A Nigerian caterer identified as Omolade Adebisi Abiara took to her Instagram page to recount a sad experience she had at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.
According to her, the hospital, irrespective of the severity of a patient’s case, usually schedules months before the patient could book an appointment with a doctor.
She also gave the illustration of a woman who needed emergency attention as she suffers from a serious ailment she has been battling with for years. But it was quite appalling as the medical personnel over there asked her to come back in November to see a doctor.
Read her narration:
So I was at Lagos University teaching hospital Ikeja #lasuth yesterday after being referred from Isolo general hospital for medical attention on my daughter’s ear, I got to the hsp few minutes past 6am and I was called exactly 11.30am,only for the admin to write on my referral letter that my appointment to see the doctors is November!!!! 6months from now???
I was very 😳😳😳 I was practically begging them that at least I need to see the doctor for first aid, all I was told after my talk talk and long lamentation is that ..Its their protocol and there is nothing they can do about it..
My own case is very mild Compare to one young lady I met there, she narrated all she has been through since 10yrs and it’s been from one hospital to the other, what I saw dripping from her ear is thicker than Mucus,she said aunty it is chronic..
These pple were not interested in knowing how urgent anyone’s case is.. THEY ALSO GAVE HER NOVEMBER APPOINTMENT😢😢😢she had to give them money for them to change the appointment to next month according to her…
Where are we going in Nigeria, What’s the way forward pls? the menance in goverment hospital is now out of the world, the health care staffs in Nigeria are to safe us but they don’t care anymore, in as much it doesn’t involve their family member, I had my 3kids at the government hsp and I know their way, is it from insult or their carefree attitude?
Most times I calm other patients down to be gentle with them cos they are human like us and they get tired too…. But the height of it is risking our lives…. How can you tell me to go back home and come back November without seeing a doctor at all, I think it’s the duty of a doctor to tell me when to come back after seeing the situation if it’s mild or needs urgent care.. This is a child I had in this same hsp…
After I told few friends, they advised I go to some specialist hsp like redington, lagoon and it’s likes… Hmmmmmm.. We all know what’s involve,
why do I have to suffer being a citizen.. Goverment pls help us….