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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Governor Bagudu sets up committee

The Kebbi State Government has setup a committee to investigate a newborn baby who lost a limb apparently due to a medical error as claimed in a video making waves online.

It will be recalled that a doctor amputated the baby's arm since, according to him, the baby had died in the womb hence the need to save the mother's life. He later realised that the baby was alive and healthy.





A statement issued yesterday by Aisha Augie-Kuta, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media, said that Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu gave the order immediately after viewing the worrisome photographs and video interview of a man who claims to be a relative to the child online on Sunday 23rd April, 2017. 

The relative says that the error occurred at General Hospital in Zuru, Kebbi State during a birth delivery procedure. The committee includes high level medical doctors, legal and security personnel charged with getting the full information on the story for further action.

The investigation is to ensure that any issues of medical malpractice is ascertained and if that being the case prosecuted to ensure that it does not happen again in the future.

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

The Governor strongly believes that the primary responsibility of any government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens and says it is disheartening to see the photographs of a newborn in such a manner.
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