Hospital Off The Hook In Baby Switch Row

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FRANCISTOWN: Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) is finally off the hook after it was entangled in a baby switch row over the paternity of a dead child. The first and the second DNA tests have revealed that the corpse, which still awaits burial, is that of Oratile Bentu.

The child’s mother, Dineo Bentu, had taken NRH to court alleging that the child that NRH said was hers was not her child. She was of the view that the child was possibly swapped after she gave birth prematurely through caesarean operation.

Oratile Bentu, died in October last year and is currently at the mortuary of NRH awaiting burial.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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