In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, September, 2020

Medical Tribunal Sanctions Docs Over Three-Month-Previous Child’s Loss of life

Medical Tribunal Sanctions Doctors Over Three-Month-Old Baby’s Death


Medical Tribunal Sanctions Docs Over Three-Month-Previous Child’s Loss of life

Two Medical docs; Joseph Iyoha and Mukaila Oladipo have been sanctioned by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for his or her negligence which brought about the dying of a three-month-old child, Peace Oluwole.

The Tribunal mentioned the docs, who had been arraigned on seven counts, had been incompetent within the administration of the three-month-old child and didn’t do all that was acceptable and affordable for the therapy of the affected person.

The chairman of the Tribunal, Abba Waziri, within the verdict obtained by THE PUNCH mentioned Iyoha, who was discovered responsible of three counts, didn’t exhibit affordable diligence.

The MDPDT mentioned Iyoha prescribed and brought about to be administered on the late Oluwole, oral chloroquine, fansidar, and several other different medicine, thereby exposing the newborn to a number of anti-malarial when the newborn had been positioned on Artemether injection.

The MDPDT added that Oladipo on his half was discovered responsible of two counts as a result of regardless that he discovered the affected person to be asphyxiated and in apparent respiratory misery, he selected to busy himself with taking the affected person’s historical past for greater than 30 minutes quite than attend to the plain emergency.

Whereas Oladipo was slammed a three-month suspension, Iyoha was convicted and admonished.

The third physician, Obafemi Kuye, who was charged with skilled negligence for failing to take any detailed or sufficient historical past of the affected person’s situation and failure to evaluate or attend to the affected person all through the interval of admission, was, nonetheless, discharged and acquitted.

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The MDPDT mentioned, “He took a salient and sufficient historical past of the affected person’s situation and made a word of them. The child’s maternal historical past and post-delivery notes had been all within the file. Dr. Obafemi Kuye ought to, due to this fact, be recommended and never condemned for his competence and professionalism on this respect. He did no mistaken. The Tribunal holds the thought-about view that he’s not responsible on rely 5.”

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