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#SaveMayowa This is the official Press Statement from LUTH management


Miss Mayowa Ahmed is an old patient of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital who has been on treatment for another condition. This 31year-old lady came into the Private Wing of LUTH on Monday, 25th July, 2016 with a history and clinical features of an intra-abdominal mass. The family and the patient brought along some results of laboratory investigations ordered and done from outside LUTH.

Three different Specialists were invited to review Mayowa. The Gynaecologist, Oncologist and Haematologist all arrived at a tentative diagnosis of an abdominal malignancy. They planned to conduct a series of fresh tests to confirm the definitive diagnosis, since the earlier tests were neither requested nor authorised by any doctor from LUTH.

The family however requested to fly Miss Ahmed outside the country barely 24 hours after her admission in LUTH, thus stalling all the planned investigations meant to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. We were able to transfuse her with much-needed blood only after lots of persuasion where the family was told point blank that it was risky for her to travel by air, given her low blood count.

Today is the 3rd day after admission and a definitive diagnosis has not yet been made while the relations insist on their own to carry her abroad. LUTH has only dealt with Miss Ahmed and her relations throughout her stay and not with any other third party.

Contrary to any circulating information, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital did not refer Miss Ahmed overseas and this Institution is not involved with any fund-raising activity or activist on her behalf.

There was a disturbance of the peace today around the ward premises. When an altercation involving Miss Ahmed’s relatives and persons not known to the Hospital ensued, the police were invited to restore peace in the Hospital. Both parties are presently with the police and we urge the general public to patiently await the outcome of the ongoing police investigations.

We also enjoin the good-natured public, our caring press-men and all philanthropists to seek the expert opinions of specialists in Nigeria if we want to maximise the gains of their concerted efforts and selfless contribution towards alleviating the suffering of fellow Nigerians.

LUTH Management

5 comments:

  1. This is a great move by LUTH management, I am glad they didn't allow it to linger or do a cover up. The police should investigate which healthcare centre handled her case previously?Who are the professionals managing her case before presenting herself to Luth?Can they quickly release some part of the funds to complete the outstanding recommended tests?

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  2. Let the girl get better. That's the most important thing

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  3. i really do not understand the press release by LUTH.

    1- They said Mayowa is an old patient of theirs already on treatment for another ailment??

    what i understood from this is that she was misdiagnosed and was treated for different ailment instead of cancer for a very long time.
    The family discovered it was stage 4 cancer after getting diagnosis from another hospital.

    2- This 31year-old lady came into the Private Wing of LUTH on Monday, 25th July, 2016 with a history and clinical features of an intra-abdominal mass. The family and the patient brought along some results of laboratory investigations ordered and done from outside LUTH.

    They only knew she had cancer or "mass " after she was diagnosed by another hospital.

    Why in the holy hell would the family continue treatment with luth if they weren't able to diagnose the right disease in the first instance?
    Now they are saying they wanted to conduct another batch of test?? I believe this process will take another couple of months and its obvious every second is crucial for mayowa.

    3- the family however requested to fly Miss Ahmed outside the country barely 24 hours after her admission in LUTH,
    So, basically they have been treating her for a mis-dagnosed ailment for a long time and only admitted her after they came with test results from other hospitals.

    Nigerian public hospitals are a disgrace.


    Come on guys, let's be real here. Most of us will go above and beyond for the people we love. I wouldn't wait for any quack doctor in a public hospital to give me diagnosis before making my own moves.

    I don't see any scam here.

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  4. This isn't a scam but Toyin A.just away the selfless act she did ....her role has been disturbing to the public.

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