A YOUNG couple was forced to bury their baby themselves after health officials at the Oshikuku Mission Hospital handed them the corpse of their newborn in a cardboard box along with a spade.
The grieving parents had no assistance or support from health officials or the local authority when they had to find a spot where the father had to dig a grave in the cemetery adjacent to the Roman Catholic Church mission.
The same hospital recently made headlines after it refused to send an ambulance to assist a severely sick person.
The lack of help resulted in the person dying at home.
The footage was captured by a resident, who laments the complete lack of empathy and the indignity suffered by the parents.