This is outrageous. Totally outrageous.
Expecting mothers must pay a mandatory fee of $50 if they want to give birth in a Zimbabwe hospital. But that’s not the only cost they face.
According to Transparency International (TI), a nongovernmental organization, nurses in at least one local hospital made women pay $5 every time they screamed while giving birth.
The penalty was allegedly intended to discourage women from raising false alarms.
Women who didn’t pay the fee or simply couldn’t afford it were forced against their will to remain at the hospital until they paid their debt (which sometimes included accruing interest).
TI also reported that some women were forced to attempt escapes from the hospital, while others were hounded by debt collectors after they thought they had paid what they owed, only to be informed of other fees and charges.
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