Man tells heartbreaking story of how his dad died in hospital due to medical staff alleged negligence


    The story is quite lengthy but very chilling. Read below…

    I didn’t how bad our public health sector is until after a very painful sojourn at 2 Government hospitals recently. It still feels like a nightmare and I wish someone would just pinch me out of this trance. I would like to share my experience of the longest 3 days of my life.

    I love my dad. He’s not only been my first hero but someone that has played a significant role in my little success in life. Like most dads if not all, he’s not perfect and I have learnt from his mistakes too. My dad’s health had deteriorated in recent times. He wasn’t breathing well anymore and someone had informed my mum there was a specialist at The Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). I rushed him over there from General Hospital, Ikorodu that had been a disaster with their services after one night there. On the way, I still remember my dad contemplating stopping by at the house first or going straight to the hospital. Little did we know.

    We arrived at the ‘MEDICAL EMERGENCY’ ward of the hospital. I observed that the matrons were like gods there. They moved at their own pace and you dared not challenge them. You had to be extra nice if you wanted to be listened to. I doubt if any of them understood the meaning of the word ‘emergency’. My dad was hardly breathing at this time and I just wanted him to be attended to. He was finally given a bed after about an hour and a consultant doing a ward round came to examine him about an hour or two after. A doctor from the ear, nose and throat (ENT) department also came to examine him as his was …Read More

    Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog