Boy Bitten By Dogs Withdrawn From LASUTH And Flown Abroad For Further Treatment

Date: 02-12-2014 6:50 am (9 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Omonigho Abraham, the four-year-old boy who was attacked by two German shepherd dogs in the Igando area of Lagos State, has been withdrawn from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. PUNCH Metro gathered that Omonigho was on Friday last week, flown to an Indian hospital for treatment.

PUNCH  had exclusively reported that the dogs belonging to his parents’ landlord, Stanley Wesley, pursued Omonigbo and his two older brothers, Osemudiamen (7) and Bobby (13). While the brothers escaped by jumping down from the one-storey building, the victim was savagely bitten by the dogs. Togs chewed off his scalp and exposed his skull.

Abraham's admission at the LASUTH was marred with claims of abandonment and at a point, the victim’s father, Mr. Odia, said his son’s condition had worsened due to negligence. The hospital management had promised to take better care of Omonigho, adding that the state’s governor, Babatunde Fashola, had instructed that the government should bear all the cost of his treatment.

However,reports gathered on Monday that the victim had been withdrawn from the state’s medical facility and flown abroad for further treatment.

Odia told Punch that the Delta State Government and a non-governmental organisation in Abuja, Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care, GIPLC, teamed up to make the travel possible.

Odia said:

     “He was taken from LASUTH on Friday en route to India for treatment. His mother went with him. They travelled in the evening and they have arrived at the place. LASUTH has done the best it could. He was flown out by the Delta State Government and an NGO.

    I followed due process and attempted meeting with the Chief Medical Director, but he was not on seat. I later saw the clinical director who was happy with the news. I met with every one of them one-on-one and they welcomed it.”


When contacted, the national leader of the GIPLC, Nuhu Kwajafa, said the group took interest in Omonigho’s case after reading the report online. He said:

     “We saw his case online and contacted his father. We were able to raise an initial sum of N1.5m, which we gave to the family. Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State also came in to help in his travel abroad.”

He added that the treatment would take about a month.

However, the Lagos State Government has said Omonigho’s withdrawal from the Burns and Plastics unit of LASUTH was against medical advice. The Commissioner for Health, Mr. Jide Idris, in a statement on Monday, said the victim’s father was “desperate” and rebuffed all explanations that the boy’s healing was a gradual process.

The statement read in part:

   “While conservative wound management was being done in the Burns and Plastic Ward in LASUTH, the Lagos State Government set plans in motion to take Omonigho abroad for further management, where all expenses incurred would be covered by the government. His parents were informed of every step of the process, and had close and continuous contact with the Ministry of Health.

    After a thorough search, a suitable hospital was found that would care for the young boy. The chosen facility was the RAK Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirate. LASUTH established a communication channel with RAK Hospital and it was determined that Omonigho would require a meshed skin graft coverage of the exposed skull for the next phase of his management.

    Governor Babatunde Fashola approved the funds for the management of Omonigho, which includes traveling, feeding and accommodation at the Rak Hospital in Dubai, UAE.”


The commissioner said Omonigho’s father after agreeing to all the travel plans, suddenly announced that he would fly out his son to India. He said efforts to assist in the India trip was rejected by Odia, who insisted that the Delta State Government and the NGO had decided to bear all the cost.

Idris said report from the surgical team responsible for the victim’s treatment showed that the boy’s health might be at risk if his ongoing treatment was interrupted.

   “But Odia unfortunately, took the ill-advised step to leave the facility after being thoroughly counseled by the specialist,” he added.




My Take............ So shameful that a State hospital can't even treat a boy bitten by ordinary GS dogs. Naija, which way are we going?







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Posted: at 2-12-2014 06:50 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- femjay at 2-12-2014 07:20 AM (9 years ago)
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First to comment !
Posted: at 2-12-2014 07:20 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicer100 at 2-12-2014 07:28 AM (9 years ago)
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Too many problem in Nigeria.
Posted: at 2-12-2014 07:28 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- Opeyemi66 at 2-12-2014 07:37 AM (9 years ago)
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nawa for nigeria......
Posted: at 2-12-2014 07:37 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DrSoba at 2-12-2014 07:55 AM (9 years ago)
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I appreciate the fact that bodies where interested in his case.
Posted: at 2-12-2014 07:55 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ngfineface at 2-12-2014 08:56 AM (9 years ago)
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I hope the dogs have been shot by now?
Posted: at 2-12-2014 08:56 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 2-12-2014 09:23 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-12-2014 09:23 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- echeeche at 2-12-2014 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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heard
Posted: at 2-12-2014 10:07 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- bospak at 2-12-2014 10:58 AM (9 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 2-12-2014 10:58 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 2-12-2014 11:22 AM (9 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 2-12-2014 11:22 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- Ken1230 at 2-12-2014 12:10 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on  2-12-2014 07:20 AM
First to comment !

Are you high on cheap drugs?
Posted: at 2-12-2014 12:10 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 2-12-2014 01:27 PM (9 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 2-12-2014 01:27 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- bankadetoun at 2-12-2014 01:34 PM (9 years ago)
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Almighty God will heal you in Jesus name Amen
Posted: at 2-12-2014 01:34 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- paulohking at 2-12-2014 04:42 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: femjay on  2-12-2014 07:20 AM
First to comment !


come collect your price  Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 2-12-2014 04:42 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- egwuevans17 at 3-12-2014 12:44 AM (9 years ago)
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Lagos is a failed state, Can the management in charge of the boys treatment go to UAE for there own treatment...Where India is one of the world best for such a treatment....Running Politics with a poor boy soul.... Most of our leaders also go to India for treatment, Ehy will they refer a poor boy like that to UAE. where the medical institution is poor compare to India...
Posted: at 3-12-2014 12:44 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- okoroj at 3-12-2014 02:03 AM (9 years ago)
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It's a pity...sorry dear!!
Posted: at 3-12-2014 02:03 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- evaosondu at 3-12-2014 02:55 AM (9 years ago)
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Really, Nigerians are the most qualify professionals on earth, just that there are no qualified doctors to treat a dog-bite!!!
Posted: at 3-12-2014 02:55 AM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- mensch at 3-12-2014 05:53 AM (9 years ago)
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maybe the dogs were very hungry,not well fed
sorry boy
Posted: at 3-12-2014 05:53 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Abubu86 at 3-12-2014 07:15 AM (9 years ago)
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My prayer is dat d boy should get well soon
Posted: at 3-12-2014 07:15 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Nicksam at 3-12-2014 09:13 AM (9 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 3-12-2014 09:13 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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