A Consultant Urologist and an Associate Professor of Surgery has allegedly died due to the lack of cannula or IVF in a General hospital in Jigawa.
According to a Dr. Henry Njeakor, the Associate professor of surgery was involved in a road traffic accident and was rushed to the nearest General Hospital in Gumel, Jigawa but could not be resuscitated becaue the hospital had no cannula or IVF to do that.
He took to his social media page to share his disappointment, he wrote;
This is difficult.Just lost a mentor,trainer,Consultant Urologist and an Asso Prof of Surgery who had an RTA and there was not a cannula or IVF to resuscitate him in the nearest Gen Hosp.He cried and shouted for help till he bled out.I am so gutted right now.He was a good man.😭😭
RTA= Road Traffic Accident
IVF= Intravenous fluid/Drip
Cannula is 200naira, 3L of N/Saline not more than 1500naira. This could have kept him alive till he will be transferred to a Teaching Hosp
It has been a while I cried. Today,I couldnt hold it. What struck me most was that,that could have been me.