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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Hospital where women are charged $5 every time they scream during childbirth

Poor women have been exploited at their most vulnerable time by a hospital that charged them $5 every time they screamed during child birth. 

The shocking discovery was made by a U.S. group that campaigns against corruption, as it released its annual Global Corruption Barometer. 

At the hospital in Zimbabwe, one of the poorest countries in the world, the fine was said to be for 'raising a false alarm', according to Transparency International.


Women who were unable to pay the fine were allegedly kept in the hospital until their families could pay. Interest was also added to the fines, according to the Washington Post.

Many mothers already avoid hospital deliveries in the African nation because of the $50 cost, which is about the third of the average $150 income.

In a country where nearly 95 per cent of the population is unemployed after years of economic turmoil and corruption under President Mugabe, and where one in eight women die in childbirth every day, the fines could rob a woman of a year's salary. 

A survey of Zimbabweans found 65 per cent believed the country's medical services to be corrupt.

When Transparency International contacted Zimbabwe's deputy prime minister, he ordered an investigation and since then no further reports of fines have been made. However, the $50 delivery charge remains.

The campaign group has now set up workshops in Zimbabwe to raise awareness about corruption and show citizens how to record officials demanding bribes so they can provide evidence to the courts.

Culled from UK Daily Mail 

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's Bizarre, 5dos for each time they scream?..... it's absurd.


DR. FIBROID

Gemzy said...

They should also collect fines for the baby crying ₪Å!!!! Rubbish....

Nono said...

There is nothing we won't hear in this world..

OgeAussie said...

This CANNOT be true!!

Adekunle Kazeem said...

That's incredible. So they should not scream again. Is that part of medical treatment and charges. This is nonsense. Things like this happen only in dictatorial society.

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$bouquola$ said...

This is 2o bad...smh

Cute G said...

#yikes#this is indeed preposterous.Imagine that"Low Life Country"where poverty is @ its peak!Enduring such childbirth pain is even more deadlier than letting it out.Illiterates!

Anonymous said...

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Dis is a new season

Anonymous said...

And the zimbos will be there doing macho on FB and twitter,insulting people because of Big Brother Africa,a Game! Instead of them to think and profer solutions to the high level of poverty in their corrupt country!rubbish!

Makinwa Sarah said...

OGA OOoooOoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nsi...Kan said...

Sometime in Zimbabwe...
HUSY: Honey, as u are abt to put to bed,i only av 10dols..u know datz my annual remuration...u are meant to shout jst twice...
WIFE:(cryin)owkay dearie...
i'LL try....(Baby coming out gradually)..YEEEEAAA!...YEEEEAAA!...YEEEEEA..YEEEEEEA!...YEEEEEEAA!...YEEEEEAA!...YEEEAA OOOO!..OOOOOO!...AAAAAH!..YEEEEA!...(Baby peeps and goes back)..(Wife opens her eyes)...(Husy faints!)

Shepherd said...

Read this on the WP days back and couldn't help but laugh.
Sad tale...
All this corruption stemmed from Mugabe's government as opposed to what he wants the media to believe.

Ugo Dosh said...

Wow! $5 for screaming at child birth? The management of that hospital are wicked. Even if you be commando wife, you must scream for at least 5 minutes at child birth. But then, no be by force to deliver in that 'designer' hospital.... there are always options!

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Anonymous said...

Horrible! They still colonize us.Thank God,some or most of them fall MUGU to Smart African.Na God go Purnish them,First here on Earth!!!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Thats unfair and absolutely ridiculous.

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Oge Okoro said...

nawa oo...hilarious

Ayo adeshina said...

Pple are wicked. nonsense

Anonymous said...

Foolish people...its so annoying..

Charles Tams Tolofari said...

Wait o, u mean sey anytime dem shout for labour room, na 750 naira dem dey pay? So noise control is now a business venture? Choi,.. This pple worst paSs Yoruba dem wey dey Ondo state, Akure to be precise. They'll charge u for even stapling ur documents in NYSC camp...hehehehe, jst being silly. Gdmrn LIBers...


Charlestol...

ogbeni chwukwuwunmi said...

Dix ix bizzare...dix ix more dan babaric sef

Anonymous said...

Na wa o, wicked people.

Tedimola Olayinka said...

*In Igbo Woman Voice* OGBARA JESUS!!!!!

e bonto said...

My Country people,is it poverty dat brings corruption? or corruption causing poverty? It's terrible dat dis thing is happening in Africa. May God have mercy and help us.

Anonymous said...

Its nothing but arrant nonsense,don't they know screaming help alot during childs birth?

Anonymous said...

You no hear A̶̲̥̅̊♏‎​? One of the poorest country in the world. Any means of making money..hehehehe.

Anonymous said...

na wa oo.wonders shall neva end in Africa...@barbywinsom

Anonymous said...

Dix guyz wan kill women ne hw dem d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ xpect say dem G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴͡ givebirth witout screamin. d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ re nt humans

Anonymous said...

Eyah Poor women

Anonymous said...

WHAT MORE CAN WE SAY THAN "
IT IS WELL"

Anonymous said...

Hian!!! Unbeleiveable.something that is natural for every woman in labour to do.pls Something should be done about it.as for those responsible 4 d corrupt medical system, hell is real Oo°˚˚˚°!

Anonymous said...

God jst fr screaming during child birth!no b with there mouth n voice?abi machine dy help help

BLOGLORD said...

the kind of things you hear ehnn???

do they know the pains of labour???

Anonymous said...

Linda am a bit confused about your figures..Is it $5 or $50? Btw this is so upsetting and disturbing! These people really treat Africans Like animals..While they make provisions for Epidural in their own country they charge women for screaming during child birth? God will Judge them

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Ggirl said...

God have mercy

Anonymous said...

Na wa Oo

Anonymous said...

Linda 5 dollar abi 50 dollars, which one? Check ur post.

Linda's hubby.

Nikapetrelli said...

Dats nt fair,God help them

Anonymous said...

Dis is wickedness I think everytin 4rm ante natal care to post natal care shld b free so dat pregnant woman will not b scare to go to the hospital

Anonymous said...

THIS IS EVIL!!!!!

curvy ZO said...

Zimbabwe is not a country naa..its a hussling island. Inhumane treatment at its peak. Damn them!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm! I'm in shock.

titi lola said...

its a pity. so short of words

IslandeR said...

Linda, I beg no attempt *shaildbet for there o. Make we no go start anoda fund raising spree for you...heeeheeeheee.

Anonymous said...

dats incredible

Sean Manuel said...

Zim is a lost case. Not until Zanu-PF is gone completely from power, will the country and it citizens begin to have the benefits of nation to citizens rights and resposibility, like basic healthcare and security.

albertkure said...

This is so wrong and inhumane on many levels; medically, religiously, morally.....

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Ridiculous!!

Anonymous said...

Im tired of weeping for Africa

Anonymous said...

Hmmm dis is unfair. Poor women ¤sobs¤

Onyia Uche said...

So sad

Onyia Uche said...

So sad

Anonymous said...

That's funny.

All student forum said...

If this hospital was located in Nigeria, they would have made billions of dollars from our pregnant mothers.. lol

Anonymous said...

Okay o, suffering and smiling

Anonymous said...

THIS IS REALLY BIZZARE... THEY SHOULD BE PROBED. HOW WOULD U CALL CHILD BIRTH SCREAMS 'FALSE ALARM'? THATS JES OVER THE BOARD.

Anonymous said...

And my Zim friends think Zim is better than Nigeria. I always tell them naija is bad bt a lot better than Zim. I'm gonna copy this link and send to them. Thanks Linda!

Anonymous said...

wow.. Childbirth is the second most painful tin on earth n de expct u to moan instead of scream? Hian!
#bitessugarcane o

Anonymous said...

Are you f****n kidding me?

Anonymous said...

95% unemployment? My goodness wahala dey for Africa o!

Anonymous said...

Complete nonsense !!!!

Idris Saminu said...

This is totally unfair,how will they be doing that?? i think the best way to stop this is to report them.

Anonymous said...

Na wa oh!! Is it babbies they packed like sardine

smiley said...

It happens even here in nigeria, dat its shamefull to cry o scream while givin birth so dey slap u if you try it.I hav seen it happen to a 14yrs old wen she was having pains before d delivery so tears was coming down and her aunts we're slapn her dat she shudnt bring shame to women.Don't insult my tribe

Anonymous said...

If this is true, It is infact horrible. Should I had been in that country I would have been fined up to $5million dollars during my baby's birth. Wonders shall never cease

Anonymous said...

Teaching the woman how to b strong at childbirth.laugh instead.

Anonymous said...

Teaching the woman how to b strong at childbirth.laugh instead.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha...... nawa 4 zimbabwe ooooo.

Anonymous said...

Lol....... Zimbabwe should be cancelled. Asap.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! U r using ur brain. Dailymail and their bullshit stories, mschew...see thru it people, their mission is to make africa "darker" to the rest of the world...damned racists/exploiters. The story is FALSE

Anonymous said...

And as a nigerian u r one to call their country corrupt! Hmmm plenty mumus for here

Anonymous said...

Why can't people be patient and read properly, the $50 is for being admitted into the hospital, while the so called $5 is for screaming during labour. Of which this is a fantastic tale and I don't believe it one bit!

Anonymous said...

wow totally unfair the management should have their tooth removed without anaesthesia and see if they won't scream and thats just a fraction of labour pain>>they should be punished

Anonymous said...

Lolz, I love.

Henry Johnfred said...

LOL Very Funny....Maybe thats the hospital ma mum gave birth to me

Anonymous said...

Lmaoooo got tears in my eyes mehn u jst killed me wit laughter

Anonymous said...

Thank you! As the Western media continues their manipulation of painting Africa black, our continent will continue to rise.

osazee otaren said...

dis people re really crazy,hw can a woman give birth without shouting?fools

osazee otaren said...

dis people re really crazy,hw can a woman give birth without shouting?fools

Miss Diva said...

Honstly can't be true..how in da world its possible..

Anonymous said...

very sad, cant blif diss...God will give dem dia reward nd judge cos its totally inhuman

jubee said...

End of tym!!!

Anonymous said...

Awkward moment is when the zims decides to twit-fight nigerians

Anonymous said...

Na lie.

Anonymous said...

Anything is possible in Zimbabwe. That country is so poor and corrupt. That's why their people are so desperate wherever u find them. Women prostitute for a loaf of bread over there. That's what poverty can do to desperate people...

esty neji said...

They R not serious

Anonymous said...

is that what igbo says