Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How Nigerian Doctor Killed My Son- Senator Nwobodo

Former governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, on Tuesday broke the silence, as he  alleged that his son, Ifeanyichukwu, died out of negligence of a Nigeria doctor.

Senator Nwobodo stated that his son was already cured at Anderson Medical Cancer Centre in Huston Texas, USA and was asked to stay longer in USA, but he returned to Nigeria for nostalgia of his family, when he developed pains on the legs which took him to a consultant oncologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu.

He further revealed that the doctor, instead of taking him to the teaching hospital where there were facilities for emergency, rather referred his son to his private clinic, where the doctor administered his son with an injection and in no distant moment, he died.

Senator Nwobodo made the revelation when the Abia State governor, Chief Theodore Orji, paid him a condolence visit in his country home in Amechi, Awkunanaw, Enugu.

Chief Nwobodo said the doctor, on discovery of the complication of the drug, tried to rush his son to Niger Foundation Hospital, but he died even before getting there.

He said: “My son had been sick for five months before I knew about it and was planning to go to India before we took him to USA. He was given visa for two years, because the cancer was at stage four, but they treated him.

“When he came back, his leg started to swell up and he thought he should see a doctor and I advised him to see the best oncologist. It took us three weeks to see the doctor. On Friday, I spoke with him three times a day and he was to see the doctor between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. I called him and he said he was with the doctor, I requested to speak with the doctor, but he said he was busy.

“Instead of the doctor to take him to UNTH, he took him to his private clinic, where he had no equipment, no facility at all. I called him again and when I did not hear from him, I sent him a text message and I asked the doctor to tell me why he gave my son an injection which made him unconscious; he said he was sorry and that he was trying to resuscitate him. I spoke with him at 6.30 p.m. and by 7.00 p.m, my son was dead.

Tribune

29 comments:

  1. Incompetent doctors

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  2. He killed the poor man because of greed

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  3. Why are you crying wolf? Were you not a governor in that state? Were you not a senator to that same state? Mention just one good thing you did for the health sector in that state!!!. Shamless old fool. All of you that decided to steal the wealth of that rich nation in the name of politics and sent people like us on self exile will bury your children with you own hands. It is just "kammar" it will visit all Nigerian politician in no time.

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    1. I agree with you. you took the words out of my mouth. they have laid the bed. let them lie in it.

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    2. I can understand your anger, but @least say RIP to the innocent dead.

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    3. I completely agree with you ! They created the mess and now crying wolf: what of the poor ones dying daily in Nigeria who could n´t afford medication talk less of flying to India?

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    4. so true, now the cock has come home to roost. Rest in peace...

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  4. Why is he complaining?.....They thought the had d money to escape the bad leadership the put this country through now God don catch una....Ask yourself Gov Nwobodo what you did for healthcare when you were a Governor now ur sins have caught up with you and so it will other corrupt ex leaders like you...Mtcheeeeew.

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  5. Na so now. Nothing new here. You should have allowed him stay in the US

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  6. I am sorry sir. It is what you government people left behind that is functioning today

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  7. Sorry for ur loss sir but a stage 4 cancer almost always result in death esp if it has spread like in dis case already causing oedema of d legs.it mite not be d docs fault

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  8. When they hold sway in power, u shout to high heavens how bad the educational sector is, how dilapidated our health facility is, how comatose power supply and how fatally dangerous our roads are; they pretend to be doing much whereas they are only feathering their own nest. The feel isolated from whatever is bedeviling our nation, choosing instead to send their children to school abroad, treat them in hospitals abroad, buy houses for them abroad. Little did they know that circumstances can come where they will have to come face to face with their shadows. Only then would they realise that they are not 'gods' afterall. Sorry Mr Jim, this things happen to the common man everyday and he has long stopped complaining!

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  9. may his soul rest in peace. but to the wicked father. I hope you have seen what the powerless masses has been going through. you thought your money could perform magic by taking him abroad but na lie. that death he ran away from was waiting for him.... The doctor did no wrong abi you provided the teaching hospital with equipment? Just take heart. Na so una children go dey die one after the other until you guys start helping the helpless by providing good dividend of democracy

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  10. Speak no evil of the dead

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  11. Abeg Mr Nwobodo, take several seats make u go siddon. See person wey dey complain, when u be governor did u invest in ur state health sector?. When u be minister for Sport no be carry u carry the electricity generating plant comot for the whole National stadium to your home town, u take govt money carry ur wife go Atlanta '96 with your twins pikin who are less than two month old with nannies and househelp, u dey enjoy life, then dey spend our commonwealth like say na ur personal saving without investing in infrastructural and human development, now that your chicken has come home to roost u con dey shield crocodile tears, anuofia, una just dey start. Okan okan lo mo wo yo, . Whatever a man sow he shall reap. Make una dey keep on embezzling our commonwealth and start crying in una old age.

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    1. I wonder o
      You must surely reap what you sow

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  12. Oh ye 'sensible people', is it the government's responsibility to equip PRIVATE HOSPITALS? Because that was where his son died. He expected treatment in the teaching hospital which was better equipped but the greedy doc decided to do otherwise. Please always read with your eyes open and not when you have fainted!

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    1. No one mentioned private hospital. we were speaking generally that if he had confidence in the Nigerian hospital he wouldn't have taken his son abroad in the first place. It doesn't matter whether his son died in the private hospital or government hospital. I hope you now agree that you are the one with block head.

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  13. Sad! God will rest his soul

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  14. It is quite unfortunate that you lost your son Sir, sorry about that BUT i will not spare words at our rulers NOT leaders. This fate will befall most of you politicians. I am a MEDICAL DOCTOR. You will all fall sick here and before you can get to the hospitals in India and America, the under skilled ill equipped doctors down here will first misdiagnose you, manage you wrongly and then refer you with multiple complications to them"American or indian doctors" in America, at that point, irreversible damage would have been done on your whole body system. I have seen poor people die out of lack of good quality drugs, medical equipment and poor training of doctors. Your son's death isn't the doctor's fault, he was at a stage 4 of his cancer and anything could tip him into cardiac arrest. The sooner the government lets the health care sector to go into a Public private partnership, breathe life into the comatose residency programme which is non existent as far as i m concerned and provide universal medical insurance to ALL CITIZENS of this country, our health problems will persist for a very long time because sincerely healthcare is very expensive. There is money in the healthcare industry as much as 40% of revenue generated from crude oil. Please diversify the economy, crude oil price is crashing. Politicians you people have single handedly ruined this country, have you not gotten enough. our common problem in this country is not APC orPDP but the entire political class.

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  15. May Almighty God give you fortitude to bear the great loss. Senetor nwobodo, the deteriorating state of the hospital killed your son, not the doctor. Nigeria is blessed with human and natural resources, but we have nothing to show for it because of bad leadership. Senator nwobodo why are you crying foul? You are part the the elite that ruin Nigeria.

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  16. I M HIGHLY HAPPY WITH ALL NIGERIANS PAIN AND SUFFERING FROM THESE BOGUS POLITICIANS...NA SO YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR INNOCENT SONS DAUGHTERS WILL DIE ONE BY ONE FROM EBOLA CANCER MALARIA ETC,...GOD IN CONTROL AND DEVIL IS WATCHING YOUR EMBEZLEMENT

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