Family accuse Ogun Hospital of causing daughter’s death

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The death of one Iretiogo Akanro at Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, Ogun State, has caused controversy.

Ireti as the deceased is called died from CT scan complications that she subjected to following persistent cough that took her to Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro multiple times.

The report by The Nation, has it that on May 17, she was in the said hospital in the company of her mother, and was referred to FMC’s Pulmonology Department where a doctor conducted a Spirometry test on her, scheduling a CT scan for May 24.

Tragedy struck in the course of having the Scan as she developed complications culminating in her death.

As it is, the bereaved family have levelled negligence at FMC, as per the report and are seeking N700m in damages.

A verbatim account of the report reads: “The family’s lawyers, Don Akaegbu & Company, said the hospital staff exhibited negligence even before the scan, saying they failed to consider Ireti’s special communication needs, which made her unable to express concern or discomfort during the scan.

“Further, they alleged the team did not administer a test dose of the contrast dye, a crucial step to check for reactions.

‘‘Ireti was distressed during scan, and there was no consultant or senior personnel around, except an inexperienced young doctor,’’ the family’s lawyer said.”

“Heartbroken, the family them to issue a pre-action notice to FMC’s chief medical diirector, detailing alleged ‘lapses’ that led to her death.”

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