National Hospital blamed for Judge’s death


The family of Abdulwahab Mohammad, a judge at the Grade 1 Area Court, Kubwa, Federal Capital Territory, who died of complications arising from a tooth extraction, has accused the National Hospital, Abuja, of negligence, Punch reported.

Leading up to the late 32-year-old judicial officer’s death, he had a botched procedure to extract his tooth at the Kubwa General Hospital, which made him bled for over nine days, the bereaved elder brother of the deceased  Abdulkareem told the paper.

“My brother was taken to the National Hospital with oxygen from another hospital. For two hours, he was outside, they never cared and they called the unit an emergency unit. Of what use is the emergency unit in a hospital when you don’t care if a patient lives or dies?

“He was not attended to and by the time they secured a bed space, in less than an hour, he was gone because there was no proper care. They didn’t attend to him; they just allowed my brother to suffer and die,” the report quoted Abdulkareem as saying.


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