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Preterm birth is not spiritual; it is a medical condition – Medical Officer

Preterm birth is not spiritual; it is a medical condition – Medical Officer

Ghana News
A senior medical officer at the Manhyia government’s Hospital Mother and Baby Unit has urged parents to disregard wild beliefs that preterm birth is a spiritual condition and to insist on quality medical care for their babies. According to Dr. Yaa Dufie Amo-Mensah, many mothers are discouraged from seeking quality medical attention at health facilities and instead seek treatment from herbalists and spiritualists. According to her, such parental decisions exacerbate the condition of their babies. “You know premature babies, some people call them ‘Nsuo ba’ or ‘Bosom ba’ so then they rather think that herbal preparations and other things (can cure the illness) which rather worsens the condition,” Dr. Amo-Mensah noted. Dr. Amo-Mensah was speaking at a durbar to commemorate the...

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