A Ghanaian man identified as Geroge Ackah has shocked the internet community after he abandoned his wife upon hearing that she has delivered four babies at once- quadruplets.
The man who is said to be a cleaner with a private firm outside his community, Sefwi Adukrom, has not returned since his 27-year old wife gave birth at the Bibiani Hospital on Sunday, July 19. The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Kwesi Adu-Gyamfi, told Graphic Online that the woman was referred from a private facility due to her critical condition.
“After receiving her, I assigned a medical officer to her permanently, we followed her until the 31-weeks where we admitted her and then to 36-weeks when she delivered. I must say that from the time of admission to the time of delivery, the husband who she said is a cleaner in a private firm, did not pass by the hospital nor answer his calls,” he said. The unemployed wife, who lives with Ackah in Sefwi Adukrom, a farming community, already has two children with the man before the arrival of the quadruplets”, the doctor clarified.
Dr Adu-Gyamfi said the mother of the quadruplets first reported for antenatal at a private facility, where an initial scan revealed triplets. “After we performed thorough assessment with further scans we realized they were quadruplets,” he said. “For proper care, we adopted what we call Focus Antenatal; we assigned a midwife to the woman, but after some time we did not hear from her again, her phone was also not going through,” he said.