Botswana Babies 'Being Delivered Using Mobile Phone Lighting'

Published On: November 17, 2012, 6:46 am
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«§» 17 November 2012

Midwives at a Botswana clinic are using their mobile phones as a source of light when delivering babies at night due to a lack of electricity in Kweneng district to the country’s south-east, Africa Review reports.



Kweneng East legislator Moeng Pheto this week told Parliament that the situation was bad and nurses have been left with no choice but to use cellphone lighting when monitoring the progression of labour in pregnant women.

Mr Pheto urged Minerals, Water and Energy Resources minister Kitso Mokaila to speed up the connection of electricity in the area.

“Where there is shortage of electricity, expectant mothers, child and midwife are exposed to serious health conditions,” he said.

Mr Moeng’s sentiments come barely a week after President Ian Khama assured the nation that government is extending the national electricity grid with the target of achieving 80 per cent access by 2016.

He said 28 villages have been selected for electrification during the 2012/2013 financial year.

Health experts have warned that the Kweneng kind of situation could be dangerous.



-- winace (f) at 17-11-2012 07:21AM
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Na wa o
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-- ela214 (f) at 17-11-2012 08:13AM
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where d picture of the person wey dey born the pikin n dat is not a touchligth
n dat person na man. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- proly (f) at 17-11-2012 06:32PM
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K
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-- bigdad95 (m) at 17-11-2012 06:47PM
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foolish poster,i see a man in orpreation room mtweeeeeeeeeeeeee Embarrassed
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-- neloceleb (f) at 17-11-2012 07:05PM
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K
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-- zeigbo (m) at 17-11-2012 07:08PM
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Hmmmmm

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-- Biafranwar (m) at 17-11-2012 07:15PM
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Yet the country is better than nigeria
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-- chicco77 (f) at 17-11-2012 08:10PM
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ok
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-- jabanz (m) at 17-11-2012 08:36PM
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 Roll Eyes bad pass

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-- nzewyte (m) at 17-11-2012 09:11PM
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Lolzzz African deficiency syndrome! Its eating us up!

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-- Senegal (m) at 17-11-2012 09:19PM
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 Huh? Huh?
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-- kattie77 (f) at 17-11-2012 09:21PM
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Poster so na man dey born pikin for ur village? moreover thats a very bad position to deliver a baby.
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-- Neglito (m) at 17-11-2012 09:30PM
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Rubbish post
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-- Yongichow (m) at 17-11-2012 09:32PM
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Thats no news in Naija.
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-- Yakuzia (m) at 17-11-2012 09:59PM
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interesting
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-- Bettygirls (f) at 17-11-2012 10:04PM
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weti man no go see?
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-- dickman2 (m) at 18-11-2012 12:53AM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- Activated (m) at 18-11-2012 01:35AM
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Quote from: Yongichow on 17-11-2012 09:32PM
Thats no news in Naija.


Exactly, and its only a village, alot of major towns in nigeria can't boast of steady light for days or even weeks
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-- analyzation (m) at 18-11-2012 04:54AM
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story n pic doesn't tally
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