Chinedu Rockson, has accused the management of Ilogbo Central Hospital
in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos State of removing his wife’s womb and
damaging her bladder during childbirth.
his wife over the payment of N50,000, adding that efforts to clear the
bill had been frustrated by the hospital.
Chinedu’s wife, Chinansa, had been referred to the hospital on August
26, 2016, after she could not be delivered of the baby at the hospital
where she had her antenatal care.
caesarean section on the 42-year-old after her husband signed some
documents to perfect the terms.
the operation, he was called into the theatre to sign another document,
adding that nobody told him it was for the removal of his wife’s womb.
operation and we negotiated for N150,000. I paid a deposit of N30,000
and they started the operation.
which I did. Some hours later, a surgeon said there had been
complications and I would need to sign another document. He didn’t tell
me what I was signing for or the implications. Because I was in a haste
to get my wife saved, I signed the document.
wife from the theatre with a pipe attached to her bladder. We became
worried when we discovered that few days afterwards, they didn’t remove
and clear my bill of N50,000 so they could discharge her. I called a
senior pastor, who presented them with a cheque. But they said they
would keep her for the two weeks that the cheque would be ready to be
medical condition had worsened, adding that he could neither afford the
hospital bill nor take her back home in her present condition.
indigenes of Anambra State, married in 2002 and had four children,
including the newborn baby.
Ogbedeneto, in a petition to the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai
Owoseni, called for an investigation into the case.
signing? They scared the husband with the sight of his wife in a pool of
blood and did not let him know what he was signing for. What is the
relationship between the womb and the bladder and why does the
hospital’s director now want to discharge the woman when it is obvious
that her life is in danger?
peace of the community if urgent actions are not taken. Our client feels
debased and suffers a mental and psychological trauma on realising that
the wife’s womb has been cut off and the bladder affected without his
consent and his wife cannot control her urine anymore.”
Obileyi, said the mother of four could have died but for the quick
intervention of the hospital.
the area where we operate and that is why we enjoy a lot of patronage.
The woman in question had been mismanaged ab initio. She burst
her womb in the first hospital where she registered. They pressed her
womb to force the baby out and that action ruptured the womb. When she
was brought to us, she was bleeding because the labour had become
would need to do a surgery. At surgery, we discovered that her uterus
had burst, which had also affected her bladder. We first stopped the
bleeding and then made some repairs. It was after all these that we
discovered she could not control her urine.
with money, which we didn’t allow to be a barrier. We admitted her and
did everything possible to save her life. We can’t imagine that after
saving her life, the family will turn around to fight us.
to repair the womb proved abortive. He was informed that the tear was
serious and we had to save her life. We did that to carry him along, and
he gave his consent.”