A group, Conscience Nigeria (CN) has written a petition against two Kaduna doctors for unprofessional conduct that led to the death of Lillian Solomon Nandi, a 100 level student of Nasarawa State University, after a failed Brain Tumour Surgery.
Chief Medical Director Harmony Hospital, Kaduna, Dr E. A. Anyebe and Dr.Jimoh Abdullahi Onimisi were accused of leaving Nandi without close monitoring for vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar level after the surgery.
The petition addressed to the National President, Dental and Medical Association of Nigeria and signed by Executive Director of CN, Comrade Tosin Adeyanju alleged that the doctors were only interested in making money after the Nandi’s family paid the sum of N1 million for the surgery.
The petition read “Lilian Nandi Solomon a level 100 student of Nasarawa State University Keffi was rushed to the Clinic on 24th August after another occurrence of severe headache and was diagnosed to have brain tumor after a scan was conducted on her.
“An injection was administered on her at the hospital and this led her into coma for two days until Dr E A. Anyebe instructed the family that we must carry out a brain surgery on her to remove the tumour immediately, even when the family requested for a second opinion, he refused that he will bring in a neurosurgeon from Ahmadu Bello university teaching hospital Shika (Dr Jimoh Abdullahi Onimisi) which he claimed to have done similar surgery in his hospital was to carry out the surgery in an I’ll equipped hospital.
“There was no intensive care unit to monitor the vital signs of the patient after surgery.
“Immediately after the 5 hours surgery Dr Jimoh and his team left the patient without close monitoring for the following vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar level which was already very high before the surgery was carried out. Lilian Solomon passed away after 8 hours of complex surgery without close monitoring.”
CN urged the Dental and Medical Association to properly investigate the case so that future deaths ‘in the hands of careless and inhuman doctors’ can be avoided.