The doctor on duty “wanted to go & pray” – Mother cries out after losing her son due to the negligence of a fanatical doctor at Ikorodu General Hospital ……..

My son had an attack around 3am in the morning on the 19th of July, 2019. We got to Ikorodu General Hospital around 3:30am, rushed to the emergency room and had my mom fill form for my son cos he needs to be attended to immediately…

Ikorodu General hospital
Sad story of the death of her son at Ikorodu General Hospital


Unfortunately for us, the doctor wasn’t on seat or in his office and what the nurse said then was “I can do nothing to him unless the doctor is here” (in Yoruba) tho after helping with oxygen.

Called his line it was switched off, checked his office he wasn’t there, nobody knows his whereabout.

When he was later found around 5am, he wasn’t emotional, no sign of emergency act through him, he wasn’t audible enough when he started asking question, no first aid treatment except from the one given from the nurse, the worst part of it was that he kept insisting he wants to go pray (as a Muslim)

All of this was around 5:30am cos I kept checking the time. He wrote all what to get… Ran to get them and got back. He told me to get another stuffs, went to get them… During this period he was already at the mosque.. He got back around after 6 and my son was already weak…
He kept attending to other people (though I’m not really against that but those people are not even emergency cases cos they were only complaining about headache or body pain)
During this period my son couldn’t breath fine again and he said he will need to transfer us to ikeja because there’s no bed to admit him.. to cut the long story short… I lost my son around 10am in the morning… No treatment given, no first aid except from oxygen given, all items bought was wasted, no effort shown at all, even at his death bed no emotion at all… I’m not writing this cos I feel I should write it… I already promised the doctor I’m gonna file a petition against him for incompetency… I don’t know his name but I know they will surely search for his name through their register… He was on night shift and he’s a muslim… If we don’t do this, they won’t take government work serious. They feel government can’t do nothing to them that’s why they keep wasting lives.

… Please kindly help repost this till the government see this Thank you

PS: My son was just 9 months 2 days old then… I’m pained right now and heart broken as well. 

Lagos State Government Reacts, sets up committee to investigate the events that transpired
The Lagos State Government, through its Commisioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi,  responded swiftly and promised to investigate the sad incident..
Below are his tweets…

once again accept my heartfelt condolence on the death of your son. My team @LSMOH
in conjunction with the MD of Ikorodu General hospital have set up a committee to look into the matter and we are already pulling out the records to commence the investigation.

We need your full cooperation to get to the root of the matter. Kindly send your contact details for feedbacks. Be rest assured that we will get to the root of the matter.
Again, we are sorry this happened. I just confirmed now from our records that your son was brought in and indeed admitted on the said date mentioned. We will examine other facts of the incident and ensure due process is followed in resolving the matter.



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