Tamale: Mentally challenged woman gives birth in the forest

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A mentally challenged woman believed to be in her early 30s has succesfully given birth to a bouncing baby girl at the Aboabo forest in the Tamale metropolis.

According to an eyewitness, the woman was found in labour by a young man who was attending to nature’s call in the forest which harbours many of such mentally challenged persons.

The witness raised an alarm and that alerted some women around who quickly mobilised clothing to cover the naked woman in labour and assisted her to give birth.

The assembly man for the area upon hearing the news, took the new mother to his house where she was bathed and before she was sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for medical care.

Confirming the incident to Bole based Nkiligi FM, the head of Department for Medical Social Work at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Alhaji Braimah Saaka said both the child and mother are doing well and receiving treatment at the hospital.

Source: classfmonline


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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