospital staff helped deliver the baby what Kenyans have termed a cover-up statement.