The national chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday gave a brief account of how wrong diagnosis killed his late wife, Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole at the University of Benin Teaching hospital in 2010. He said he would have gone to court to challenged late Clara’s death after the tragedy if it occurred in
The national chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole on Thursday gave a brief account of how wrong diagnosis killed his late wife, Mrs. Clara Oshiomhole at the University of Benin Teaching hospital in 2010.
He said he would have gone to court to challenged late Clara’s death after the tragedy if it occurred in a developed Country.
Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State made the remark at the 46th Founder’s Day Celebrations and launching of endowment fund of (UBTH).
He also said his late wife was “a victim of medical doctor” who never knew that she had a breast cancer.
“You excellency sir, when I was here as a steward, I witnessed many cases that touched my heart including when I lost my wife.
“If I was in another terrain, I would have gone to court because I think she was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“When you visit a hospital, one doctor is a psychologist, a Gynaecologist, a pathologist, Oncologist, and he treats everything much more than a local native doctor will do in my village.
“And my wife was most unfortunate to have been so diagnosed to have something different while the cancer in her breast is growing. And all of these can be prevented by doctor who knows what he was doing by providing a robust regulation.
“So that people treat patients only in that aspect for which they have competence…I think we need to review the system.
“I have also found out haven listen to the minister of Health. I have also found that lamenting a process was not enough.
“I task is for us to be fired by the deficit we see and take steps that need to be taken to amend those deficit. That was why I decided to build what I call a 5 star hospital to replace the decayed Benin Central hospital.
“I do hope that one day, that hospital will be opened and you will see the equipment there.
“When I was a steward at Osadebey Avenue, I had cause to observe in UBTH and I hope they have sustained it.
“It is my own modest contribution to show that and to what we need to do”, he said.
He however said that “whereas accident victims who do not have money to deposit to access treatment are turned back.
“I was impressed to discover that poor people who came to UBTH were treated as if they are big men and women and even when they did not have the correct amount of money to pay, they were treated and carefully advised to stay around that one day, somebody will visit and write-off their bills.
“I am sure that you (UBTH) has saved many poor lives like that. I ask you to Celebrate that feat until we have a healthcare programme that can provide for every Nigerian”.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, urged members of the public to visit the hospital early to increase the chances of patients survival.
Obaseki explained that the hospital is reputed for the first successful sterm cell transplant and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Nigeria