The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has denied allegations that one of its house officers, Dr. Michael Umoh, died after a 72-hour call. DAILY POST reports.InformationGuideNigeria
This was contained in a statement presented by the LUTH management team in Lagos on Thursday.
DAILY POST recalls that Umoh, a Lagos University Teaching Hospital medical doctor, was claimed to have died after performing a 72-hour marathon surgery at the neurosurgery unit.
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Following the incident, the Association of Resident Doctors, in a protest letter titled ‘An Appeal By The House Officers Of LUTH’, addressed to the chief medical director, expressed their deep grief over their colleague’s death.
The doctors also accused their senior colleagues of bullying and not providing feeding and good accommodation.
However, the LUTH management said although it understood the deceased family was mourning their beloved son’s death and requested the foreclosure of any media engagement regarding their son, clarifying the circumstances surrounding his death is important.NYSC Portal
According to LUTH management, “Dr. Umoh died on September 17 while in church with his parents. The management was informed, and the death was later confirmed by one of the Consultants in his unit (Neurosurgery).
“The record from the Neurosurgery unit shows that the last time he was on call was 13th and September 14, 2023.
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“He was not on call on the 15th, 16th and 17th (the day he died), contrary to the insinuations on social media. He was at home with his parents on September 16 and September 17. Before this time, the management said he was on call on September 7 and September 8.JAMB Portal
“This shows that Dr. Umoh was on call for four days in September 2023,” LUTH said.