- Chukwudibe Rosemary reportedly died after attempts to resuscitate her failed
- She reportedly could not access her medications because she was not among workers paid for March, 2018
- Another medical doctor and three nurses reportedly slumped after Rosemary's death
There was chaos as a senior medical doctor, Chukwudibe Rosemary, who was the head of department of internal medicine at the Kogi state Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, reportedly died on Monday, June 18.
She reportedly died at the early hours of the day after her colleagues had battled for hours to save her from heart-related complications.
Daily trust reports that following her death, another medical doctor identified as Dr Idris Nuhu and three other nurses slumped almost simultaneously thus causing confusion at the hospital.
It was learnt that the four medical personnel are currently on admission at the hospital.
The report said the secretary of the Association of Resident Doctors at the hospital, Dr Moses Adaudi, confirmed the incident adding that the death of the doctor was as a result of lack of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital where she could have been treated.
“There was no oxygen spanner to place her on oxygen and even when she was to undergo some tests, there was no money to carry out the test,” he said.
The report added that some of the health officials revealed that the late doctor had difficulty getting her dr*gs as she was not among those that were paid March salaries recently.
The other doctor, according to them, could have collapsed following the shocking news of the death, while the nurses may have suffered exhaustion from excess workload due to inadequate manpower at the hospital.
The Kogi state chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Godwin Tijani, reportedly confirmed the death of the doctor and the collapse of the four others.
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Tijani said those that slumped were being attended to and that they are in stable condition.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the National Industrial Court, Abuja, recently ordered the Kogi government to pay a civil servant, Ameh Onoj, whose salary was stopped in March 2014.
Onoja had approached the court to seek redress when he was told that his salary was stopped because he had attained the compulsory retirement age.
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