Tragedy Of Doctors’ Strike: Lack Of Oxygen Kills 2-Month Old Baby In...

Tragedy Of Doctors’ Strike: Lack Of Oxygen Kills 2-Month Old Baby In Abuja

By Vanguard on July 20, 2014
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A two-month-old baby has died at the Daughters of Charity Hospital, Kubwa, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT,  as a result of lack of oxygen for treatment  following the nation wide strike embarked upon by doctors.

Meantime, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Magery Okadigbo, has appealed to the striking doctors to consider the poor Nigerian masses and call off the industrial action they embarked upon as a result of unresolved welfare packages with the Federal Government.

Hospital sources told Sunday Vanguard that the baby had high fever and was brought to the hospital when the situation became critical and the mother was allegedly told by the doctor on duty that the condition was extremely bad.

Although the medical team was said to have made frantic efforts to revive the baby that was brought to the hospital about 12 am Sunday, July 20, 2014, the efforts did not yield  result as the baby gave up at about 4pm that day.
The hospital  sources said if the baby had been placed on oxygen at the time he was brought there,  perhaps, he would have lived.

Efforts made to speak to the mother of the baby, who was crying uncontrollably, did not yield result even as the hospital management kept mute while the medical doctor who tried to revive the baby to no avail was in a bad mood.

Speaking in an interview, the senator representing Anambra North and a member of the Senate Committee on Health,  Okadigbo, appealed to the doctors to respect the ethics of the profession they sworn-to and go back to work.

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