Both Moms Who Gave Birth In A Rizal Hospital Took Home The Wrong BabiesThe truth was confirmed with a DNA test.by Kitty Elicay .
After a two-week wait, results from the DNA test taken from the other mom and baby involved in the baby switching case have finally arrived. Unfortunately, the results came out negative, which means both moms who gave birth in the same hospital in Rodriguez, Rizal, took home the wrong babies.
In the latest episode of the GMA-7 program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), Margareth and Kim Mulleno, the other couple allegedly involved in the incident, learned that they are not the biological parents of the baby presently in their care. “Probability of maternity is 0%,” read the results.
It was the same outcome for parents Aphril and Marvin Sifiata, the first couple to report that the baby they took home was not theirs. With the help of KMJS, Aphril also took a DNA test which yielded a negative result.
In a previous interview, both Margareth and Kim believed that the infant they are caring for now is their biological baby. Apart from the ‘lukso ng dugo’ that the mom felt when she first saw her son, their little one also resembled his father.
“Nanghina ako, nanlamig ako,” the mom shared. “Pero siyempre, alam ko na anak ko ‘yung nasa amin. Kasi kamukha nga ng tatay.”
Now the couple is at a loss after finding out the truth. In an interview with Jaime Lazatin, chief executive officer of the DNA facility that conducted the test, journalist Jessica Soho confirmed that “it’s absolute and 100 percent accurate.” There is no margin for error in these kinds of tests.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
“Confusing kasi we firmly believe na wala namang nangyaring problem sa hospital, Kim tells the program. “But like we said before, if the science would prove otherwise that that wasn’t the case, then maybe, mali kami ng inakala.”
Despite both results coming back negative, it is still not a guarantee that the child under Kim’s care is April’s, or vice-versa.
Both have previously agreed to take another round of DNA tests to prove that the babies are theirs.
“Hopefully, no other families involved para mas mapadali at makauwi ‘yung dalawang baby, to the respective families,” Kim says.
Margareth shares she is feeling a mixture of emotions: Happy, sad, and hopeful.
“Sad kasi we were hoping na sa amin si baby but at the same time, I’m feeling hopeful pa rin po na mapunta na sa’min si baby namin and makuha na ni Aphril ‘yung baby nila. If ever na magkapalitan po kami, we’ll still continue being parents,” she says.
In the episode, Aphril and Margareth, who are both first-time moms, showed the babies under their care to one another through a video conference call. They also met personally with their respective infants as they took a second round of DNA tests.
It will take another week before the results come out. For now, both mothers have promised to care for the babies as if it were their own.
“Kung mapatunayan din na talagang baby ninyo 'yung nasa amin, pinapangako ko sa inyo na aalagaan ko siya habang hinihintay pa natin 'yung next result,” Aphril shares.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
According to the program, the Rizal hospital is yet to give its formal statement regarding the incident. However, upon investigation by the Department of Health (DOH), the hospital has admitted to the baby switching case.
The investigation was launched after Aphril raised suspicions about taking home the wrong baby. First, the photo of the baby was different from the one that they took when the mom gave birth via C-section.
Aphril's aunt also noticed that the name tag attached to their child had the wrong surname and birth date. The surname on the tag was Mulleno.
Both the Sifiata and Mulleno families will be filing a formal complaint to the DOH over the incident.
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