An aggrieved mother identified simply as Oyin Gucci has shared a sad experience of how she lost her son to the negligence of a doctor at the Ikorodu General Hospital.

Oyin explained that her 9 months and 2 days old baby had fell ill at midnight and he was rushed to the hospital. But on getting there, the doctor that was to attend to him was not on seat.

Two hours later, Oyin said she found the doctor but he insisted to go to the mosque for prayers before treating her son. Unfortunately, she lost him in the early hours of that morning.

Read her story below:

My son had an attack around 3am in the morning on the 19th of July,2019. we got to General hospital Ikorodu 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…

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 whereabouts.

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 (tho 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 breathe fine again and he said he will need to transfer us to Ikeja cos 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

PS: my son was just 9 month 2 days then… I’m pained right now and heartbroken as well

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