Dr. Eric Alilo, the in-charge ogf Kotido Health Centre IV described the condition as gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdominal wall where the baby’s intestines stick outside of the body through a hole besides the belly button.
A teenage mother in Kotido district
has delivered a baby with exposed intestines. The child was delivered at
Lokiding health center II in Longaroe Sub
County on Sunday.
The teenager’s mother, Madelena
Lomoe, says she was shocked by the condition of her grandchild. She says the 19-year-old
was abandoned by her husband after getting another wife in Karenga.
Dr. Eric Alilo, the in-charge of Kotido
Health Centre IV described the condition as gastroschisis, a birth defect of
the abdominal wall where the baby’s intestines stick outside of the body
through a hole beside the belly button.
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He says the child has been referred
to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for further management because Kotido lacks
specialized equipment and a doctor to handle such cases.
Dr. Alilo also reveals that they received
another child from the same area about three weeks ago with an abnormal growth
on the face.
He called on partners and well-wishers to support the mother while
at the hospital and back home.
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Reports indicate that a similar case was registered in the same area three
years ago and was also referred to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for