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2 Sick Nigerian Students Died At The Same Hospital In Ukraine Of Doctor’s Neglect

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2 Sick Nigerian Students Died At The Same Hospital In Ukraine Of Doctor’s Neglect

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December 27, 2013  – 2 Sick Nigerian Students Died At The Same Hospital In Ukraine Of Doctor’s Neglect

Two Nigerian University students have died in Ukraine over what sources called medical negligence. The two students died one week apart after their situation got worse at the same hospital in Ukraine this month.

Here is a detail press release on the two:

The entire Nigerian student community in Donetsk, Ukraine, has been in state of mourning since last week due to the sudden death of two of us.

While we mourn our dead, it has however been painful to watch the Ukrainian media portray a totally untrue account of what actually happened to the two Nigerians who died.

Laolu Oresanya Teresa was a third year Electrical Engineering student of Donetsk National Technical University. She was admitted to the hospital on December 8, and was diagnosed by the doctors of having acute anaemia. Immediately after the diagnosis, money was paid to the hospital for the treatment that might be required. Oddly, the doctors never commenced serious treatment till December 12, saying she was under some medication and they were monitoring her.

The next day, December 13, the news came that her situation was critical and she has been moved to the intensive care unit, where she later passed on at around 7:p.m. So the issue of not having money as painted in the Ukrainian media is not true. What is even more annoying and embarrassing is that the result of the diagnosis and that of the autopsy were opposite. Why the autopsy result indicated that she died of Sepsis, the doctors’ diagnosis claimed she died of acute anaemia.

As for the second deceased, Obede Ogbu, he was a postgraduate Electrical Engineering student of Donetsk National Technical University. He died on December 18; his case was one of total neglect by the doctors. According to the doctors on duty, he was suffering from cardiac arrest; rather than give him the urgent attention needed, they abandoned him. When we tried to enquire why no attention was given to him, the doctors responded by saying we should give them five minute to smoke cigarette.

When the situation became critical and a nurse rushed to call the doctors, it was too late for Obede Ogbu. The question many of us have continued to ask since then is whether the Ukrainian doctors would have left their own citizens in critical condition to smoke for five minutes. Would they have treated fellow European or Russian citizens the same way?

There is no need for the Ukrainian media to twist the story, because neither our embassy in Kiev nor the federal government cares if we all perish in the hospital. The entire Nigerian students in Donetsk must be commended for having the courage to come out in large numbers to protest the uncaring attitude of Ukrainian doctors to Africans. Though we know nothing would be done to remedy the situation, at least, the truth deserves to be told.

[By Comrade Ahmed Omeiza Lukman, Donetsk National Technical University, Ukraine]



  1. Niyi Osomo

    December 27, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    I will not stop saying it, Nigerians and their waka waka habit is becoming unbecoming. When there are Universities in the UK, US and Canada, what the he** are Nigerians doing in remote countries like Ukraine? Please I seriously need an answer.
    Ukrainians don’t like blacks dt is the fact

    • Annabella

      December 28, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      Niyi, that was a hash one!! We just lost two of our citizens here’ the least we can do is to bide them farewell’s and not to aportion blames. Education is Education and can be obtained anywere in respective of whose country it is and beside(s) there could be other reasons these two decided to sch in the Ukerin, i’m sure they din’t just make the choice of schooling in that wicked country. May there gentle souls rest in the bosom of God Almighty. Amen!

  2. Niyi Osomo

    December 27, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Sorry if I forget rip fellow compatriots

  3. Georges

    December 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    This is one of the problem facing we Nigerians outside the country, the Nigerian Government dont care if their citizen is living or not, they where very busy writing noneses political love letters to themselves, old men that dont have shame and respect to themselves, caring only themselves and their families and forgeting millions of young and old Nigerians suffering, Time shall tell.

    The united states of America dont negelet their citizen even though its a day old born baby,if this two student happened to be Ukrines studying in nigeria, the Nigerian Government will do all possible to save them, i hope the death of this two young Nigerians will not be in vain, the Federal government should take serious action against this wicked country, i will not allow any of my friends to even try to vists this Fomer USSR countries, they are very wicked to the core, May the true God Almighty remember them during the ressueration, may HE almighty comfort the families.

  4. Adaeze

    December 27, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Nigerian citizenship is useless. Nigerians are treated like animals all over the world. Is it better to say you’re not a Nigerian?

  5. Lucky ayuba Yusuf

    December 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Wetin apen 4 una con3 abi fire burn am or is it una ged morney. Una neva see som tin, una go die pass dat 1.

  6. Blaze_boy

    December 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    George Its a lie even if they were here in naija FG will not still rmbr them so forget that thing our own Fg hated us not to talk more of the white men

  7. Gideon

    December 28, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Seriously i hate white people alot, they have no regard to de blacks know well dat is de same God dat created us both. They preach for love for humanity but de have non. They only came here (Africa) to steal our precious gift from God not to help Us make use of it. Sorry to say dis sometimes i Doubt de Holy Bible because dey are de one dat wrote it and i believe dey wrote it out of hatred toward Africa because de only place i see Africa country (Egypt) was in a course side. I wish we Africans we cherish what we have dan running to dem for help. Longe live Africa !! Longe live Nigeria !!!. Am very much proud to be a Nigerian.

  8. Laykelistic

    December 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Don’t get it twisted @Gideon, even their so call european countries; how many of them were being mentioned in the Bible? If you can answer that, then the problem is solve.

  9. Gedo B

    January 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Chei,I’m about to leave for oxford university o.
    What can I do? Terminate it?

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