HOSPITAL TO CHALLENGE SUSPENSION OF DOCTORS OVER PREGNANT WOMAN’S DEATH

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The Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja has declared its resolve to challenge the suspension of four doctors in its employ by the Medical and Dental Council following the death of a pregnant woman in the hospital.

It would be recalled that last week, the Medical and Dental Council suspended four medical staff of FMC Lokoja, Dr. Temitope Gabriel Onile (pictured) for three months, while the others, Nzurumike Charles Nanna, Danmusa Adamu Ochala and Omotayo Oluwa Damilola were each suspended for six months.

Yesterday, the Chief Medical Director of the federal government hospital, Dr. Gbadebo Eleshin, at a media briefing said the centre would appeal the suspension.

He said the suspension was carried out “in error by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, and expressed his disappointment with the Pastor husband of the deceased pregnant woman.

He narrated the circumstances that led to the Pastor’s wife’s death, claiming that her delivery went beyond the Expected Day of Delivery, EDD, and she was admitted for observation but her condition later defied normal delivery and induction.

He explained that it was discovered that the woman’s uterus had ruptured, and the doctors quickly prepared her for caesarean session, to save the mother and the baby, but both died on the way to the theatre due to complications.

His word: “To tell you how close we are to Pastor Philip, we even paid a condolence visit to the family, but he petitioned Medical Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and eventually the tribunal tried the case and suspended these doctors, on the ground that it was the drug they administered on her that led to her death.”

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