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Mother & Baby Die Over Doctors Neglect At Orile Agege General Hospital In Lagos

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Mother & Baby Die Over Doctors Neglect At Orile Agege General Hospital In Lagos

April 30, 2014 – Mother & Baby Die Over Doctors Neglect At Orile Agege General Hospital In Lagos

2 months after her traditional wedding, Folasade Ogunbiyi’s hope of savouring enduring marital bliss and safe motherhood assumed a fatal twist on March 16, 2014 when she died shortly after a controversial childbirth at the Orile Agege General Hospital (OAGH), Lagos State.

It all began on March 14, when the late 26-year-old Folasade , according to her elder sister, Esther Babalola, complained of abdominal pain and was rushed to the hospital for proper treatment. Upon medical examination, doctors allegedly said that she was carrying a dead baby in her womb and that there was need for a Caesarian Section to remove the baby. She was, however, said to have been abandoned by doctors for over 24 hours before she was attended to.

“Her husband had travelled out of town on March 14 when she complained of abdominal pain. I noticed that she was probably due for delivery and we decided to take her to a private hospital in the neighbourhood. But doctors at the hospital said she would need to undergo Caesarian operation to be delivered of the baby.

“It was at this juncture that we decided to rush her to Orile Agege General Hospital where she registered for ante-natal. Doctors at the hospital, however, told us that she was carrying a dead baby in her womb, adding that there was need for Caesarian Section to remove the dead baby.”

Painting the circumstances leading to the death of Folasade and her son, Babalola said: “On March 15, we were asked to get some drugs and while I had gone to fetch the drugs, she was safely delivered of a baby boy through Caesarian Section. The doctors did not even know that the baby was alive until one of the nurses noticed that he was breathing at a corner where he was abandoned for hours. The baby developed complications a few hours later and was taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja where doctors confirmed him dead as a result of long exposure to cold.

“The baby was not attended to on time and I was told by a health worker who spoke in confidence that she was the one that notified the doctors that the baby was alive. The doctors had dumped the baby and did not attend to him until they were told that he was alive. The baby was not covered with clothes to keep him warm which resulted in a lot of complications.

“They asked us to pay for several tests run on the baby when his health deteriorated. We were later referred to LASUTH where doctors told us that his case was badly managed at Orile Agege General Hospital following undue exposure to cold and that the exposure had led to his death shortly before we arrived at the hospital.”

Speaking further on events leading to the death of her only sibling, Babalola said: “My sister’s lips suddenly swelled up and turned yellowish and we called the attention of the doctors on duty to the development. The swollen lips later subsided after she was treated, but she died shortly after on March 16. A doctor at LASUTH, who did not want her name mentioned, told me that my sister must have reacted to a particular drug called ROCEPHINE that was administered on her. She said the drug was mostly used on patients who suffer from cancer, or people suffering from excessive pains.

“The doctor asked me if she complained of excruciating pain and I said no. She also said that even if she was going through pains, the drug should have been given to her in small doses. And I concurred because that same drug was among the list of drugs prescribed and administered on her at the hospital.

“We were asked to defray all the bills incurred before they could release her body to us for burial and we complied. We were shocked when the hospital insisted on carrying out a postmortem on her body which the family had earlier opposed. Although, we have since buried her but all we want on this matter is justice.

“Folasade was the only sister I had. She had a traditional marriage ceremony on December 26, 2013. She was a very hardworking person. Her death is a big loss to our family and that is why I have been mandated to express the position of the family on the complicity of doctors at the hospital which eventually led to the loss of Folasade.”

[The Nation]

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    April 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Very sad indeed
    may her soul Rest In Peace also his son.
    My painful heart goes to the family,especially Esther Babalola, the Lord is your strenght, give heart, you will not be alone in jesus name(AMEN).
    * 08038433483 #

  2. Timileyin Oniru

    April 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Nigerian doctors are very careless when it comes to treating their patients. They are so lazy and sluggish. rip mother and baby

  3. Mar

    April 30, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    Rocephine z abt d bestantbiotic used for woman who’s had CS to prevent infections. It z not in any used for pains. The dr who tld her dat lied. A thorough investigation needs to be done. The family shldnt hv rejected a postmortem. May her soul rest in peace amen.

  4. PRICELESS

    April 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    THIS IS THE REASON MOST CELEBRITY PREFER THEIR WIVES GIVING BIRTH ABROAD.SOME OF OUR DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE DAMNED CARELESS. THINKING THEY R PLAYING WITH ANIMAL LIVES. IMAGINE A WASTED EFFORT FROM BOTH ENDS. LIFE WASTED, RESOURCES WASTED. MAY GOD HELP SOME OF OUR CARELESS DOCTORS. RIP DEAREST.

  5. kc4life

    April 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    u pple shld ve buried her body 2 enable u pple carryout autospy neverdless dr at govt hospitals re useless as der political leaders.

  6. Ejiofor Gabriel Baron Ifeanyichukwu

    April 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    The management of the said hospital should be petition and charge to lack of supervision and recklessness to death.

  7. kc4life

    April 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    u pple shld ve buried her body 2 enable u pple carryout autospy neverdless dr at govt hospitals re useless as der political leaders

  8. fola

    April 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    This is so sad..Rip mother and son.

  9. fola

    April 30, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    So sad.RIP

  10. Ejiofor Gabriel Baron Ifeanyichukwu

    April 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Why doctors of different hospital both those owned by government and private ones hardly find it difficult to save life especially when life is in danger…….doctors please let help ourselve.life is important whether big or small.

  11. D Hunter

    April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Wat else do u expect 4rm a half-baked graduate called a Doctor? I dnt lk commenting on evry issue on dis site just 2 b heard or popular bt honestly, some issues r too compelling n infuriating 2 b ignored just lk dat.
    Just imagine dis wholesome beauty n innocent child dat cld hv bin saved if they hadn‘t bin neglected? A sign of unprofessionalism. As a doctor, u shld knw & undstnd dat evry life is v important n it count.
    Whn pple who hv d wherewithal goes Abroad 2 delivad of dia babies, some ingnorant pple will b running dia mouth against dem. Wat do u hv 2 say abt dis nw? Wat a touching n saaaaad story?
    Wat kind of hell r we in here called a con3? U hv a health prblm n go 2 d hospital in d hope of bin treated, instead, they end up execerbating ur case 4 u. Corruption in d Judiciary, in d Force, in d Eductional sector. Corruption evrywhr n nw, IN D HEALTH SECTOR. Are we saved?
    #just gisting#

  12. daisy

    April 30, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    and they want to come to the caribbean to practice.with those records we dont want them

  13. Udyluv

    April 30, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    May God revic ur souls

  14. yusuf

    April 30, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    may God help us. i have a similar experience 2 weeks ago my brother had a minor accident with truck pusher with resulted to hospital issue he was taking to general hospital minna for like 3days before he was refered to gwagwalade hospital abuja. a very useless hospital,at the hospital he was given drips for 3days before one of the doctor said he has to operate small wound on his head,it seem like my brother dead during the operation because immediately he was brought out he was taken to comma room for oxygen which is 750 per hour federal hospital for God sake.according them that he used the oxygen for 6days #108,000 for 6days and my brother was declear dead the 6th day.now we want the body for buriah they said we have to pay #217,000+#15000+9000=231000 just to the dead body of man with 3children, a wife with pregt that just deliver yesterday. Good people of Nigeria we have tried our best by taken #180;000 they refused the money that till when money is complete and everyday its increase by #500.

  15. yusuf

    April 30, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    may God help us. i have a similar experience 2 weeks ago my brother had a minor accident with truck pusher with resulted to hospital issue he was taking to general hospital minna for like 3days before he was refered to gwagwalade hospital abuja. a very useless hospital,at the hospital he was given drips for 3days before one of the doctor said he has to operate small wound on his head,it seem like my brother dead during the operation because immediately he was brought out he was taken to comma room for oxygen which is 750 per hour federal hospital for God sake.according them that he used the oxygen for 6days #108,000 for 6days and my brother was declear dead the 6th day.now we want the body for buriah they said we have to pay #217,000+#15000+9000=231000 just to the dead body of man with 3children, a wife with pregt that just deliver yesterday. Good people of Nigeria we have tried our best by taken #18
    0;000 they refused the money that till when money is complete and everyday its increase by #500. please what else can we do to have the body. thank all

    • red

      May 1, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      Na wa o,sorry Yusuf and family for your lost.I think there might be a lawyer that specialize in such case and sue the hospital if he can prove it was malpractice/mistake,even though it can bring back your brother but that will put your mind at rest that you tried doing something and get the right answer for your unanswered questions.Sorry for your lost.may his soul rest in peace.

  16. beekay

    April 30, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Oh lord may their souls rest in peace, what a sad story.

  17. red

    May 1, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Haba,why should such mistake be made when it comes to people’s live.Oh my God is this for real,Even a carpenter can’t do such messed up.come on people,two very young souls, who and how high is the said doctor,who knows how many lives was lost in his hand in same way.I will not be surprise if they find out that he didn’t pass the board exam for his licence ,rest in peace dear.I pray her family get the justices they deserves .

  18. Uzoma

    May 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    This is why it is necessary for new Doctors to go for specialization. Many recent Nigeria educated Doctors graduate in theory only and those of them with rich parents start practicing immediately in a make shift one room house equiped with grips only and call it hospital. Some of them go there just to make money not to save lives which should be their motto. The family of Folasade should not have refused autopsy. That is a mistake on their part. May the soul of Folasade rest in peace, Amen. The hospital should be sued.

  19. consort

    May 1, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Stories I hear dat happen diz days are nothin at all to be commended. Nigeria…

  20. Adebola

    May 1, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Nigeria Doctor na wa this is devastating even if d baby is dead u still need to check to be sure especially a life is not like dis in other countries the only thing u docs ask for is increment and u neglects ur job rip dear

  21. AK

    May 1, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    My heart truly bleeds when I read through all the pains we suffer as Nigerians and most especially what we do to ourselves due to lack of basic respect of our own human rights. In all these cases there are elements of medical negligence. But until there is good governance, every other sector will continue to suffer from inhumane and degrading treatment.

    I do not seems to understand or know what the many so called NGO’s in Nigeria are doing and also all the so-called Human rights activist for these cases are meant to be taking very seriously and probably set a precedent that as Nigerians we are enlightened and will seek redress in court when our basic rights are violated. However, when we have leaders who are not fit to lead who knows nothing about leadership nor have the knowledge to lead these are the events that will continue to cripple the nation and cut short innocent and beautiful lives.

    I think its time for people to rise up and truly demand total cleansing. Ghana is Ghana today due to the bravery of Jerry Rawlings. But am sure the spirit of the innocent dead ones will rise soon.RIP all the murdered soul through negligence.

  22. Lekan Feyisan

    May 1, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    This is what you get in a society where parents force their children to study a certain course at the higher institution all because of personal gains and not because of the children’s interest. God help Nigerians.

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