“Wrong Diagnosis Led To The Death Of My Wife” – Oshiomole
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed how wrong diagnosis led to the death of his wife, Clara, and called for a review of Nigeria’s medical system so that doctors treat patients only in the area of their competence.
Oshiomhole said this on Thursday at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), The Sun reports.
Oshiomhole said wrong diagnoses could be prevented by governments if it provides robust regulation in the health system.
Oshiomole who said he was at the event in his private capacity, told the gathering that he would have sued the doctors if it were in another clime because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“You visit a hospital, one doctor is a gynaecologist, psychologist, paediatrician – the doctor treats everything. My wife was unfortunate to have been diagnosed as having something different while the cancer in her breast was growing.
“This generalised system of medical system is what we must review. It is not the task of government that things are not working. People elect government to make things work. That was why I decided to build what I called ‘Five Star’ hospital to replace the decayed Central Hospital. I do hope that one day that hospital will open and you will see the equipment.
“One thing we need to do is appropriate compensation. When we have the right policy framework, the other level of compensation, people are paid according to their work; I believe doctors working outside the country will come back,” Oshiomhole said.
In his speech, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, hailed late Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia and late Prof. Tiamiyu Bello-Osagie, for ensuring local people got access to tertiary health services instead of travelling to Lagos or Ibadan and expressed joy that the UBTH has served the people well.
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