CHITUNGWIZA DEAD BABY DNA RESULTS OUT

10 Feb, 2021 - 08:02 0 Views
CHITUNGWIZA DEAD BABY DNA RESULTS OUT

H-Metro

…’The alleged mother was certified as the biological mother of the tested child’s body’

Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter

DNA results to ascertain the mother of a dead child alleged to have been exchanged with a living baby upon birth at Chitungwiza Central Hospital have been released and presented to the family.

Chitungwiza Central Hospital chief executive officer Dr Michael Chiwanga on Monday said the results presented by Global DNA Zimbabwe showed that the biological mother of the dead body was ­ Thelma Chidakwa.

“Tests results of the DNA taken on the dead body of a baby alleged to have been exchanged with a living baby have been presented to us in the presence of the discharged maternity patient ­ Thelma Chidakwa and her relatives today (yesterday),” said Dr Chiwanga.

 

“Results showed that ­ Thelma Chidakwa is the biological mother of the child’s dead body.

“­ The family was satisfied with the tests carried by Global DNA Zimbabwe and the issue has been put to rest.

 

“As Chitungwiza Central Hospital, we have stood by investigations we carried and satisfied that there was no such foul play as alleged and we will remain conducting our duties in a professional manner,” said Dr Chiwanga.

 

Global DNA Zimbabwe principal consultant Tinashe Mugabe said:

 

“We took nails and hair with roots from the child’s body to ascertain if the mother is truly the biological mother of the child in question.

 

“­The outcome was that the alleged mother was certified as the biological mother of the tested child’s body,” said Mugabe.

 

One of the family members had once threatened to sleep at the mortuary demanding DNA tests to be carried on the body with belief that the baby was exchanged soon after birth.

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