In a harrowing and tragic turn of events, Oluwasola Oladunjoye, a weight lifter and one of the victims of the #EndSARS movement, has made shocking allegations against Korede Hospital in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state.
Oladunjoye claims that the hospital’s actions led to the untimely demise of his pregnant wife, Islamiat, following complications arising from a Cesarean Section (CS) surgery performed by a medical team.
Oladunjoye’s accusations point to a disturbing sequence of events that began with a dispute over medical charges.
The hospital initially quoted a price of N300,000 for the CS procedure, for which he had already made a deposit. However, during the course of his wife’s treatment, he was confronted with additional fees, including N15,000 for tests.
The situation escalated when he was called into the operating theater, where a doctor demanded an extra N150,000, claiming it was necessary due to the baby’s health. Oladunjoye refused to pay this additional amount.
The heart-wrenching account takes an even darker turn as Oladunjoye left the hospital briefly to collect items for his wife and newborn child.
Upon his return, he found his wife in a critical condition and a doctor donating blood to her. In a shocking twist, the hospital personnel had allegedly proceeded with a blood transfusion without his consent.
Tragically, Islamiat did not survive, leaving Oladunjoye in anguish.
In an alarming twist, Oladunjoye claims that the hospital not only caused the death of his wife but also sought to cover up their actions by involving the police.
He asserts that the hospital’s management ordered his arrest by police operatives, compounding the agony of losing his wife.
He said “When we got there to the hospital, we were charged N300,000 for CS. They took her to the theatre. Not long after they asked me to pay another N15,000 for some tests. I was asked to make a deposit of N300,000 and another N15,000 for the test.
“Later, I was invited into the theatre room. When I got there, the second doctor, he was the one who killed my wife… he told me I would pay another N150,000, which is extra after the initial charges of N300,000. When I challenged him, the doctor explained that the extra charge was because the baby was not in good condition. Then, I left.
“When I returned to the theatre after they had completed the operation, both the baby and the mother were alive. The baby was fine, contrary to his earlier position that the baby was not in good shape. The doctor again said my wife has a tear and they would need to stich it, pressing for the additional N150,000.
“I said I can’t pay an extra N150,000. Immediately I said that he stopped what he was doing, but I asked him to continue doing his job. I told him ‘why would you stop the operation? If I am your brother…or should we say you don’t have a wife at home? I then left the theatre.
“I left the hospital and went home to pick some clothes for the baby and my wife. I already informed my neighbors that my wife had put to bed. Not long after, I was called to return to the hospital.
“By the time I returned, everyone including my mother-in-law was distressed. To my surprise I saw the doctor I had little altercation with already donating blood to my wife. I felt that they actually knew the wrong thing they did, but they were looking for how to cover the tracks by looking for an alternative. We have not agreed on blood donation before they started. I was confused. Why would a doctor donate blood to the patient?
“When I was invited to the ward, I discovered she had died,” he said.
In response to the allegations made by the widower of the victim, the hospital’s management vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
According to Dr. Tayo Apampa, the Chairman of the hospital, the woman in question was not a regular patient but was brought in as an emergency case in a critical condition.
Several factors complicated the situation: she was in labor, had previously undergone two cesarean sections, had not attended any prior antenatal care, and her family had financial constraints.
Dr. Apampa explained that despite the financial constraints, the doctors recognized the urgency of the situation and proceeded with the surgery without demanding payment upfront, as it was a race against time to save both the mother and the baby.
During the surgery, they discovered that the woman’s womb from previous surgeries had torn and was bleeding, so they took immediate action to address the issue.
Before the surgery, the medical team assessed the patient’s PCV level to ensure she was fit for the procedure, and the levels were within an acceptable range.
Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the woman’s condition deteriorated after the surgery.
The hospital sought blood from the blood bank and even requested blood donations from the woman’s relatives, but they were unable to secure a suitable donor.
In a desperate attempt to save her life, one of the doctors even donated his own blood.
Despite these heroic efforts, tragically, they were unable to save the woman’s life.
The hospital maintains that they acted in accordance with medical standards and in the best interest of the patient, given the critical circumstances of the case.
They deeply regret the loss of the woman’s life and express their condolences to the family.
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