Delivered by caesarean section on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
The twins, Audrey Agyapong, a 38-year-old trader, and her 54-year-old husband, Daniel Wemu, suspected foul play by their visibly distraught mother.
Explaining their plight to The Ghanaian Times In Accra, the couple recalled that an ultrasound scan done at 31 weeks of gestation at two medical facilities including the 37 Military Hospital showed that Ms Agyapong was carrying two live fetuses (twins).
The The Ghanaian Times’ Painstaking investigations The first scan report signed by Dr Otu Danquah was carried out on April 22, 2022 at Serika Diagnostic Services in Lartebiokoshi, Accra, when the pregnancy was 20 weeks.
The results showed direct intrauterine (intrauterine) embryos.
Further, the second ultrasound scan done at 37 Military Hospital on July 21, 2022 and Dr. MT Mpeti and R. Signed by Asiedu, who is a resident and senior doctor respectively, confirmed the previous scan results with Twin A weighing 269 grams and 269 grams respectively. 261 grams.
“In total, we had four different scans, all of which were shocking that I was carrying live twins and could disappear at birth.” Mrs. Agyapong said The Ghanaian Times.
Further explaining, on September 7, 2022, when her gestation period was 38 weeks, she was admitted to the 37 Military Hospital, where her vitals were confirmed as two fetal heartbeats were normal.
“On September 8, 2022, the morning of the operation, my children were checked again and I was told that they were both fine. So double logistics is taken for them. In theatre, I was prepared for the operation and given an anaesthetic, which completely numbed my lower body.
“A screen was placed in the middle, which prevented me from directly seeing what was happening. But, I felt two babies being taken out of my stomach. Then, I heard crying and a female baby was shown to me by a doctor named Dr. Ali Saina, who told me, ‘It’s only one baby.’ Said.
Dr Sain is a Senior Obstetrician and Gynecologist at 37 Military Hospital where he performed caesarean sections.
“I panicked and trying to process what I was told, I heard the doctor tell his team members to take out their phones and video it. I was taken to the recovery ward where the doctor said he would come and talk to me. Ms Agyapong recalled that she had sleepless nights after the incident.
According to the distraught mother, to make matters worse, she was later told that what she thought was a second child was a placenta.
“I was shocked because it wasn’t my first time giving birth and I know how a person feels when the placenta comes out.”
On his part, Mr. Namu, a senior driver at JA Plant Pool Ghana Limited in Accra, said the alleged disappearance of his child was “unacceptable” when he was asked to pay double items before the operation.
“I have twins from my previous marriage and am happy that I will have another set to tell this shocking story” Clearly upset, the father became angry.
He continued: “As I speak now, I could not put the child outside, nor give her a name, because I do not know whether the missing child is a girl or a boy.”
Meanwhile, on October 10, 2022, Mr. Nam appealed to the Commander-in-Charge of the 37 Military Hospital to initiate an investigation into the matter and bring back his missing child.
Several attempts have been made The Ghanaian Times To speak to Dr Ali Saine on the matter was in vain when he insisted on contacting the Commander-in-Charge of 37 Military Hospital for permission.
“We have a regular procedure here. I can’t talk to the media unless you get permission from the appropriate quarters in the hospital. He insisted.
After a couple of failed attempts to talk to him, The The Ghanaian Times On October 14, 2022, an official letter was written to the Commander-in-Charge of 37 Military Hospital, requesting an interview with Dr Sain.
Several follow-ups have since been made, but to no avail; Hospital administration was always met with the refrain, “We’re working on it.”
On Friday, October 28, 2022, The The Ghanaian Times 37 wrote another letter to the Public Affairs Department of the Military Hospital, requesting an interview with Dr Ali Saine, but received only a verbal response assuring them that an investigation into the case had been initiated.
However, an ophthalmologist at the 37 Military Hospital, Wing Commander Isaac Bediako Fordjur, is part of the team assigned to investigate the matter. The Ghanaian Times The investigation was started in November last year.
“We have interviewed all concerned, including the nurses who worked in theater on that fateful day, and we will inform you of our findings when we are done.” He said.
Almost four months have passed since the investigation into the incident started.