Lagos nurse executes surgery on Edo bizwoman leading to her death

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A Lagos nurse has reportedly carried out a fibroid surgical operation on a patient leading to her death.

Punch reports that the patient, Fatima Isa, was a businesswoman based in Auchi, Edo State.

She came to Felobam Alpha Clinic, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State with her sister, Queen for fibroid surgery.

The sisters arrived at the hospital on Thursday last week for the surgery.

Speaking with Punch correspondent, Queen said that the hospital charged her sister N190,000 for the surgery.

‘She Was Breathing Abnormally’

According to her “The money was in my account, so, I went to the bank, withdrew the money.

“But when I returned to the hospital around 1.35 pm, they had already taken my sister to the theatre to perform the surgery despite not signing any form.

“When I did not hear from them for four hours, I called one of the nurses to know what’s happening but was told that they were cleaning her up.

“Around 5 pm, the doctor walked out of the hospital and as I asked after my sister, she said she was OK.

“Later, they brought my sister out. But when I saw my sister, she was breathing abnormally.

“I quickly alerted the doctor and nurses and the person assisting the doctor came and started hitting my sister’s laps.

“When my sister shook her head, the assistant doctor said she was OK, simply because she shook her head.

“But as he stepped out, she started breathing heavily and all of sudden, she stopped breathing and that was how she died.

“I quickly called the doctors and nurses again. When they rushed in, they said I should go out, but I refused.

“I started shouting and crying. I called one of my sisters, Kate, and she came around 8 pm.

“We both slept where Fatima’s corpse was dumped in the hospital.

“The doctors and nurses just abandoned us there.

“Early in the morning, I called my sister in Asaba, who told us to call our cousin, Momoh, who was in Lagos.

“We want the government to help us get justice for what they did to my sister.

“We heard the person that operated on my sister is not even a doctor.”

‘An Impostor Performed The Surgery’

While speaking with newsmen, Momoh, who is a cousin to Fatima, said that an impostor performed the surgery.

In her words, “Fatima’s last words while gasping for breath was ‘God have mercy on me.’

“When Queen alerted the doctor as she was breathing abnormally, they gave her an injection, but she continued struggling to breathe and died.

“When she called us, we rushed to the facility. I became angry because the whole place was worse than an abattoir.

“We asked the doctor what happened and he told me that after the surgery, she developed cardiac arrest and died.

“I asked the cause of the cardiac arrest, but the doctor was just speaking like an illiterate and could not even make a complete sentence.

“And he is running a hospital in Lagos State of all places.

“We asked for her file and they brought out a paper, but there was nothing in the file to indicate that a test was carried out before the surgery.

“We asked who performed the surgery and we were told one Lawrence, and that he works with LASUTH.

“Besides, we collected Lawrence’s phone number, but he didn’t pick his call.

“We later got to know that he is a nurse and not a doctor.

“We got the death certificate, which was signed by Lawrence, and reported at a police station in Mafoluku because we want justice.”

The Nurse Arrested

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

He said that two people had been arrested in connection with the case, including the nurse that did the surgery.

The matter is now under the watch of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.

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