Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulraak has approved the immediate employment of 40 doctors, 60 nurses and 25 pharmacists for Offa General Hospital.
This comes after WikkiTimes reported how a pregnant woman had a stillbirth due to recklessness and a shortage of medical doctors in the hospital.
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Ibrahim Abdulateef, special assistant on communication to Kwara State governor in a Twitter post, disclosed that the governor had addressed the issue of manpower in the hospital.
“To address the deficit in manpower and deepen access to healthcare in Offa General Hospital and others in the state, Governor @realaarahman has approved the immediate employment of 40 doctors, 60 nurses and 25 pharmacists as a matter of urgency,” Abdulateef tweeted Tuesday.
According to him, the government is dedicated to investigating media reports about the facility.
Babatunde Olamilaken Ismaila, the victim’s husband told WikkItimes he took his wife to the hospital on December 3 when she started discharging “water.” He explained that she would be due for childbirth on November 24, according to a test she did “last time.”
He explained that a doctor on duty instructed him to purchase an inducement drug for his wife. According to Ismaila, the drug would aid his wife’s childbirth, but it made things worse.
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They would be advised to go to a private hospital for adequate treatment. Unfortunately, the victim had a stillbirth and had to be operated on to get rid of it.
Ismaila, however, blamed the government for not providing the facility with enough instruments and adequate staff. He revealed that only one medical doctor was attending to women in labour.
WikkiTimes contacted Mohammed Olabisi Abdulsalam, Chief Medical Doctor of the hospital, but he refused to comment.
“I am a civil servant and I can not speak to anybody,” Abdulsalam had said. “We have responded to the appropriate authority…”