Claim: A photo shows newborn babies sleeping in plastic chairs in Ghanaian health facility – Twitter user
The photo is dated and shows babies from the Kawempe National Hospital in Uganda, not a hospital in Ghana.
As part of the #fixthecountry posts on Twitter, a user, @AmistyTV posted a photo showing some newborn babies lying on plastic chairs.
“This is Ghana for us. So the leaders why. #FixTheCountry,” the caption reads.
Some users, in commenting on the tweet, have expressed their disappointment at the government for the situation.
The photo in the post was subjected to TinEye Reverse Image Search and findings indicate it is from Uganda.
A health story published by Newvision.co.ug in 2019 reported the photo was of newborn babies at the neonatal care unit at Kawempe National Hospital. The babies were later moved to Mulago specialized women and neonatal hospital according to the Ugandan Ministry of Health. The story was also reported by The Observer.ug and many other Ugandan media organisations.
This same image was recirculated on social media in 2019 as having occurred in Nigeria and again in 2020 when it was said to have happened at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi.
The photo was taken at the Kawempe National Hospital in Uganda in 2019 and not in Ghana.