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Topic: Pregnant Woman Dies in Hospital Over Husband’s Inability to Pay N20,000 Deposit: (Read 12676 times)
edesonnews (414)
Upcoming (m) | 1 year ago

A pregnant Nigerian lady has died because doctors in Port Harcourt insisted the husband must pay N20,000, less than $150, before she was treated. And her family members are still in shock about her death, such that they are not even thinking of burying her for now.



The 34 year old woman, Ijeoma Umumadumere, nee Ahamefule, was rushed in the morning of 25 November to Garrison Clinic in Port Harcourt, when she complained of a sudden stomach pain and headache, while cooking. Her husband rushed her to the clinic on Udom street in the oil rich city. It was between 9-10 a.m. And she was five-months pregnant.

But doctors and nurses would not attend to the pregnant woman because the husband only had N5,000 on him, instead of the N20,000 being demanded, as a precondition for treatment. Even the N5,000 the man had on him had been used to offset registration and other costs.

Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child. As he put it:

“Her husband begged the doctor and the nurses to attend to her since they had collected about N5, 000 he had in his pocket in the name of registration and other little things while he would go home and bring money. He had also told them that because of the nature of the emergency and the way his wife had been shouting while on the ground that his mind had only been pre-occupied with the thoughts of rushing her to any nearby hospital and had not thought of money or any other thing as he had even forgotten to put on shoes, but all his pleading and explanations to the doctor and the nurses had fallen onto deaf ears. With her pains increasing and death knocking and the doctor and the nurses refusing to understand, there was no way he could have left her there unattended, to go home and bring money. He took her and headed to another hospital, but unfortunately my sister did not make it as the damage had already been done before the doctors in that second hospital could do something reasonable to save her life.”

“What a country, what a failure and what a loss! This is a sad story of the sorry state of the Nigerian health policy, how Nigerians are heartlessly and carelessly neglected because of money by doctors and nurses to die in hospitals, and how I lost my sister to a failed system,”wrote Uzoma Ahamefule, based in Austria.

Many hospitals in Nigeria, both private and public, are in the habit of asking for pre-payment from patients, even when the case is an emergency.

SOURCE: ENDY EDESON ONLINE NEWS NETWORK



2 Dec 12, 07:00 AM
micc (9832)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

Nigeria doctors should change pls

2 Dec 12, 07:35 AM
peacemaker1 (68)
Newbie (f) | 1 year ago

FAILED COUNTRY ,RIP.

2 Dec 12, 09:30 AM
donhenry4uall (28)
Newbie (m) | 1 year ago

So sad, is there really hope for this country? That doctor should have it on his mind that he killed this woman.

2 Dec 12, 10:40 AM
Keffejude (1397)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child.
na after e sis die e go yan, e wen dey hustle 4 Austria y didnt he send his sis sm money knowing dat she was pregnant n d economic system of d country, it aint d 1st time smtin like dis is happening its a normal procedure...u can put d blame on any1 but its never gonna bring her bk RIP

2 Dec 12, 10:43 AM
winace (18000)
Hero (f) | 1 year ago

Wat sector is still working in naija.

2 Dec 12, 10:55 AM
HOPEA23 (21779)
Addicted Hero (f) | 1 year ago

Hmm lawless country....that clinic need to be sue tho....



2 Dec 12, 11:00 AM
aso4life1 (11643)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

why can't they help her? our Government is really annoying me


2 Dec 12, 11:29 AM
Senegal (10438)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

This is terribly upsetting

2 Dec 12, 11:44 AM
ikwo1 (1405)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

Quote from: Keffejude on  2 Dec 12, 10:43 AM
Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child.
na after e sis die e go yan, e wen dey hustle 4 Austria y didnt he send his sis sm money knowing dat she was pregnant n d economic system of d country, it aint d 1st time smtin like dis is happening its a normal procedure...u can put d blame on any1 but its never gonna bring her bk RIP
did u even understand the story or u just write anything.he could not pay 20,000 does not mean that the family cannot afford that.the husband was in a hurry to get his wife to a near by hospital and beg the hospitals to treat his wife so that he can go and get the remaining money.nigeria as a name is wicked.doctors should remember that they took an oath to save life and not to ignore them to die.

2 Dec 12, 12:04 PM
chizin (33)
Newbie (m) | 1 year ago

I wonder while all our sectors in Nigeria is not working well...

2 Dec 12, 12:12 PM
Bettygirls (4097)
Gistmaniac (f) | 1 year ago

so sad, what a failed system.rip lady and may the Lord comfort this man and the rest of the family to forgive them for their neglect. Angry Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

2 Dec 12, 12:17 PM
osamabinladin (12301)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

Very unfortunate,R.I.P

2 Dec 12, 12:20 PM
FinlandGuy (7509)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

Quote from: micc on  2 Dec 12, 07:35 AM
Nigeria doctors should change pls
Our doctors are heartless,does it mean that this doctor cannot dash a stranger 20k naira

2 Dec 12, 12:30 PM
FinlandGuy (7509)
Hero (m) | 1 year ago

Quote from: Keffejude on  2 Dec 12, 10:43 AM
Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child.
na after e sis die e go yan, e wen dey hustle 4 Austria y didnt he send his sis sm money knowing dat she was pregnant n d economic system of d country, it aint d 1st time smtin like dis is happening its a normal procedure...u can put d blame on any1 but its never gonna bring her bk RIP
Are you writing Arabic or short hand because i don't understand what you are saying!!! Ur comment is out of track from the news.

2 Dec 12, 12:32 PM
bigspy (3)
Newbie (m) | 1 year ago

if i catch that doctor, i go treat im phyuk-up

2 Dec 12, 12:39 PM
Noble12 (4983)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

R.I.P

2 Dec 12, 12:41 PM
otib (557)
Upcoming (f) | 1 year ago

Quote from: Keffejude on  2 Dec 12, 10:43 AM
Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child.
na after e sis die e go yan, e wen dey hustle 4 Austria y didnt he send his sis sm money knowing dat she was pregnant n d economic system of d country, it aint d 1st time smtin like dis is happening its a normal procedure...u can put d blame on any1 but its never gonna bring her bk RIP


2 Dec 12, 12:45 PM
otib (557)
Upcoming (f) | 1 year ago

Quote from: Keffejude on  2 Dec 12, 10:43 AM
Her brother, based in Austria could not understand why doctors in a Nigerian hospital could have so callously and uncaringly treated the woman, pregnant with her first child.
na after e sis die e go yan, e wen dey hustle 4 Austria y didnt he send his sis sm money knowing dat she was pregnant n d economic system of d country, it aint d 1st time smtin like dis is happening its a normal procedure...u can put d blame on any1 but its never gonna bring her bk RIP
                                              did u sleep n read or where u jst scanning ur eyes? Dis sickness didnt give them a day chance my dear 2 comment is nt by force Nigeria is a failed country d doctors n nureses r so harden, wat a failed system.!

2 Dec 12, 12:47 PM
EMMYBOSS (1021)
Gistmaniac (m) | 1 year ago

THIS IS QUITE PATHETIC

2 Dec 12, 12:48 PM

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