After reading the post earlier shared about a couple that lost their child in a government hospital due to some doctors negligence (read here), a Nigerian mum has shared the heart wrenching story of how she also lost her six-month-old daughter in April 2016 due to alleged doctors negligence. Read her story below
?????????????? I’m crying right now.
Linda u just opened a wound I have been nursing to heal since 2016???????????this was actually how I lost my child April 2016 not because I didn’t have money but because all doctors in government hospital r agent of darkness.
Now my story, MY SIX MONTHS BABY GIRL WAS CRYING AND RESTLES, I TOOK HER TO MOTHER AND CHILD HOSPITAL A GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL AT FESTAC FIRST GATE, REACHED BY 1:00PM BOUGHT CARD AND EVERY OTHER THINGS THEY REQUESTED, WAITED FOR THE DOCTOR TO COME AND ATTEND TO HER. WHAT THEY DID WAS TO PLUG IN OXYGEN TO MY CHILD AND LEFT HER, I WAS CRYING AND PLEADING TO D NURSE TO CALL D DOCTOR SO SHE WOULD CHECK WHAT WAS WRONG AND START TREATMENT BUT D NURSE IGNORED ME, THEN D CAME BY 3:00 AND CHECKED HER THEN SHE TOOK HER BLOOD AND SENT TO D LAB FOR TEST, I PLEADED WITH DIS WOMAN (DOCTOR)TO GIVE D CHILD A FIRST AID TREATMENT WHILE WE R WAITING FOR THE TEST BUT SHE SAID SHE’S BUSY UPSTAIRS, I CRIED AND TOLD HER BUT DIS IS EMERGENCY UNIT SHE SHOULD ATTEND TO US COS IT’S EMERGENCY BUT ALL MY CRYING AND PLEADING FELL ON DEAF EAR.
SO 30 MINUTES LATER D TEST WAS OUT, MY BABY HAVE ACUTE MALARIA AND SHORTAGE OF BLOOD, I ASKED D NURSE TO CALL D DOCTOR THAT TEST IS OUT THEY SAID DOCTOR IS BUSY. MY BABY RESTLESSNESS WAS INCREASING, HER BREATHING WAS CHANGING, I BEGGED D CLEANER TO SHOW ME DOCTOR OFFICE, HE DECLINED, MY BABY WAS GOING DOWN AND I COULD SEE IT, I WAS CRYING AND PLEADING WITH EVERY WORKER ON DUTY IN MOTHER AND CHILD AT First GATE TO CALL D DOCTOR AFTER A WHILE D NURSE WENT UPSTAIRS CAME DOWN AND SAID D DOCTOR IS COMING, FAST FORWARD TO 5:00 PM NO DOCTOR OR NURSE ATTENDED TO MY CHILD AND FINALLY
?????????????????????????SHE DIED IN MY HANDS, MY SIX MONTHS BABY GIRL IS GONE I COULDN’T BELIEVE IT, IMMEDIATELY I SHOUTED DAT MY BABY WAS DEAD ALL D DOCTORS AND NURSES AND EVERY WORKER SURROUNDED MY CHILD BED, SOME WERE PRESSING HER CHEST, SOME WERE BLOWING BREATHE INTO, EVERY ONE WAS TRYING TO RESSURECT MY CHILD BUT UNFORTUNATELY SHE’S GONE, I WAS SHATTERED, I WENT HOME EMPTY HANDED WITHOUT MY GIRL, I WANTED TO SUE THEM BUT MY HUBBY PLEADED WITH ME TO LEAVE THEM,