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We only manage Miscarriages, not Abortions: Court



We only manage Miscarriages, not Abortions: Court

We only manage Miscarriages, not Abortions: Court.

A Specialist Registrar attached to Maimalari Military hospital at the headquarters of Operation Hadin Kai, 7 Division, Maiduguri, Borno state, Dr Chika Joachim Maduka, has revealed the Special Independent Investigative Panel on Allegations of Human Rights Violations in the Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East that the hospital only manages miscarriages and not abortion of pregnancies as misrepresented by Reuters.


We only manage Miscarriages, not Abortions, the Witness tells the Investigative Panel.

Dr Chika Joachim Maduka’s testimony followed his examination by the Panel while responding

to the allegation of abortion of 10,000 pregnancies of women and girls in the course of

counter-insurgency operations in the North East, as alleged in the Reuters report.

Maimalari Military hospital Maiduguri, Borno state,

The Witness, an obstetrics gynaecologist, stated that although the hospital carries out medical

termination of pregnancies when needed, it abides by the standard practice.

Dr Maduka explained that in his three-year pcoursein the hospital, he never carried out any abortion of pregnancies of women and girls as alleged in Reuters’ report.


We only manage Miscarriages, not Abortions: Court.

Also, in his testimony before the Panel, the Chief Nursing Superintendent and Head of Nursing Services at the hospital, Lt. Colonel D. Tumaka, said that the hospital does not have any record of abortion.
According to the Chief Nurse, every medication administered to patients was prescribed by Doctors, and they are documented in nurses’ drug charts as a routine practice.


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