Medical Student Dies 2 Years After ‘Contracting Hepatitis B’ at Kano Hospital

Tijjani Ibrahim, a 28-year-old medical student and dentist had passed away after battling hepatitis B for almost 3 years.

One of his family members, Dr Mustapha Aliyu told WikkiTimes that that the deceased was a student of Bayero University Kano. He claimed Ibrahim contracted the ailment during his medical training at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) sometime in 2020.

“I got a call from my brother one day in 2020, complaining that he saw blood in his urine. So I asked him to come and meet me in Minna, Niger State where I work. Thereafter, he took tests where it was confirmed that he had Hepatitis B.

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“He was immediately placed on medication but we were sure that he contracted it through one of his many encounters with patients as a medical student in Kano where he was studying to become a dentist,” Dr Mustapha narrated. 

“He has since been responding to treatment but you know Hepatitis B is incurable and his condition kept deteriorating, intermittently stopping him from dispersing his duties as a medical student. He was even supposed to have gone for NYSC recently but his health condition was not encouraging,” he added. 

WikkiTimes further gathered that Ibrahim had to undergo a liver transplant to survive. The deceased, through crowdfunding, sought the sum of N25,000,000 to travel to India for the surgery. But he was only able to get N5 million.

Ibrahim’s death flooded Twitter earlier today. Family of the deceased also called on donors to stop the fundraising.

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Speaking on the support shown by the public, Mustapha appreciated everyone who was supporting the deceased until his last breath.

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