A Nigerian man has shared the medical travails that led to the painful death of his mother after what he narrated to be a case of medical negligence and practice from a hospital in India.
The young man identified as Tobi Marshal, shared his heartbreaking ordeal with members of the online community in a series of posts on micro blogging platform, Twitter.
Sharing a video post that captured a series of moments with his mum while they made several hospital trips, Marshall explained that her sickness started after she was diagnosed with degenerative lumber canal stenosis, as a result of severe back pains for almost 5 years, at Vedic Lifecare Hospital, Lagos.
According to him, the Lagos-based Indian hospital have made a reputation for themselves as being extortionists who lure Nigerians to India for surgeries pegged at outrageous sums.
Marshall explained that with a budget of N3.6 million, he and his mum flew out to India for the corrective surgery that was promised to make her better. On getting to the point of surgery at the Manipal Hospital, Bangolore, he explained that they were left surprised as the initial fee was doubled on claims that the Lagos-based hospital made a wrong diagnosis.
See his tweets below:
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After completion of the surgery and being discharged on the December 4, 2018, Marshall narrated that his mum started to show signs of being unwell on December 14, 2018, just a few days after she was discharged from the hospital.
This according to him, led to another round of hospital trips in which they had to part with about N600k and his mum was re-diagnosed to have a bacterial infection which resulted in her suffering multiple strokes in the brain.
See more tweets below:
At some point Marshall explained that his mum had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which cost about N500k per night. He said she spent another 9 days at the ICU, which led to more accrued bills that were outrageously on the high side.
Marshall shared further that while he was going through the challenges with his mum, the hospital in Lagos that lured them to India never made any attempt to offer any support or a follow up.
Bringing his long narration to an end, Marshall shared the news that his mum finally passed away on April 14, 2019, after being diagnosed with another infection and multiple organ failure.
He finally noted that he made sure to visit a lawyer in India to seek justice for everything the hospital made them go through. To his surprise, the laywer disclosed to him that he has had similar cases of Nigerians who become stranded in India.
"Please my point here is I want to tell Nigerians that India is not safe to do surgeries and treatment they extort so much money from us and still use us as lab rats." he concluded.
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