Wednesday, September 27, 2017

For Empty Oxygen Tank; New Report Indicts Medical Workers For Death Of 2-year-old

Some medical personnel at the Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos State, have been found complicit in the death of a sick two-year-old boy, Christopher Mike-Ozugha, Punchng reports.
It was learnt that a panel set up to investigate an allegation bordering on professional negligence raised by Christopher’s parents indicted the workers in its report.
It was learnt that the panel comprised directors from the state Ministry of Health, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the Ministry of Justice, and principal officials from the hospital, among others.
Punchng had reported that Christopher had difficulty in breathing and was referred from a private hospital, Olive Clime, to the general hospital. He was admitted to the government facility around 1am on August 20.
The kid was said to have been placed for about 30 minutes on an oxygen tank that had run out of oxygen before a nurse, who came to examine him, discovered the
Although the deceased was transferred to the central oxygen in the hospital ward, the parents said the oversight was discovered too late.
The mother, Esther Mike-Ozugha, had also alleged that a nurse, who was later identified as a caregiver, shunned her each time she drew her attention to Christopher’s deteriorating health.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, had earlier rejected a report submitted by the hospital management and directed the Health Service Commission to conduct “a full investigation” into the matter.
A source privy to the investigation. said:
“The panel members pleaded with the parents and sought forgiveness on behalf of the indicted medical personnel. The parents and others present were enjoined not to speak with the press. The committee had submitted its report to the health commissioner.”
When contacted, the couple declined comments on the report, saying they had taken solace in God.

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