Adams Oshimole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, reveals the horrific truth behind his wife's death.
In 2016, a medical expert and visiting professor of Pharmacology, Nagasaki University, Japan, Prof. Omotuyi Olaposi, has blamed the rising mortality rate in Nigerian hospitals on the wrong diagnosis.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, he said, “If the total number of people visiting the hospitals in Nigeria annually is 100, I think 30 percent of the cases is due to wrong diagnosis, wrong treatment or wrong drugs. And most of the diagnoses are compounded by lack of appropriate equipment while some engage in trial by error.”
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole shared how a wrong diagnosis led to the death of his late wife.
Oshiomhole who spoke at the Founders Day and Launching of Endowment fund of the University of Bénin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) revealed he would have sued the doctors if it were in another terrain because his wife was a victim of quack medical doctors.
“You visit a hospital, one doctor is gynaecologist, psychologist, pediatric, and the doctor treats everything. My wife was unfortunate to have been diagnosed as having something different while the cancer in her breast was growing.
“This generalized system of medical system is what we must review. It is not the task of government that things are not working. People elect government to make things work. That was why I decided to build what I called Five Star hospital to replace the decayed Central Hospital. I do hope that one day that hospital will open and you will see the equipment.
“One thing we need to do is appropriate compensation. When we have the right policy framework, the other level of compensation, people are paid according to, I believe doctors working outside the country will come back.”