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‘What A Country’… Doctor Narrates How Colleague Died Inside Bayelsa Hospital

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“It is indeed very sad news for NARDITES at the ongoing NARD national executive council (NEC) meeting holding at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa, Bayelsa State,” the doctor wrote.

Nigerian hospitals and their inept practices have again come to the fore as Harvey Oluwafunmilayo, a UK-based Nigerian doctor, said that Nigeria does not have value for human lives.

'What A Country'... Doctor Narrates How Colleague Died Inside Bayelsa Hospital
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While narrating the death of one of his colleagues at the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Thursday, Oluwafunmilayo lamented the rot in the health sector.

The deceased was attending the ongoing national executive council (NEC) meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) when he suffered cardiac arrest.

The doctor, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, died hours after a defibrillator could not be provided to resuscitate him.

A defibrillator, which is used to reset the electrical state of the heart so that it may beat to its normal rhythm, costs N400,000.

The deceased was the general secretary of the association at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

In a series of Tweets, he said a defibrillator was brought after a few hours of the doctor receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a method used to keep someone alive in such a medical emergency.

“It is indeed very sad news for NARDITES at the ongoing NARD national executive council (NEC) meeting holding at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa, Bayelsa State,” the doctor wrote.

“One of the delegates who is the current general secretary of FMC Abeokuta, had a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the A and E department.

“CPR was done for over two hours, there was only one defibrillator which was non-functional. After two hours, we were able to get a defibrillator at Government House Clinic after so much resistance.

“The doctor was confirmed dead about 30 minutes ago. What a country and where did we go wrong?”

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