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14 January 2011

Saving babies

“I’ll walk to the ends of the earth to keep my baby safe”. A young mother in labour finds her hospital shut. It’s babies, babies everywhere for Netcare hospitals and paramedics

 For the diminutive Angel Kubeka walking four kilometres uphill, all the way, was a small price to pay to get her unborn child to the safety of Durban’s Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital.

Angel’s first baby was born by Caesarean section when she was only 17. As her first pregnancy was a difficult one she has been keeping a close watch on the health of the second baby all along. This morning she walked to the clinic in Kwamashu only to find the doors firmly locked. Her search for help took her to King Edward Hospital where treatment was unfortunately refused.

 
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