- A baby was born on the road in Quezon City after the mother was allegedly turned away by the hospital
- The alleged reason why the mother was not admitted for childbirth was that she had no money to pay for the swab test
- The cost of the swab test that was needed to be paid was P4,800
- According to the mother, she does not have any money because her husband is only a "kargador"
A woman gave birth at the roadside in Quezon City simply because she was allegedly turned away by the hospital because she did not have P4,800 cash to pay for the swab test.
According to GMA's 24 Oras, one hospital, and two lying-in clinics, did not accept her.
"Kailangan daw ng swab test… pag mabilisan P4,800 yata. Wala po kaming pera kasi kargador lang po ‘yung asawa ko," the woman stated as based on Mariz Umali's report.
Maria Ronessa Serna, a member of the Task Force Disiplina, revealed that the mother was already very weak and the task force was on their way home when the woman hailed for them.
"Manganganak na po, palabas na po talaga ‘yung bata. Pagtayo, putok na si panubigan at hindi na po niya kinaya eh. Pag akyat po ng mobile, higa na po," said Serna.
The mom also expressed her heartache, saying that if it is an emergency, she wished that the swab test can be done away with, especially for the poor.
"Kung emergency lang po sana, sana matanggal na lang po ‘yung swab test. Ang hirap po talaga lalo na sa kagaya namin na kapos-palad talaga," the mom said.
Stories of moms and their babies never fail to catch the attention of netizens. The story of the woman who gave birth on the road may not be that novel but it is one of those that often go viral.
Celebs also have their own baby stories. Alice Dixson’s recent video on Instagram has captured the hearts of her followers. It shows the actress taking care of her adorable firstborn, Baby A. The said video was taken during their flight going to the Philippines. Her post then garnered endearing comments from netizens who are happy to see Alice enjoying motherhood.
Sam Pinto and Anthony Semerad announced on May 5 that they are expecting their first child. They revealed the good news on their respective social media pages. The couple also posted some pictures showing sonogram of their baby and the actress's baby bump. Both of them furthermore expressed how excited they are to enter parenthood.
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