A woman, Mrs Ukamaka Nkwegu has called on the Ebonyi State government to come to her aid after her husband abandoned her and newborn triplets.
Mrs Nkwegu was recently delivered of triplets, two male and a female, at Maternal and Child Health Clinic, Abakaliki, Ebony State after prolonged labour.
The Ozibo Obegu Ibenta indigene was taken to the health centre by a pastor after she was neglected by her family members.
Matron of the health centre, Mrs Elizabeth Odoh, said Ukamaka, who is in her late 20’s, was left at the mercy of the maternity staff and some people who have been caring for her and the babies.
Mrs Nkwegu, overwhelmed by her situation, appealed to the government and other spirited individuals to help care for the babies.
“My husband asked me to go to a Traditional Birth Attendant in our village to go and deliver my baby that he doesn’t have money for hospital and I did that.
“But the traditional birth attendant whom I met told me that my case was above her and abandoned me after several hours.
“A pastor saw me and took me to this hospital where I delivered my babies successfully”, she narrated