No doctor on ground: Consequences of Strike as newborn baby dies at Luth

No doctor on ground: Consequences of Strike as newborn baby dies at Luth

- A newborn baby has died as a result of the ongoing strike action by medical doctors

- The mother of the child was said to have had some complications which resulted in different referrers

- Non-availability of doctors has been blamed for this

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The current strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has caused some serious havoc in the country.

This time, it has caused the death of a newborn at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The Cable reports that this was disclosed by a man identified as Vincent Abuladan.

No doctor on ground: Consequences of Strike as newborn baby dies at Luth
The current strike by doctors have been resulting in untimely deaths. Photo: @SenChrisNgige
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He said the situation occurred his sister-in-law, who had a childbirth complication, faced multiple referrals that ended up with them at LUTH, where their child passed away.

He said the non-availability of doctors at the hospitals they visited caused the baby's death.

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“As of yesterday, when I came in, many patients were here. There were no doctors to attend to them due to the strike. It has been a serious situation. People were just lying down, suffering. The government needs to intervene."
“Before I left, there was this ambulance that came in with a patient. No doctor was on ground. They were forced to leave. They were even asking them how sure they were that doctors are available at the hospital they were going to.
“It has really affected the people. It’s my brother that made me come here. We lost the baby. One way or the other strike might have affected us too. His wife gave birth in another hospital in Awoyaya, Lekki.

In another report, Terhemen Anongo, a brilliant student who loved Physics and Mathematics. He graduated from secondary school with the best results. His dream was to become a petroleum engineer.

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However, his father, Mr Anongo, a Mathematics teacher, had something different planned for him; he wanted him to study medicine and become a medical doctor. This is the genesis of Terhemen's tragic story.

In 1996, when Terhemen got admitted into Nigeria's premier university, the University of Ibadan, to study Medicine, Mr Anongo would probably think his dream for his brilliant son was about to become a reality; he would emerge as one of the country's most successful medical experts.

Legit.ng had also reported that the current hazard allowance of N5000 was fixed in 1992 says minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. However, he said the allowance is fair and just.

He said this while reacting to the current strike embarked National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

He said that if they refuse to resume work, there will be a policy of no work, no pay.

Source: Legit

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