Doctors Plead for Help of an abandoned Child at Sacleapea Hospital
By: Maima M. Wright
Due to abnormal head size, a five-month-old infant has been abandoned at the Sacleapea Comprehensive Health Center in Nimba County, Liberia.
The Stage Media has not seen any medical report to confirm what has happened to the infant but Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. An infant with macrocephaly will have a larger head than most other infants of the same age and sex. In many cases, this condition is benign or harmless. In other cases, it may indicate an underlying medical condition, such as a genetic syndrome or a brain tumour.
The child was born through C-section because of the abnormal head size; when the mother recovered and saw her baby, she became depressed as she cried “this can’t be my baby”.
The doctor who carried out the surgery, Dr. Emmanuel D. Lah said that they nearly lost the mother of the child during the period of the surgery.
He explained to TSM that following successful surgery, the mother of the infant ran away after recovery thus leaving the child at the hospital.
“The child needs urgent medical care so we are therefore calling out to humanitarian organizations and individuals to kindly help this child seek advance medical care.
It is because of this condition he should be abandoned; he is a human who has the right to life and needs urgent care,” Dr. Lah said.
“The child is presently at the Sacleapea Comprehensive Health Center and needs to be brought to the John F. Kennedy hospital in Monrovia for specialized doctors and pediatrician to examine and come up with ways of saving his life.” He continued.
He wrote on his social media page “To All This May Concern: I present a 5 months old infant (“A.K.A Little Dr. Lah) who was born to an 18 years old female on March 16, 2021with Hydrocephalus.
Speaking to Dr. Alvin Nah Doe from the John F. Kennedy hospital, he said that the only way forward is for the child to be transported to Monrovia to get urgent care.
Other family members said the child is cursed because of his mother being disrespectful to older people in their village.