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Two heads baby’s visitors banned
By PHEPHILE MOTAU AND SIZWE MAZI - SWAZI TIMES-01-Jul-2009
MBABANE- The public has been banned from visiting the mother of the baby with two heads who was born in Hlatikhulu Hospital on Saturday.
The mother and her baby were transferred on Saturday evening from Hlatikhulu Hospital to the Mbabane Government hospital where they are under tight security. When this newspaper visited the hospital, a nurse in the maternity ward said they had since been banned by elders from allowing visitors to the mother.
“The girl will talk to the media about the issue when she is ready to do so. If anyone wants to see her, she should call her first so that she could give us permission. We have been given strict orders to keep her away from the prying eyes of the public and media,” she said.
She also said the baby was okay and the only problem was that they were hungry because the mother could not breast feed yet. She said the mother needed something to drink in order for her to produce milk for her baby. Meanwhile, doctors and nurses who assisted the woman give birth were left shocked . Dr. Nkosinathi Ncube during an interview said nurses and the doctors on duty that day were traumatised with regards to the birth of the child with two heads.
Ncube said the nurses were shocked because this was not common in Swaziland. Infact, he said he was not aware of any reported case about a child born with two heads. “Though I did not make the delivery, but nurses and the doctors could not believe it,” said Ncube.
The doctor said even family members found it hard to stomach the news of the delivery. First to arrive to check on the baby was its father who was called by nurses. The baby’s grandmother also visited her grandchild and had to undergo counselling after the news of the baby was relayed to her. “A team comprising nursing staff counselled them,” said Ncube.
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Comments:its not common but i think, one head must be cut, it looks like "lomtfwana bamloyile" it first time i heard about this. i learnt about a cow some time back in the year 2000 around Eastern cape. traditional doctors must be brought in to tell tale by bones what went wrong.
From:Mtzman - South Africa (24-Nov-2009)