A Nigerian mother has accused a doctor at the Ikorodu General Hospital of neglecting her 9 months old son who needed urgent medical attention.
According to @guccioyin who took to her Twitter handle to narrate the incident, the said doctor left her son and other patients to go pray and as they waited she realised her son couldn’t breathe properly. Her son died hours later after she was told they couldn’t admit him as there was no bed at the hospital.
The nurse, however, offered the sick child oxygen to resuscitate and keep him stable till a doctor becomes available.
Around 5am, when the doctor eventually showed up, @Guccyoyin, claimed that he showed no sign of empathy and did not put his best foot forward while he was attending to her son.
The broken mum said she eventually lost her son around 10am on the same day he was rushed to the hospital, and even at that time, the doctor still did not show any signs of remorse for his actions.
@Guccioyin is now demanding justice and has promised to file a petition againist the doctor for ”incompetency”. Continue to read her thread.
My son had an attack around 3am in the morning on the 19th of July,2019. we got to General hospital Ikorodu around 3:30am, rushed to the emergency room and had my mom fill form for my son cos he needs to be attended to immediately… Unfortunately for us, the doctor wasn’t on seat or in his office and what the nurse said then was “I can do nothing to him unless the doctor is here” (in Yoruba) tho after helping with oxygen. Called his line it was switched off, checked his office he wasn’t there, nobody knows his whereabout.
When he was later Found around 5am, he wasn’t emotional, no sign of emergency act through him, he wasn’t audible enough when he started asking question, no first aid treatment except from the one given from the nurse, the worst part of it was that he kept insisting he wants to go pray (as a Muslim All of this was around 5:30am cos I kept checking the time.
He wrote all what to get… Ran to get them and got back. He told me to get another stuffs, went to get them… During this period he was already at the mosque.. He got back around after 6 and my son was already weak…He kept attending to other people (tho I’m not really against that but those people are not even emergency cases cos they were only complaining about headache or body pain) During this period my son couldn’t breath fine again and he said he will need to transfer us to ikeja costhere’s no bed to admit him.. to cut the long story short. I lost my son around 10am in the morning… No treatment given, no first aid except from oxygen given, all items bought was wasted, no effort shown at all, even at his death bed no emotion at all… I’m not writing this cos I feel I should write it… I already promised the doctor I’m gonna file a petition against him for incompetency… I don’t know his name but I know they will surely search for his name through their register… He was on night shift and he’s a muslim… If we don’t do this,
they won’t take government work serious. They feel government can’t do nothing to them that’s why they keep wasting lives …
Please kindly help repost this till the government see this
ps: my son was just 9 month 2 days then… I’m pained right now and heart broken as well
See tweets below:
My son had an attack around 3am in the morning on the 19th of July,2019. we got to General hospital Ikorodu around 3:30am, rushed to the emergency room and had my mom fill form for my son cos he needs to be attended to immediately… Unfortunately for us, the doctor wasn't on
— Oyin Gucci (@GucciOyin) November 5, 2019