A 30-year-old woman who recently gave birth to a set of quadruplets has called for help to enable her to take care of the babies.
Mrs Temitope Amodu delivered her babies, all-female quadruplets on October 25, 2018, at the National Hospital, Abuja and she and her family were not able to clear the medical bills.
He, however, appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians and the government to come to her aid, ”I am a teacher in a private school and the job is not secure. At a point, I had to take a leave without pay. My husband is an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
”Before I got the teaching job, it was his meagre salary that we managed and life has not been easy. My first child is three years old; it was because of the economic situation that we decided to delay further childbirth till now.
”These children are everybody’s; they are God-given. I call on Nigerians to please come and help us. It is an urgent need. Apart from the bills, the National Hospital is so expensive and their bills are different from that of my regular hospital, there is the issue of feeding.
“In the last one week, I cannot count how many tins of milk they have taken. It has really not been easy; so much that it is affecting my health right now. My blood pressure has risen because I have been thinking of how I will do it.
“Where we live is a room and parlour, with a little space like a store, which we cannot call a room. Meanwhile, the paediatrician said the babies need a room to themselves; that if not, we might be having challenges,” she told Punch.