Nursing mother jumps to her death
Scottish Livingstone Hospital

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has confirmed the death of a 21-year-old woman from Hatsalatladi who fell from the second floor of Scottish Livingstone Hospital building in Molepolole recently.

Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Gontse Segale of Molepolole Police Station told this publication in an interview that investigations were still ongoing to establish the cause of this ghastly death, which was reported to their office on Thursday night last week.

“We however received a phone call from the midwife around 2200 hours that at labour ward a certain young woman had jumped through the window and the police rushed to the scene where unfortunately the woman was certified dead by the doctor,” said Segale.

The young mother had just given birth to a bouncy baby girl.

After a successful delivery her temperature shot up and the doctor who examined her diagnosed her with post partum stress exacerbated by the recent passing of her boyfriend and the father of her baby.

“The health practitioners prescribed bed rest for the young mum. She however got away from her bed and jumped out through the window. We suspect she might have fallen headlong as she sustained more injuries on her head,” police boss revealed.

ASP Segale encouraged the public, especially expectant mothers to always seek counseling whenever they have problems.

She said they couldn’t yet disclose the names of the deceased as the other relatives were still to be informed.

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