Mother Dies days later after Doctors forget Tools inside her Stomach after Surgery

Mrs. Anesther Egede, a mother of three, reportedly passed away due to alleged medical negligence at the Delta State-owned Eku Baptist General Hospital in the Ethiope East Local Government Area. According to information gathered by SaharaReporters, Mrs. Egede was admitted to the hospital on April 12, 2023, for an appendectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the appendix. Shockingly, the hospital doctors are accused of leaving a substantial amount of cotton wool inside her abdomen during the surgery, leading to severe complications and ultimately resulting in her death on May 22, 2023….CONTINUE READING

The surgical team, led by Dr. Emmanuel Ebom and assisted by Dr. Chianugor Uche and Dr. Emeka, allegedly failed to address the issue promptly. Despite the distressing situation, the hospital management has purportedly shown no signs of remorse or concern for the untimely demise of Mrs. Egede.

In response to these allegations, the bereaved family, represented by their legal counsel Ngwu Paschal U. Esq. for Paschal and George Associates, submitted a petition titled “Re: Alleged Gruesome Murder Of Mrs. Egede Anesther By Your Hospital.” Addressed to the Zonal Managing Director of Eku Baptist General Hospital, the petition demands justice for the deceased. Copies of the petition were also sent to various authorities, including the Delta State governor, Inspector General of Police, Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Minister of the Federal Ministry of Health, Chairman of Ethiope East Local Government Area, National Human Rights Commission, and the President of the Nigeria Medical Association.

The family’s legal representation outlines the sequence of events leading to Mrs. Egede’s tragic death. It describes her initial admission to Catholic Hospital Obiaruku, where a recommended scan revealed appendicitis. However, conflicting medical opinions led her to Eku Baptist/General Hospital for further examination. The surgical operation, performed by Dr. Ebom and his team, supposedly resulted in the negligent placement of a large cotton wool mass in Mrs. Egede’s abdomen.

After enduring prolonged discomfort and swelling, Mrs. Egede sought a second opinion, leading to an MRI scan at Lily Hospital in Benin City, Edo State. The MRI results allegedly confirmed the presence of the cotton wool left by the initial surgical team, causing complications. Despite attempts to rectify the situation with a subsequent operation at Eku Baptist General Hospital, Mrs. Egede’s health deteriorated rapidly, ultimately leading to her death.

In response to the serious allegations, Dr. Ebom and Dr. Chianugor Uche from the medical team deny any wrongdoing. Dr. Ebom contends that Mrs. Egede did not die at their hospital but later in Oghara, emphasizing that the claims of a forgotten cotton wool mass are baseless.

Meanwhile, the zonal medical director of Eku Baptist General Hospital, Henrietta Etaoghene, refrains from commenting on the case due to its pending status before a law court.