Precisely two weeks after sponsoring Alie Kamara for cardiac surgery in France, Pikin Bizness, a local-based charity, has again taken up another case. A week’s old baby with an exposed bladder has been flown to Ghana for operations.
Kadie Mansaray, 20, gave birth to a male child. Speaking to her at the Freetown International Airport she said, “I was having abnormal menstruation. I never knew I was pregnant, I thought I had some kind of blockage; so I started taking antibiotics…” She went on, “I only knew I was pregnant when a nurse informed me that I was pregnant.” Ms Mansary explained that after being informed that she was pregnant, “I started taking Medicare at a clinic at Kissy, but they never told be that my baby was having any problem,” she said. After delivering, she explained, “I was unconscious; when I regained consciousness the midwife informed me that my child was deformed.” “I was referred to several health centres but unfortunately they were unable to do anything to help…but a nurse informed me about Pikin Bizness,” she said. “God Bless Pikin Bizness, I don’t know where I would have afforded it for such an operation,” she noted.