Adedoyin moves motion for need to address negligence of health care providers in some govt hospitals in Oyo

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The lawmaker representing Ogbomoso South State Constituency, Hon. Sanjo Adedoyin has called the attention of Oyo State Government to the need to address negligence of health care providers in some government hospitals in the state.

Adedoyin made the call through a motion he moved on the floor of the house on Tuesday, during the plenary of the 10th State Assembly.

 

While reacting to the motion sponsored by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanjo Onaolapo and Co – sponsored by other members representing Ido (Hon. Rasak Mabaje), Iseyin/Itesiwaju (Hon. Dele Adeola ), Ibadan South East 2 (Hon. Adeyinka Omikunle) and Ibadan North 2 (Hon. Gabriel Babajide) State constituencies, the lawmakers declared that the rate of irresponsibility displaying and negative attitude of some Doctors and Nurses in public health care facilities is worrisome and call for urgent attention.

 

The lawmakers condemned the negligent attitude of some health workers, leading to untimely deaths and life-threatening injuries of many innocent citizens in the State.

Adedoyin said, “numerous reports from relatives of patients on how some doctors would be nowhere to be found and nurses bantering on silliness in their duty posts while patients agonize is a matter of serious concern.”

Sighting example of a victim, Mrs. Susan Babatunde whose death was as a result of negligence of duty by a doctor that supposed to attend to her at the General Hospital, Ogbomoso and another of such incident that happened at Adeoyo General Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan which has become a tug of war between Fresh Fm Radio station and Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Hon. Adedoyin stated that such attitude has become a reoccurring incident that is always swept under the carpet in some public hospitals in the State.

 

He revealed further that “It is noteworthy that the routine inspection of the practice of medical care providers in our hospitals and the sanctions that existed for officers found wanting have been watered down.”

 

He added that the breach of duty and adequate care by medical professionals to patients has made many people to loose confidence in hospital and seek alternative solutions to their health challenges.

 

“The trust of people in the standard of care being received in our hospitals has ruined. This has caused many people to seek alternative solutions to their health challenges. Hence, falling victims of fake online doctors and dangerous herbal concoctions.”

 

The House, however directed its Standing Committee on Health to invite the Chairman and Permanent Secretary of Hospital Management Board and investigate the causes of the death of late Mrs. Susan Babatunde, so that the culprit can be brought to book and serve as a determent to others with same attitude in the health sector.

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