Lagos state govt shuts down hospital where lady died from child birth due to doctor’s alleged negligence

After a man accused the hospital management of causing his wife to die during childbirth, the Lagos state government shut down Medville Global Health Center on Ago Palace Way in Okota, Lagos state.

According to a statement issued by Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary of the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), early investigations found that the hospital was not registered with HEFAMAA and had insufficient personnel.

The agency decided to close the facility, which is located on Ago Palace Way in the state’s Okota axis, after one Chibuike Nwachukwu accused the hospital of incompetence, resulting in the death of his wife during childbirth.

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. Read here.

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.”

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