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A couple has raised the alarm over their alleged harrowing experience at one of the Ogun state Primary Health Centres in Abeokuta .
The couple who preferred to be identified as Sofia And Ismail shared their experiences at the Iberekodo Primary Health Center, in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
They submitted that, going by their nasty experiences, the could conclude that the PHC had some quacks who risk patients’ lives for their practicals.
Sofia who just got married almost a year ago, narrated her experience , saying , she went to the facility for confirmation of her pregnancy.
She said she had for weeks missed her menstrual period and was convinced she was pregnant but, decided to confirm her suspicions.
She said “I was convinced that I was pregnant but, I needed a confirmation from an expert.
“So I set out for Iberekodo Primary Health Center in the Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun state.
“At my arrival, I met just a nurse there. After rolling out my symptoms, she took my blood sample and went away, later two other nurses came in.
“When she came back, she told me it was negative, that I wasn’t pregnant. Then I demanded the result, she told me that the typist was unavailable, so, I was not given a written result. She verbally told me the result.
“When I got home, I anticipated taking medication to force my period out but, with that, I had doubts about the result, I wonder if she conducted the test in the first place.
“With that in mind, I went ahead to another health center, I was tested and the result came out positive. I had two different results. So, I told my husband that the second test I did came out positive he suggested I visit another facility.”
“Well, I went for third and fourth tests in another hospital, private anyway, and it all also came out positive. There and then I believed I was pregnant.” If I had believed the first result from the PHC, I would have lost my pregnancy by now.” She added
The husband in his remarks, lamented how four injections were administered on him without him being tested.
Ismail told PLATFORM TIMES That he went to the facility to complain of body aches and high temperature which he thought could be malaria and went to the health center for proper treatment instead of opting for self-medication.
He noted that the attendant did not carry out any test to confirm what was wrong with him but measured his blood pressure.
“I was having body aches and running temperature on a faithful day. And considering the dangers of self-medication, I went to Iberekodo Health Centre for treatment.
“I was registered and the nurse measured my blood pressure. She then told me I had malaria and I should come in for an injection. I was surprised because she didn’t conduct any test to prove if it were malaria or some other ailment but because of the pain I was going through, I couldn’t argue, and more, I am not an expert. So, I believed she knows what she was doing.
“I doubt this person is professional because, when I explained my experience to my wife she was scared for my life. She then took me to another facility where I was properly tested and treated. It was there I got to know I was not meant to take the injection administered on me.
“I wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t gone to another facility for treatment. I know man lives would have been endangered by the so-called healthcare providers.”
“You cannot imagine ,taking four injection on my buttocks and I saw hell afterwards . My wife was the one that help me manage it for days ,I could not walk well , I almost lost my buttocks .”
But, upon these complaints , PLATFORM TIMES paid a visit to the centre on Monday to verify the claim .
When PLATFORM TIMES visited the facility, for two hours, the power supply was stable with an ambulance on standby. Nurses were seen in different sections attending to patients
The feelers from a few people who spoke with PLATFORM TIMES on the operation and performance of the medical workers at the hospital were contrary to the claim by the couple.
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