My son died of Nigerian doctor’s negligence —Nwobodo
Bereaved for governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has blamed the death of his son Ifeanyichukwu on the negligence of a Nigeria doctor at attached to the Unith of Nigeria Teaching Hospital.
Nwobodo, who spoke on Tuesday when the Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, paid him condolence visit, said that his son had travelled to Anderson Medical Cancer Centre in Huston Texas, USA where he was certified cured.
Though deceased was asked to stay longer in USA for medical watch, he returned to Nigeria for nostalgia of his family, when he developed pains on the legs which took him to a consultant oncologist at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, the reverred Senator added..
According to Nobodo, the doctor, instead of taking him to the teaching hospital where there were facilities for emergency, rather referred his son to his private clinic, where the doctor administered his son with an injection and in no distant moment, he died.
He said the doctor, on discovery of the complication of the drug, tried to rush his son to Niger Foundation Hospital, but he died even before getting there.
He said, “My son had been sick for five months before I knew about it and was planning to go to India before we took him to USA. He was given visa for two years, because the cancer was at stage four, but they treated him. “When he came back, his leg started to swell up and he thought he should see a doctor and I advised him to see the best oncologist. It took us three weeks to see the doctor. On Friday, I spoke with him three times a day and he was to see the doctor between 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. I called him and he said he was with the doctor, I requested to speak with the doctor, but he said he was busy.
“Instead of the doctor to take him to UNTH, he took him to his private clinic, where he had no equipment, no facility at all. I called him again and when I did not hear from him, I sent him a text message and I asked the doctor to tell me why he gave my son an injection which made him unconscious; he said he was sorry and that he was trying to resuscitate him. I spoke with him at 6.30 p.m. and by 7.00 p.m, my son was dead.