Mr Celestine Uzodike, husband to Ngozi Uzodike, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University lecturer who delivered to a set of septuplets has shared the traumatic post birth experience.
He said his wife was unconscious for three days straight after putting to bed at Obijackson Women and Children Hospital, Okija, on Sunday
CorrectNG reported earlier that the couple welcomed seven children, two boys and five girls, however, one of the girls died.
In a chat with The Punch, he said; “For three days, she was very unconscious, but between yesterday and today, she appears stronger, and I hope her condition continues to improve.”
Ngozi was charged N19million by the hospital, a bill she was asked to pay before she can be discharged with the remaining six babies.
The woman who works at the Department of Business Administration, was torn between tears of joy and sorrow as she lamented that she is unable to pay the medical bill.
She explained that she had not been paid salaries since she started working at the institution in December 2020.
Mr. Celestine Uzodike, corroborated her story while speaking with pressmen on Wednesday, saying that that his wife was properly employed as a fulltime a lecturer at the institution, but unfortunately, had not been paid since.
Speaking on why he made a cry for help, Mr Uzodike said; “The cost of caring for the babies is enormous, and we have exhausted all we have. The babies came out prematurely at 26th week gestation period and the hospital said they will need to be placed under intensive care unit and each of them will cost N3m. One of them has died, leaving six survivors.
Their organs are still developing, and they will need to be placed in an intensive care unit to be given adequate care. I have had a series of meetings with the management of the hospital, and they told me that I should be expecting approximately N19m at the rate of N3.2m per child. This is to care for them for two months. I have spent all I have, and we don’t really know where to get the money from, which is why we are seeking the intervention of the government and every well-meaning individual.”