Friday, May 2, 2014

Brother Accuse General Hospital Doctors Of Killing Only Sister And Baby

                                                                 Late Folashade Ogunbiyi
This story will break your heart.  But then some of us read about this a lot and it has suddenly become a norm. Doctors at Orile Agege general hospital have been accused by a brother of an expectant mother who died at the hospital with her new born. According to the man, when his only sister, Folashade Ogunbiyi was rushed to the hospital after she complained about abdominal pain, the doctors told them the baby in her womb was dead and they urgently needed to operate on her.

After the requirements were met, the doctors operated her and dumped the baby at another side for several hours believing he was dead, before a nurse found out he was breathing. But then, the deed had been done, the baby’s health had deteriorated and later died because he was exposed to cold at that early stage. Doctors at LASUTH confirmed this to the family when the baby was rushed there for proper medical attention. Continue below and also read how his mother died.


Two months after her 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 his 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.”

When our correspondent visited the hospital, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr. (Mrs) Iyabo Tijani, declined comments on the grounds that she was not competent to speak on the matter. “I cannot say anything on the matter because I am not officially competent to speak on this incident. The Ministry of Health is the only place you can get comments on this issue, please go there.”

Fruitless efforts were also made by our correspondent to seek the comment of the spokesman of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Mr. Tunbosun, as he did not pick his calls or reply a text message sent to his phone line.

32 comments:

  1. May God grant the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss and also touch the hearts of Nigerian people so that we all can do our best at all times and in all situations.

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    1. So many quack doctors in Lagos

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    2. Someone should be made accountable for this

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  2. Rocephine is an antibiotics and not a pain killer neither is it used to treat cancer. Rocephine can be used to treat any kind of infection and post operatively. As painful as your loss may be, you need to get your facts right.

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    1. Was about typing same thing before I read this Rocephine is an antibiotics please don't misinform people May she find rest Amen

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    2. Like this whole story has me a bit confused forreal! How are you going to deny autopsy but still ask for justice? It doesn't work that way

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    3. My dear I was even shocked that the blogger wrote this. It's possible she was mismanaged n it's sad he lost his is and her baby but get the fact right.

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    4. rocephine is an antibiotic my paediatrician uses to cure infection in my kids what are they yarning....if the health worker is so illiterate about use of certain medicine i fear to think which kind of doctors are working in that general hospital..needless deaths

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    5. I find the story a bit pathetic but there are some basic facts about this case that has not been rightly told. Got someone working in the hospital and have also had the opportunity to see the Drs' at work. They are competent and carry out their duties effectively. God knows best what might have taken place in your sis' case. May her gently soul rest in peace and grant you and yours the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss. Amen.

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  3. The doctor should be charge to court for murdering the mother and child at the same time.may the soul of the dead rest in peace





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  4. Hmnnnn Nigeria! They just wasted the life of a young lady! nd no one is accountable? This is really sad but it is well.

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  5. Accept my condolence on the loss of your sister but I must say from the write up you must have been misinformed.There must have been an indication for the operation aside the fact that the baby was dead which is not an indication for CS. Secondly, ROCEPHINE is not a pain relief,it is a strong antibiotics (ceftriazone) probably used on your late sister to prevent her from having infections which is a life threatening complication of still birth or IUFD (intra uterine fetal death),although it is possible for people to react to drugs. It is the law in medical profession in Nigeria that a post mortem be done on anybody that dies within 24 hours of admission into the hospital.This is done to ascertain the cause of death and absorb or clear the hospital of any wrong doing in the management of the patient. The baby died probably because the doctors were working on the assumption that he was dead and did not invite a pediatrician to resuscitate the baby after delivery.

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  6. Rocephin for cancer? and excessive pain?!

    God rest her soul.
    The doctors shd have confirmed d child dead 1st #HeadsWillRoll#

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  7. Melo melo? This happens on the regular at all these General Hospitals. I heard a particular nasty case of a lady who lost her 2 week old baby due to mismanagement. The mom KNEW there was something wrong with her baby rushed the baby to the hospital only to be treated dismissively and the baby administered wrong drugs!! Few days after baby was unusually limp, rush to hospital again and before getting there, baby died. It was another doctor on reading her notes confided in the mom that she shouldn't have been given some of those drugs.
    It is only in Nigeria that doctors in public hospitals take offence if you ask questions o. Private hospitals, well most, encourage and participate in active question and answer consultations.
    Then u want to try the nurses in govt hospitals? U might as well take "offerings" to them before they address you as a human being as they are on par with Orishas.
    Just another example of the FAILED STATE that is Nigeria
    May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Amen

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  8. Oh please,ROCEPHIN is neither for pain nor an anti cancer drug its just an antibioc.it was just a cruel oversight on d part of d doctor tho .too many quacks in lagos

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  9. Western world, jail direct no biko or ejor

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  10. Western world, na jail direct no biko or ejor

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  11. Hmm na so dem de take human life play ? DERA MI

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  12. This is heart breaking

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  13. My God a lot of things are wrong in Nigeria. How can a doctor waste human lives like this. Half baked nonsense doctors

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  14. Govt hospitals are killers. They almost killed me and my unborn baby last month.

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    1. You dey craze.When you will be looking for cheap services

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  15. Nigerian docs r so careless, no regard whatsoever for human lives

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  16. Ladun you need to learn how to write and edit, too many repetition and gets one confused when reading. Back to the matter shame how things are turning bad in these country and annoyingly at this age and time people still die from childbirth Rip

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  17. This is so painful

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  18. The estimated maternal mortality rate at 1500 per 100,000 deliveries in Nigeria - having a baby in nigeria and doing it successfully is a pure miracle in and of itself...anyone that has the means to leave the country to have their babies should please do so...Nigerian doctors dont have the medicines, monitoring equipments, or other basic things needed to safely deliver a baby...we really have a long way to go in Nigeria

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  19. I will not agree with most of you cos I have used that same hospital many times, they are very hard working and have saved me twice from death even when I was pregnant! I had sever allergies and I was scared I would loose my pregnancy. Many doctors there worked with me and saved me. I will forever be grateful to orile agege. Very neat and organized too. From this write up you will know the breaved don't know wot he is saying. That drug is an anti-boitics, I know cos I had a CS and it was used on me too. Most people wait till the baby is about to drop before they go to the hospital not knowing the baby gets tired also. I was at the hospital for 19hrs before delivery! I'm sorry you lost your sister but I don't think they are to blame on your sisters death maybe negligence on the part of baby.

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    1. ooooh shut of ur mouth. U were one of the people that committed that blunder in that hospital. Foolish doctor coming to save ur sorry ass.

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    2. U wouldn't know the truth even if u were hit by it! U r the bigger fool!! Go n pay ur taxes then u can ask for better things!

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  20. RIP, may God giv ur family d heart to bear d Loss.Amen.

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  21. I'm so saddened by the innocent baby's needless death! What would it have caused them to run proper checks on the fetus to make sure he is dead before condemning him to a corner for several hours? A simple check for heart beat would have sufficed. Really sad. Rest in peace mummy and baby. Quack doctors, may God punish you all.

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