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Nigerian Woman in £500,000 Debt after Giving Birth to Quadruplets at UK Hospital

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A Nigerian woman racked up a £500,000 bill after given birth to quadruplets at a UK hospital.

The 43-year-old woman, named Priscilla, who had intended to give birth to the babies in Chicago, U.S where she has family, was turned away by border officials upon arrival.

The officials said she did not have required documents from a hospital stating that she had the money to pay for the delivery.

Priscilla said she was returning to Nigeria through London when she started having contractions shortly after landing at Heathrow airport. This took place in November 2016, three months to her Expected Day of Delivery (EDD)

She was taken to the Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in West London, part of Imperial College Hospital, where she delivered the four babies.

Unfortunately, one died shortly after delivery, and another passed on last Saturday. The other two are still being treated in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care ward.

Hospital staff estimates that the total bill for the highly complex birth and the care of the babies is already more than £500,000. The cost of treating one baby in neonatal intensive care is £20,000 a week.

Priscilla, who is a healthcare worker in Nigeria, is currently staying at a hostel run by a charity and is unable to afford the bill.

Her husband is in Nigeria, and cannot come to Britain to help take care of her as he does not have enough money for a visa or the flight.

Priscilla underwent IVF treatment, which has a high risk of multiple births, as she was struggling to conceive naturally due to her age.

She was told by her doctor to fly to the US to have her babies, as Nigerian hospitals do not have the ‘facilities to cater for the children’.

Speaking to Terry Facey, the overseas visitor manager after being warned of the high cost of treatment, Priscilla said: ‘It’s only money. Money can’t buy life. The last bill I had was £331,000 but – even if I worked every day – I would never earn that much money. My kids are priceless.’

‘Those invoices are going to be huge … 20 grand a week for each baby (in intensive care),’ Facey, who had worked for the trust for about 12 years trying to collect bills for overseas patients said. ‘We will gently push forward and do what we have to do, we’re governed by the rules and regulations. They seem a bit fruitless at times,’ he added.

Earlier this year, it was reported that a yet to be identified Nigerian woman, racked up a £350,000 bill at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (a National Health Service Trust) in the UK, after she had a caesarean section in 2015.

She was transferred to there from another hospital because of pregnancy complications. Her twins then spent two months in intensive care.

All NHS Trusts are mandated to treat patients first before requesting for any form of patients and this is thought to cost about £280 million a year, with health tourists using the most of that amount.

Facey is also chasing a bill of £59,000 from a 56-year-old woman from the Philippines who underwent heart surgery. She was visiting her sister in November when she became ill and had the procedure in the renowned cardiac unit at trust’s Hammersmith hospital.

She has since recovered and flown home with her sister, but neither are able to pay the bill.

Facey added that some other patients frequently ‘disappear into the community’ even before he gets the chance to hand them an invoice.

He said that a Palestinian man had an operation to remove kidney stones, discharged himself shortly after procedure. He had claimed he was an asylum seeker and therefore exempt from NHS charges.

‘There’s this assumption that its free of charge, but that isn’t the case. Some people might say I’m hard hearted but I wouldn’t accept that at all. I have a capacity to ask a difficult question of someone in very difficult circumstances.

You certainly have to distance yourself emotionally. Turn your emotions off. Without that, you wouldn’t get the job done.

It’s a question of informing people that they’re going to be charged on the one hand, but also of informing them that they will be treated appropriately on the other,’ Facey said.

Facey says the majority of cases involve overseas patients who have fallen ill whilst visiting relatives in the UK.

He says only a few are health tourists deliberately targeting the NHS. A spokesman for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust declined to comment.

Cases like these and more are featured on BBC Two’s new documentary – Hospital: “A ground-breaking 6-part series in which one NHS Trust opens its doors to reveal how they make the toughest decisions of all.”

Credit: DailyMail

 

68 Comments

  1. yemi

    February 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I can understand the need to seek care elsewhere for high-risk pregnancies like this. If only the healthcare system in Nigeria was up to standard, we won’t be having citizens travelling out to get proper medical attention without being able to afford it.

    • Nelo

      February 1, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      I don’t see it as a need to have your child abroad if you just can’t afford it. Of course it’s become a trend in Nigeria where many want to post pictures of their newborn in the white, blue and red blanket. I even had someone tell me to go and take a loan to have my baby in the states. But why tho? There are some reputable private hospitals in Lagos where she could have had multiple births successfully. She would not be the first. She had her IVF treatment in Nigeria didn’t she? The UK will eventually have to toughen up on their rules. This is unfair to genuine british tax payers.

    • Adunnie

      February 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Did you see the part she said she was on her way back to Nigeria when she started having contractions 3 months to her EDD??? Besides “reputable” private hospitals in Nigeria are very very expensive. The problem is our health sector. Our government is seriously sleeping. We shouldn’t have to beg for good basic amenities. But then again we are in a sick country.

    • Tee

      February 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

      C’mon now, this lady should have planned better. That photo looks like she’s begging the doctor, sorry na, I deerin mean for this to happen. E jo, e ma binu. Is that going to pay the half a million bill?
      This is high level of irresponsibility. Some women don’t intentionally have the proper document and funds hoping for the best somehow which to me is utter nonsense.
      My friend told me of her cousin who came to N.Y to give birth. When she had simple back pain, she’ll call Uber to the hospital. My friend advised her just manage o because those check up bills will pile up. It’s better when it’s an emergency. No, she didn’t listen. She had the money for the delivery but when the other expenses came it was very high.
      She was so eager to rush back to naija too but didn’t mention how she will pay the remaining bills. My friend said, she kept pestering her about it and even sent the whole bill to her in naija.

  2. Muse

    February 1, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    And this is why there is a need for a total restructuring in our health sector, this is why we need good health policies, this is why we need a protest to tell those in power how to act, since they’ve traded their senses with God knows what. #istandwithtubaba

    • nene+

      February 1, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      If she had returned to Nigeria she and her babies would have perished! Hmmmm . That bill is gross!

    • Missappleberry

      February 1, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      She still lost 2 of the 4 babies. Read that on daily mail

  3. Fifi

    February 1, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I dont blame the NHS for asking for passport before treatment, gaddamit

    • Anon

      February 1, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Shame on you all. You people don’t read. She was on her way back to Nigeria and went into labour in the airport

  4. tobi

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Push the bill to the nigerian government. Let them pay it. If ee had good health care facilities here people like this wouldnt risk life seeking medical care. It is a huge embarrasment to nigeria when politicians travel abroad to treat headache talkless of this.

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  6. Iyke

    February 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    See her face…. With her ‘GOD BLESS YOU MA’ look.?
    #congrats o jare..

  7. Simple

    February 1, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Simple start asking people to have health insurance before applying for UK VISA. Or before they come into the country. Like is done for schengen visas

    • Anon

      February 1, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      She had the baby in the airport!!! She was transiting from the US to Nigeria

  8. Lydia

    February 1, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    People always think they are smarter than medical science. Fertility specialists would always warn during an IVF procedure that you do not want to risk multiple births! It is dangerous and it becomes more so as one ages. No matter how long you are TTC, 2 embryos max! Now look at this mess. Obviously Nigerian doctors can barely take care of single life births, four would be reaching. I am certain she had this IVF procedure done in Nigeria and most have insisted they transfer that many thinking ”everything nah quadruple quadruple” without taking into consideration that they do not have the funds. Soon they would start doing emergency pregnancy test at borders or airports. This is such a mess

  9. me again

    February 1, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    the bills should be forward to PMB, he is vacationing in the UK…….let him shoulder the responsibilities…….he is the number 1 citizen of nigerian……small deal for him……..

  10. Corolla

    February 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Awwwww, she lost 2 of the babies! That is so sad!

  11. Mohammad

    February 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    It’s normal practice in IVF for a maximum of two to be implanted, not 4. The risks to all the babies and mother due to complications is exactly why this is the case.

  12. Nerd

    February 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    LUTH has facilities for babies from 23wks old, WHO says developed countries can take care of babies from 28wks. It’s not entirely true that Nigerian hospitals can care for the babies.

  13. Nerd

    February 1, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    *cannot

    • Adunnie

      February 1, 2017 at 11:17 pm

      Y’all should keep deceiving yourselves. The same LUTH that someone died because the person holding the key to the oxygen supply was nowhere to be found.. The same LUTH with staff that have nonchalant attitude to work… Nigerian hospitals are not it at all. It’s just God’s grace. Whether private or government. The good private ones are ridiculously expensive and the so called government ones you have to know someone before you can be attended to quickly and properly(I can testify to this statement).. Nigeria has the highest maternal death rate in the world, I can’t remember the exact stats.. I don’t blame people who run abroad to give birth. Although I don’t condone pilling up bills there and running back to your father land. That’s just wickedness.

  14. Paul Adeyemo

    February 1, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    NHS in conjunction with the home office should mandate that pregnant women of gestational age of 6 months cannot come into the UK on visiting visa.

    • Thelma

      February 1, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      What an utterly ludicrous suggestion. Her intended destination was the US and she was 3 months before her due date when she started having contractions. As if Nigerians are not discriminated against enough already now you want to discriminate on the basis of PREGNANCY because two Nigerian women suffered complications?

  15. Eii

    February 1, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    This story is sad in every aspect. From losing her babies to being stranded and unable to pay her bills. Indeed human life is priceless but it is a concept the Nigerian government and Femi Adesina, spokesperson for PMB do not understand.

  16. jinkelele

    February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    She should do gofundme.
    Look for charities

    Cos the bills have just started. Those premies will need months to get strong after they leave neonatal ward.

    She even risked their survival by traveling with multiples that late. 6 months was pushing it. She endangered her life and theirs with that risky deal. If she had contractions mid flight nko?

  17. skyhigh

    February 1, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    a few years ago daily mail also carried a similar story of one lady i think named bola that came to uk to have quads as well..she has since left the uk …so has been going on for a while same as ladies who don’t have any medical issue but travel to the US have their babies ,get passport and leave the bill to Medicaid /taxpayers to foot….trump is here sha

  18. Engoz

    February 1, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Some Nigerians think with their feet! Where is the critical thinking here? You have a high risk pregnancy, traveled out of the country with no funds whatsoever, no health insurance, nothing, other than “the doctors will pity you or God will provide”. You did not follow any process to acquire the necessary papers. The husband didn’t even follow you, you traveled all by yourself with a high risk pregnancy, wow, just wow. Two babies were lost in the process because of stupidity. You have burdened a whole country because of your lackadaisical attitude. Your time, efforts and money you used to travel, would have been better off spent doing proper research on hospitals in Nigeria or within Africa who can deliver your children.

    “The responses from 90 hospitals revealed that 13,077 overseas patients were treated in the UK in 2015/16, including 3,066 pregnant women who flew in and had babies.
    These women were responsible for some of the highest debts, the figures showed, and a significant number are understood to have come from Nigeria.”

    This is obviously a pattern from Nigerian women. When they start profiling Nigerian women you all will start shouting racism. Let’s not deceive ourselves. We all know why it’s a do or die affair for them to travel out of the country. The UK needs to tighten its laws.

    • Lydia

      February 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm

      I am very mad at this woman for real! A friend of mine just read my comment just now and she was like ”Lydia did you just comment on a blog post?” I said yes I did and she goes ” I knew but Lydia you harsh sha.” I am not Izzy. I was too angry to type all what this commenter above just typed. Look at what has happened.TWO of the four are no more. Was this all worth it? Besides why could she not have found good hospitals in Africa? Nigeria is damaged, Yes I agree but there are some really good hospitals in South Africa she could have gone to. As a country we really need to stop this birth tourism of a thing, especially if you do not have the money. It is crazy! ”Kids are priceless” but she has lost half of them. Thinking of what those babies would have gone through and what the rest are still going makes me angry. Everything was done wrong, starting from the amount of embryos transferred!

    • Engoz

      February 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      “Was it all worth it’ – that’s the question. No long term planning, nothing. It’s so annoying. This is how they ruin it for other law-abiding Nigerians.

    • tee

      February 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      I understand your anger, tho many would still support this woman. Honestly, our Health workers need to educate the Nigerian populace. Nigeria is bad but we still have hope.

      I know of a clinic in Ikeja- Mart life clinic off Bank Anthony. They do IVF SUCCESSFULLY. I know of a very wealthy Nigerian woman in her 40s who had triplets- when asked why she did not travel, she said she was confident of having the babies in Nigeria and she had them, She spent little over 3.5m for her babies. There are so many other success stories from this hospital and many others. If only we take our time to research.

      By all means you can go to America if you have the resources. Why not?
      But its not do or die. America has excellent healthcare but sometimes over 13-24 hours travel can also affect pregnant woman especially those with high-risk. God forbid the babies don’t even make it to America.

      Above all, trust in GOD. Nigeria, America or England.

    • Fifi

      February 1, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Honestly it crazy, i just had my twins in London but i paid even though i am a British citizen because i dont pay taxes here, which i didnt mind at all. Some of these women travel abroad because they want their child to have pali not necessarily because of our health service in Nigeria. I support the idea thay these women should prove that they have health issurance and proof that they can pay their hospital bills before they get the visa

    • The Social Butterfly

      February 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Spot on! Zero planning, zero thinking. Just let me have children sha anyhow.

    • Nahum

      February 2, 2017 at 1:01 am

      GOD BLESS YOU ENGOZ O!!!! As usual, you always make sense. This woman traveled by herself, no husband o, with a high risk pregnancy and was coming to “hamrica” to give birth with NO MONEY!!! If she did not have money to pay at her intended destination, of course she won’t have money to pay the NHS. But please, Naija women, abeg please stop this rubbish. This nonsense you people do of going abroad to give birth and leaving behind huge bills is affecting other people. No one is saying you should perish with your babies in Nigeria, but at least research hospitals in Ghana, South Africa, Kenya that are more affordable. Anyway, your bros Trump is now in so make una continue to dey carry belle go US border. Stop your rubbish please.

    • Chike

      February 3, 2017 at 2:30 am

      nigeria is a corrupt country blame your high profile thieving politicians ibori for one. This lady is a victim same as you hence you live abroad. She doesn’t embarrass me. It angers me that we as a nation cannot confront a system that is ripping people off. Engoz you are a Nigerian who chooses to live abroad . You are part of the problem. There are too many of you in England and America. Go home and help your country. This lady has done noting extra to profile you. She hasn’t rocked your boat. it is your government that embarrasses you. Learn to lay blame were it is due. Stop being a bloody illiterate Nigerian.

  19. Jane(the real Jane)

    February 1, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Nigerian health sector is bad. But I’m sure the birth could be handled Here. There are some very good private centers that wouldn’t be as expensive as the bill she now owes. May God help her. I wanted to judge her but when i saw ivf i relaxed. The tension those women go through isn’t easy. I encountered a patient pregnant with triplets from ivf. And we had a beautiful talk, wished her well. Come the next week she was being presented as a mortality case,I was shocked. Babies survived tho, but she couldn’t make it after the complications of the c.section. so I understand women who have ivf pregnancies and their fear. But still not reason enough to go for what you can’t afford.

  20. ms lala

    February 1, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Una see why Americans vex vote for trump. If she had succeeded in coming to Chicago, she will have the babies, collect pali for her children, waka comot. The bill will be left for the city of Chi town to pick up the tab. Nonsense!! After 18 years of not being in yankee, her children will now come and reap benefit of a system we are all busting our yansh to pay. ie federal tax and state tax.

    Make una see o!! tell me is this not pure wickedness on us who are the citizens. Look at her face with the “beg make unna no vex face”. It is well. Like someone said, Sheybi Trump is here.

    My aunt pulled the same stunt 19 years ago, now she wants us to house her child so she can go to school for free in community college. Mbanu!! better bring money for rent…no one is co-signing any school loans for anybody’s anchor baby,

  21. Deep sigh

    February 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t believe we can’t handle the birth of quads here in Nigeria. Haven’t we seen extremely poor people give birth to quads and more here and didn’t die? Even with them not having adequate care during the pregnancy they survive.

    Are you saying Redington couldn’t have HANDLED this case? And at most they would have paid N2M…. which they could obviously afford…. I’m sure with adequate preparation and foresight on the part of the couple working hand in hand with the Management of give hospitals by asking for a list of what they might need incase of incasety, they won’t have lost any of the kids.

    I think the couple do what majority of Nigerians do, using faith as an excuse leap into things without planning and thinking it through. When things fall apart, they sound and look idiotic and stupid.

    We don’t understand the concept of paying for stuffs. People pay their taxes in those countries so if wicked people default intentionally, it’s the tax payers who bear it.

    Extremely silly asking Buhari to pay…. Do people reason before typing and speaking out???

    • Kelechi

      February 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      The reading ton is a big fat WHITE ELEPHANT. Now you tell me if the reddington was all you think it is why don’t your government officials send their families to be treated there? Answer qwestion? Our best hospitals are the teaching hospitals but they are all decrepit thanks to corruption. The reddington at best is a profit making private hotel/hospital. No medical speciality I.e gynae/paediatric/ emergency.Ask yourself , why is it okay for politicians to use YOUR TAX PAYER MONEY FOR TREATMENT ABROAD BUT ITS NOT OKAY FOR THIS POOR LADY (who actually needs it) TO DEMAND NIGERIAN GOVERMENT FOOT HER BILL HUMMM?. The rich enjoy welfare that they don’t need. Isn’t welfare suppose to be means tested? Smh!

    • Nelo

      February 2, 2017 at 12:46 am

      My dear Reddington is far from being the best. Don’t believe the hype. St. Ives is waaaay better.

  22. Sibo

    February 1, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t blame here. It’s a natural human instinct to run tor help when in need. The is on the government. Even now buhari is relaxing abroad. If your country wasn’t in a state of disrepair you would have no need educating your children abroad or seeking medical attention abroad. You do these things because you have absolutely no trust in the dangerous infrastructure you call hospitals, schools in Nigeria. It is hypocritical and an act of treason to expect people to have faith in hospitals schools you obviously have no faith in. Therefore I do not blame her. It will continue to happen until Nigerian leaders start to invest in a healthcare, education system that they can entrust their own families to. We need to be pointing at the government not at this woman she is a VICTIM. THE WOMAN SHOULD GIVE BUHARIS NAME AS HER NEXT OF KIN. SHE BE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT PICKIN.

    • Anon

      February 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Sibo, yours is the only comment that I wish I could have loved a million times. The president of the country is not relying on the health services in the country to take care of his own health…and the expectation is a mother pg with multiples should do the same. I applaud her resilience, strength and courage for going to all the lengths she did, I mourn with her on the loss of her children. Very heartbreaking. The UK government should ask the Nigerian government to pay her bills. Like you said, she be government pikin.

  23. moni

    February 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    FOR clarity sake can someone please convert the bill to Naira
    I dont understand how weekly bill is GBP20K. How much is that in Naira?

  24. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    February 1, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I donot believe that there is no hope of the children surving in Nigeria, With the money she had to travel she could have afforded to go to an exclusive hospital in nigeria where she would be properly taken care of at reduced cost. I just wonder why the craze to go and deliver outside the country. there are people who deliver in the rural areas with little or no health care and the baby does fine

  25. Temi

    February 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    VERY GOOD SHE WAS TURNED AWAY FROM THE U.S… I MEAN I GOT ALL MY KIDS IN THE U.S AND I DO HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD PAYING EVERY MONTH 400 USD OUT OF MY PAY CHECKS FOR THE PAST 24 YEARS… LAST TIME I WENT TO MY LOCAL HOSPITAL TO HAVE AN ABSCES REMOVED… I PRESENTED MY CARD AND WAS ASKED TO PAY 150 USD THAT IS MY CO-PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY ROOM.. I HAD TO SQUEEZE AND PAY.. SO WHY WOULD OTHERS HAVE A FREE RIDE??? PEOPLE COME AND POOP THEIR BABIES JUST TO LEAVE THE BILLS FOR TAX PAYERS … I AM AGAINST IT.. WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET.. SO DONT COME HERE THINKING YOU CAN HAVE A FREE RIDE..

    • Anon

      February 1, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Yeap you angry that you got to pay your hospital bill.nat least count yourself lucky you got a job and access to medical facilities. This woman’s situation is DIFFERENT. And if you were in this woman’s shoes you will do the same thing!, you will jump ship to save your life and kids. Na situation make crawfish bend. It’s not like she got the money and refuse to pay. You na don eat belle full and judge her for the crime of having the audacity to have IVF and the double x2 audacity of having quads and then the atrocity of deciding to keep all of the babies. You na well done. Make una take softly dey judge nonsense. I’m a registered midwife in the uk. I’ve worked in the so called good enough hospitals in Nigeria and my honest opinion she’s lucky she had those kids over here because non of the hospitals back home are equip to deal with her complicated complexed pregnancy. And maybe you should all be pointing fingers at the Nigerian health authority. We all know health is for the rich in Nigeria the poor perish for lack of an adequate health care system. She did what she needed to do to survive. U.K. Government should post the bill to the corrupt puppets they put in power there. And belle journalism is more than just screen grabbing headline news from another source. Report it with a different angle, highlight the plight of poor Nigerians and what poor health care in Nigeria has driven most of them into. Advocate for improved health care in Nigeria. We are an oil rich country why don’t we have a good healthcare system.

    • lolarae

      February 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

      since she did what she had to do to survive of which is none of uk / us business she should do all she has to do to pay shaey nigerians dey claim giant of africa suffering and smiling people

    • Eastwards

      February 1, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      you sound like a whiny shallow brat. Look at the big picture selfish much!. Trumps next stop is hauling your black African ass Otta America. Yep he’s on he’s way to making America white again. Your health insurance is about to hit the sky all thanks to your niggerian name.

    • Debutante

      February 1, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      You “gave birth” but these other women “pooped babies”. Wehdone ma…

  26. Baby

    February 1, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    She was turned down and deported even with a visa during OBAMA’s govt …,… A heavily pregnant woman with multiple births, yet he was for immigrants secretly deporting them in multiples of millions from inside and outside. Where are the hypocritical robotic children of discord who could not speak for her ban.

  27. Anon

    February 1, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    So all 29 of you don’t read, even Engoz? The article clearly states that she was to give birth in America, was turned back, then had contractions in the UK AIRPORT on her way back to Nigeria, 3 MONTHS early !!
    -she didn’t plan a free ride birth
    -she lost her quadruplets because it’s a risky birth and they are premature

    But by all means let’s judge and say mean things.

    • Engoz

      February 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      She planned on ripping the system off in the US. But the immigration officers quickly caught on to it. “The officials said she did not have required documents from a hospital stating that she had the money to pay for the delivery.” If she can’t even pay the UK bills, you think it’s the US bills she can afford.

      “The US is by far the most expensive place in the world to give birth or to receive any medical treatment as there is no publicly financed health services as in most developed countries.”

      http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31052665

      We know how this works. The indices of Nigerian women reneging on maternity bills is alarming. This attitude of poor judgment will not help us in the long run. I will not allow sentiments to override my reason.

    • Adunnie

      February 1, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      I taya o.. The woman lost 2 babies and people are insinuating she went to give birth in London so she can post pictures and feel among. Its very annoying

    • Lailatu

      February 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

      No @ Anon, you didn’t read. She clearly planned on ripping the system off as there was no evidence to show she could pay her bills, which was why she was turned away. Who is saying Nigerian hospitals can’t handle multiple births? You need to do some research, Nigerian hospitals have been delivering triplets and quadruplets. Sorry, but she has no excuse. Like someone said, she should have used the money to pay for a good private hospital.

  28. Anon

    February 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    BN I don’t know why this is upsetting me, but as a potential mother I feel so sad for her. Alone, lost two children, broke, stranded, and now being judged by people she will never even meet. Please post something clarifying this if you care, because this is really sad

  29. Angie

    February 1, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    I know y’all self righteous, walking the straight and narrow paying y’all bills and such (you’ll going to heaven, trump himself has paid for a place in heaven assigned to yall) okay now give a minute to spare a kind thought to this grieving new mother. Jeez. You guys are disgusting honestly. You got to judge in the face of 2 dead babies. Shame shame shame on y’all mean spiritedness on full display here mtchewwwwwww. There ain’t any reason for y’all judgement and unpleasantness. Just thank God you not in her position. I hope God gives her the strength to recover from this setback and I pray her 2 babies survive this Amen. Nigerian government need to be embarrassed by this and pay that bill. It’s the right thing to do.

    • Engoz

      February 2, 2017 at 1:39 am

      She doesn’t need your prayers. She needs MONEY to pay her bills. If you don’t have the money, keep quiet. Those babies died because of her decisions not mine. I only have empathy for the souls of the babies and the British men and women who pay their taxes to the government. No empathy for the mother and father who placed those babies in danger.

    • Tobi

      February 2, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      @Engoz, And if you don’t have a kind word to say – then my dear HOLD YOUR PEACE SO THAT YOU DONT FACE TRIALS THAT FORCE YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT BY YOUR POWER OR MIGHT. You are God and know why her 2 kids died!!!!!!!!!!!!!. What is wrong with giving a grieving mum emotional support by letting them know you will remember them in prayer. You would rather kick her while she’s in the mud mourning 2 dead kids. I’m worried for your soul, cocky and confident in your mockery of a grieving mum. God forbid you. I hope she draws strength from positive comments and never happens across your bile. And prayer moves mountains that’s how come you still here regardless of all that venom swirling inside you.

  30. Temi

    February 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Una we de open stinky mouth shouting … talking rubbish and nonsense.. e wo… wonders shall never end.. This woman de get money for buy tickets.. from naija to america and london… this woman de get money.. she is not a hungry or poor woman she was able to buy tickets.. it is not a joke to purchase tickets from Naija to London, and America.. Nonsense.. Nami tokamm ooooo… She get for pay her bills.. since she went to london and poop these babies.. Nonsense , rubbish, Those who are not happy with my post.. well there is nothing i can do.. no other choice.

  31. Idomagirl

    February 1, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    £500,000 is over 192million naira.

    JESUS!!!

  32. alwayshappy

    February 2, 2017 at 1:55 am

    The things women go through to born pickin. If dem start to talk? i am sorry for the loss of 2 kids and having to start your motherhood journey this way. Since there is a wave of ivf clinics and couples requiring ivf, it would be nice if beyond implanting embryos they do a better job educating the recipients and referring them to partner care hospitals who can monitor them from gestation to birth. The same trust and confidence these people have to undergo ivf in Nigeria is transferable to deliver and care for their babies in Nigeria. Unity is progress, collaboration is a gift, partnering works.

  33. Papacy

    February 2, 2017 at 2:29 am

    There is no expensive hospital in Nigeria that will charge you the equivalent of £500k no matter how complicated the issue is. It was the lady’s choice to deliver abroad and that should be respected. Sad situation it is. Hope the remaining babies make it.

  34. lolarae

    February 2, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Nigerians I hail

    this is the reason i hate this country ie nigeria
    this is the reason nigerians hate trump cause they know he will block their free us passport access
    nigeria must be fixed
    shey rich nigerians are quick to insult nigerian cleaners in usa who make more money than senior bankers in nigeria that they are broke etc why cant you born in your country since you have so much money
    na by force to born in yankee
    abeg abeg
    while its pathetic this type of situation happened

    Nigeria is a mess the earlier we accept the better and we still look up to oyinbo for guidance

    i dont know where this woman wants to get GBP500k from o cause thats like NGN300m

    I support the charging of Nigerian government treasury for this misadventures.

  35. tilda

    February 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Yeap charge the nigerian government. Its an embarrasment to Them.

  36. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    February 2, 2017 at 11:03 am

    the point is – she is owing money

    how will you people help her raise the funds

    I am suggesting her paying instalment ally – if she has friends in Nigeria that can be giving maybe £30 every week to her hospital bills account it will help till her hospital bills are paid off

    I would have paid it off living in Great Britain, but I am on benefits I have no paid work.

  37. Lilly123

    February 2, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I believe the anger here is generally towards women who go abroad to have their babies without having the necessary funds to cover the cost. The anger is directed at her right now, because this story is about her. And yes I am also angy with people who want something for nothing, especially when you go into it knowing full well you can not afford it, you are giving Nigeria a bad name. A lot of us Nigerians, both at home and abroad, believe in a better Nigeria, It is humans (not God) that built good health care systems in the US and UK, And we can have the same in Nigeria if/when we get our acts together.
    In this woman’s case, and from reading the article, she didn’t intend to have the babies in the UK. She was on her way back to Nigeria. Which brings me to believe that either she didn’t do her research well on the requirements to give birth in the US (especially multiple birth), or her real intention was to scrounge off the US system. If she had the cash to have the babies in the US, then paying the bills in the UK wouldn’t have been a problem.
    We need to really begin to face facts people……… Nigeria will not get better if we don’t change the way we think. I am 33, my parents left Nigeria for a better life abroad. It hurts to see my mates doing exactly the same thing with their children 33 years later. In 33 years time, will our children still be leaving Nigeria with their children for better life abroad?

  38. Enn

    February 2, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I never knew that the heart of Nigerians were these DARK till I saw the comments above. For the love of God will it cost u guys anything to say a word of prayer for this woman,she lost 2 kids and she into an UNEXPECTED labour. Especially ENGOZ why are u so full of hateful words..wow?

  39. Ian

    February 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    This poor woman. Thank God for the people looking after her [email protected] you are a nasty troll. The sort that other trolls throw out of troll camp for crossing the line of basic common decency. I’ll put you in room 101 with the paedos.

  40. wrjdw01

    February 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    no insurance – no ticket

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