Two Doctors’ negligence kills Pregnant Woman


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Before the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Tribunal are the two doctors who are being charged with gross professional conduct.

The doctors, identified as Iyiola Adewale, Adigba Onodjohwoyovwe, who worked at the Federal Medical Center Asaba, have allegedly occasioned the death of a pregnant woman through their negligence.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Nasiru Aliyu, disclosed to the tribunal on Monday in Asaba, that the defendants negligently handled one of their patients, a pregnant woman, Mrs Rita Uchebuego, while on duty on March 7, 2017.

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According to the prosecutor, the doctors allegedly failed to attend to the pregnant woman, who is now late, as was appropriate for the management of her condition.

Aliyu said the offence is punishable under section 16 of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tribunal was established for the trial of offences under the medical and dental practitioners act.

This is the tribunal’s third session in 2019 and had already convicted some doctors during its second session for professional misconduct.


Source: TheCabel News

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