The first female child to be delivered via c-section at Mercy Hospital was born on Thursday, June 20th. Previously, all c-section babies delivered at Mercy had been male. June 20th also happens to be the birthday of Mercy’s Hospital Administrator, Jinnah Lahai. Jinnah said he considers it a particular blessing to welcome a new baby into the world at Mercy on his birthday.
The mother of the child is Hawa Kamara. Hawa is a destitute patient, so her surgery was completely covered by Mercy Hospital. She came to Mercy ready to deliver, but it quickly became apparent that she needed a c-section to ensure the health of both herself and her baby. Surgical Health Officer Lawrence T. Kargbo performed the successful surgery. Both mom and baby are doing well and Mercy Hospital is excited to have welcomed a new child into the world! Happy birthday baby girl and Jinnah!