The bizarre incident occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld by URN, gave birth to a bounding baby girl at the health center.
There was panic at St. Asumpta health center
III in Arua district over the weekend after nurses found a live frog in the placenta
of a woman shortly after delivering at the facility.
The bizarre incident
occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in
Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld by URN, gave birth to a
bounding baby girl at the health center.
The Midwife, who only
identified herself as Judith, says she was shocked when she removed the
Placenta from the womb only to see a frog coming out of the membrane. She explains
that she tried to ask the mother as to what could have happened in vain.
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The Health Center In Charge, Sunday Aluonzi, says
the frog had already been removed from the placenta and kept in a bucket where
it is still alive by the time he was called to the facility.
He however, says that
both the mother and her attendant were counseled, adding that they also called a
Priest from Ediofe Catholic Parish together with members of the Catholic
Charismatic Renewal to pray for the mother and child.
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Aluonzi says management is yet to meet and decide on whether to dispose
of the frog or forward it for further scientific analysis. Our reporter visited the health center on
Monday afternoon and found both the Mother and child in good health.
The mother who spoke
to URN in Lugbara explained that she had a normal birth throughout the nine months
and traveled to Arua from Kampala where she stays with her husband since she didn’t
have anybody to attend to her.
Her mother told our
reporter on condition of anonymity that her first grandchild shortly after
birth but they are yet to understand the cause of death.