Fear Among Patients as Newborn Baby Is Stolen from Hospital Ward in Kaberamaido

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Police in Kaberamaido are currently investigating a disturbing incident in which a newborn baby girl was stolen from a public hospital ward in the district. The incident has left the mother and hospital staff in distress and disbelief.

The caretaker of the baby, Ruth Ailo, recounted the incident, stating that her relative, Regin Ayoko, had been admitted to the Kaberamaido District General Hospital’s labor ward. After giving birth with the assistance of midwives, the baby was stolen from the ward. Ailo explained that she was cleaning the mother’s blood-stained clothes when the baby went missing.

The new mother, 24-year-old Ayoko, shared her perspective on the incident. She revealed that a suspicious individual approached her bed under the pretext of needing babies for immunization. Although Ayoko declined due to the allocated slot being for larger babies, she didn’t suspect any ill intentions. When she briefly left her bed to drop off tea cups, she returned to find her baby missing.

Loyce Anyodo, an assistant nursing officer at Kaberamaido Hospital, expressed her sympathy for the mother’s anguish. She noted that after carrying a baby for nine months, having the newborn stolen just two hours after birth is an extremely distressing situation. Anyodo, who has 23 years of service, stated that she had never encountered such a scenario before.

Dr. Erick Auna, the hospital’s medical superintendent, acknowledged the challenge of monitoring the influx of attendants from the community. He mentioned that while the policy is typically one patient, one attendant, many individuals arrive with more than four attendants, making it difficult to track potentially suspicious persons.

As of now, a police investigation is underway, and family members have provided statements to aid in locating the suspect responsible for the theft. The incident has sparked concern and urgency as authorities strive to ensure the safety and security of patients and their families within the hospital premises.

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