Bizzare things happen in this world! There was panic at St. Assumpta health center III in Arua district over the weekend after nurses found a live frog in the placenta of a woman shortly after delivering at the facility.
This rare and bizzare incident occurred around 2pm on Sunday after a 23-year-old woman from Kasua village in Pajulu Sub County, whose names have been withheld, gave birth to a bounding baby girl at the health center.
The Midwife, who only identified herself as Judith, says she was shocked when she removed the Placenta from the womb only to see a frog coming out of the membrane. She explains that she tried to ask the mother as to what could have happened in vain.
The Health Center In Charge, Sunday Aluonzi, says the frog had already been removed from the placenta and kept in a bucket where it is still alive by the time he was called to the facility.
He however, says that both the mother and her attendant were counseled, adding that they also called a Priest from Ediofe Catholic Parish together with members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal to pray for the mother and child.
Aluonzi says management is yet to meet and decide on whether to dispose of the frog or forward it for further scientific analysis. Our reporter visited the health center on Monday afternoon and found both the Mother and child in good health.
The incidents of birth of animals by humans is not new in the Ugandan society. Several incidents have been reported where humans claim to have given birth to animals that include leopards, snakes etc.