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#1 » by Jude1458 VIP (β1357) » June 28th, 2020, 6:13 am
A retired engineer, Mr. Babajide Olayemi, father of late Mrs. Josephine Odufowora, narrates how his 25-year-old daughter, who was pregnant with a set of twins, died in a private hospital after General Hospital, Sango-Ota, refused to attend to her and the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, abandoned her in an Intensive Care Unit ward for three days without treatment. ANGELA ONWUZOO reports
June 16, 2020 is a day Mr. Babajide Olayemi, an indigene of Ekiti State and his wife, Beatrice, will not forget in a hurry, as their 25-year-old daughter, late Mrs. Josephine Odufowora, who was pregnant with a set of twins allegedly died due to the negligence of health workers at federal and state government-owned hospitals in Ogun State.
The grieving retired engineer from the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development said he had been full of joy when he heard that his late daughter, a graduate of Business Administration from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, was pregnant with a set of twins.
Olayemi said his son-in-law, Mr. David Odufowora, who also graduated from OOU, had, alongside his late wife, made necessary provisions for the arrival of the twins. The late Josephine, her father noted, had been in high spirits to carry her twins as she kept on checking the calendar for her expected delivery date.
Though she had her first baby, Emmanuel, four years ago, the deceased, a businesswoman, was to join the league of mothers of twins but, unfortunately, this expectation was cut short.
According to Olayemi, the joy of the family was turned into sorrow when his daughter was rushed to General Hospital, Sango-Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, following a sudden stomach pain and was later referred to Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, the state capital for treatment.
Medical negligence alleged
Narrating his pain to PUNCH Healthwise , the 56-year-old man says it is disheartening that his daughter died with the twins before his own eyes despite the family’s efforts, blaming the Nigerian healthcare system for the tragedy.
Engulfed in grief, the retired engineer told our correspondent that he is still in shock by the gross negligence displayed at the General Hospital, Sango-Ota, a state government-owned health facility and FMC Abeokuta, a Federal Government-owned tertiary hospital, both in Ogun State which he said led to his daughter’s untimely death, leaving her husband and four-year-old son behind.
The mourning father said, “She registered for her antenatal at General Hospital, Sango-Ota. The general hospital directed her to be attending their clinic very close to her house.
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#2 » by Jude1458 VIP (β1357) » June 28th, 2020, 6:14 am
Monumental loss due to possible act of negligence by doctors at FMC
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