A 10-year-old rape victim has given birth at a hospital in India after an abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court.
The baby was delivered this morning via C-section on a maternity ward, a senior doctor said.
The girl was reportedly unaware she had delivered a child because her parents told her she was undergoing an operation to remove a stone in her stomach.
The 10-year-old was repeatedly raped for several months, allegedly by her uncle, who is in custody awaiting trial.
The horrific crime came to light when the victim was taken to hospital with complaints of stomach ache.
She was found to be 30 weeks pregnant.
On July 28, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea to terminate the 32-week pregnancy.
It was decided that an abortion was neither good for the girl or the foetus.
Courts only allow medical termination of pregnancy up to 20 weeks under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
Exceptions can be made if the foetus is genetically abnormal or if the mother’s life is in danger.
Dr Dasari Harish said: “The girl delivered a baby through C-section this morning.
“The infant’s weight is 2.2 kg and it has been admitted to neo natal ICU.
“As far as the girl is concerned, she is stable and will be kept in a separate room.”
The girl’s father has told the hospital the newborn should be put up for adoption, local media reports.
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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