Lagos state govt shuts down hospital where lady died from child birth due to doctor’s alleged negligence
The Lagos state government has shut down Medville Global Health Center located at Ago Palace way in Okota, Lagos state after a man accused the hospital management of causing his wife to die during childbirth.
A statement released by the Executive Secretary of the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), Abiola Idowu, says preliminary investigations carried out by the team revealed that the hospital was not registered with HEFAMAA, and that it had inadequate personnel.
The decision to shut the facility, located at Ago Palace Way in the Okota axis of the state, followed an investigation by the agency after one Chibuike Nwachukwu accused the hospital of incompetence which resulted in the death of his wife during childbrith.
The aggrieved man had said that the hospital induced his wife to speed up labor but 10 hours after that, she had yet to birth the child. According to him, after they performed a series of procedures on his wife, the 28-year-old lady died while the baby was saved. Meanwhile, he said the baby is currently in the Intensive Care Unit of another hospital as he insisted that his wife died as a result of the incompetence of the doctors.
Solanke Koya, chairman of HEFAMAA board, has ordered a full-scale investigation to uncover the facts surrounding the death of Mchaty’s wife.
The agency said it took the “crucial decision” to shut the facility “in furtherance of public protection pending the final outcome of the ongoing investigations.”