Malawian woman dies in South Africa after giving birth to triplets
Ona Banda, a 37 year old Malawian woman died in South Africa while receiving medication after she gave birth to triplet girls.
The death of Banda was confirmed by her husband, Daniel Issah Phiri.
Phiri told a local radio station in South Africa that his wife died in South Africa after she developed complications.
He said his wife gave birth to the triplets at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg.The triplets bring the couples’ number of children to six.
“She delivered normally without any complications on Sunday, 7th January. The following morning she was discharged. She was going to the hospital on a daily basis to nurse the babies as one of them had not yet reached the required weight and needed to still be in hospital,” narrated Phiri.
Banda is said to have complained of chest pains a few days later and was escorted to the hospital by her husband.
“I decided not to go to work and escort her. After she had finished nursing the babies we went in to see the doctor to have her checked but because time had passed it was now around 8 in the evening I bid her good bye, saying I would see her in the morning,” said Phiri.
That was the last time Phiri would speak to his wife. He told a local radio when he came back the following morning he found his wife admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
“Her condition had deteriorated. I was in total shock. I asked the doctor what happened for her to reach that state; he said she had suffered brain damage and therefore needed to be put on life support,” explained the grieving husband.
Her body is yet to be repatiated back home.
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