A 20 year old poor young woman was taken by her family to a private hospital in Tank for maternity services. To the utter dissapointment of the woman, the hospital asked for Rs. 20,000 in advance. Extremely distressed, the woman sat in one corner, as another woman approached her and consoled the family. On her advice, the family to rushed to the maternity home managed by Medecin du Monde (MdM) BEmONC center in RHC, Gomal where reprodutive health services are provided free.
The well-trained professional team of MdM received the patient and provided the necessary services. The woman breathed a sigh of relief as a healthy baby girl was safely delivered. Further examination and tests revealed that the mother and baby had blood incompatibility that put the baby at high-risk.
The young mother and her new-born baby stayed at the BEmONC Centre for four hours while the doctor treated her for severe side effects. The medical team diligently monitored their condition. Upon satisfactory progress, she was discharged with counselling on care and precautions to take at home. Both the mother and her family were pleased and expressed gratitude for MdM and its staff members. The mother said, “thank you for taking care of us. I don’t have words to express what it meant for us”.