- An amazing local doctor is being thanked by a patient who says he saved her leg from amputation
- Phempelah Ngongo thanked Dr Yako from Isilimela Hospital who noticed an abnormality in her leg just from a photograph
- Dr Yako managed to successfully perform surgery on Phempelah and she cannot be more grateful
Phempelah Ngongo shared an amazing story about Dr Yako from Isilimela Hospital in Port St John's.
According to Phempelah, Dr Yako saved her life. In 2018, Phempelah was involved in a motor vehicle accident and was rushed to the nearest hospital.
At the hospital, the doctor who tended to her said she had suffered a soft tissue injury and she was sent home. After a week, Phempelah says her condition deteriorated to a point where she could no longer leave her bed.
She sent images of her leg to her mother, who just so happened to be a colleague of Dr Yako's. Phempelah's mother showed the image of her daughter's leg to Dr Yako who insisted Phempelah be taken to theatre as soon as possible due to abnormalities in her thigh area.
Phempelah said the doctor offered to perform surgery on her leg. She wrote in her post on the #ImStaying group:
"The following day I left home for Isilimela Hospital. The surgery was a success, he removed a lot of damaged tissue and around 5 litres of fluid was drained from my thigh... Had this been been detected later, it would have resulted in the amputation of my left leg.
"Today I walk with no assistance of any form and I owe all this to this amazing doctor. With people like you indeed there's still hope for our country. I can never thank you enough and may you continue doing good for others. We need more people like you. Let's normalise making people trend for their good deeds."
The post received almost 8,000 reactions on the #ImStaying group and the comment section is rife with positivity.
Ruth Moodley said:
"Awesome. Great doctor with so much wisdom."
Buzz Goeman wrote:
"What a lovely "happy ending" story. Well done to the doctor. We need more people like him."
John Peter Nelson commented:
"Thank you doctor, this means a lot, keep on with your good work."
Nzwakie Nobula added:
"Wonderful work Doc."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the number of Nigerian doctors working in the United Kingdom increased to 7,875 amid coronavirus outbreak.
Nigeria, Pakistan, and India are among the countries with the highest export of doctors in the UK. In less than a week, the number of Nigerian doctors rose from 7,870 to 7,875.
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