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Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by udomoh(m): 4:07pm On Jul 26
Doctor collapses & dies in FMC Yenogoa because of lack of defibrillator…

The late Dr. Stephen Ijeuwe was a resident doctor @ FMC, Abeokuta.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in FMC Yenogoa due to lack of defibrillator.

Being a secretary of ARD Abeokuta, he was in FMC Yenogoa for NARD NEC meeting.

Medical doctor and social media influencer Dr. Olufunmilayo left many people shocked after he narrated the story of how a doctor, Dr. Stephen Ijeuwe, died inside a hospital – According to the story, the doctor suffered a heart attack and collapsed but there was defibrillator to resuscitate –

According to reports, the incident occurred in a Federal Medical Center where the deceased went for NARD meeting.

Dr. Stephen was the Association of Resident Doctors Secretary, Abeokuta branch. Before his death, he was a resident doctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
It is no news that the state of health facilities in Nigeria is in shambles and the story of how a doctor collapsed and eventually died inside a hospital, only seems to remind people how dangerous the implications of not having proper health care facilities really is.

According to Twitter user @DrOlufunmilayo, a doctor recently died after he suffered a cardiac arrest and died inside the hospital after hospital staff could not provide a defibrillator to shock him back to life.
He wrote: “A doctor collapsed yesterday inside a hospital. And a whole “Federal Medical Centre” did NOT have a defibrillator (a machine that shocks the heart to revive it) They travelled to GovtHouse Clinic to borrow one. By then, the doctor died. See, human life has NO value in Nigeria.

The National Association of Resident Doctors( NARD) statement on the tragic death

“On behalf of NARD NECOMM, NECOUN and entire resident doctors all over the country,the President Of NARD Dr Olusegun Olaopa (PSO) commiserates with Ijeuwe Family ,ARD FMC Abeokuta and NMA Ogun State on the death of *Dr Stephen Ijeuwe*(Secretary ARD FMC Abeokuta)

*He died while participating actively in the ongoing JULY NEC in Yenagoa*

Until his death, he was a registrar in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology FMC Abeokuta.

Your loss has deeply saddened us but be rest assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Please accept our heartfelt condolences from NARD and May God rest his soul”. �

Dr Anthony CHUKWUNONSO UDE
Sec Gen NARD
25.07.19.

According to Dr.Olunfunmilayo, “a defibrillator is a basic life saving equipment. It should be like paracetamol or cotton wool in any hospital. Here in the UK, petrol stations, cinemas, football stadiums, games arena, train stations, etc all have a defibrillator. But in Nigeria, an FMC doesn’t have it. Shame. I can’t get my head round it”.

“This is a doctor who collapsed IN A HOSPITAL.

Not outside a hospital.

Yet the most important equipment to save his life was nowhere available.

This hospital has patients on their wards- if anyone collapses- that’s the end too. We are in deep shit.

When people collapse outside hospital, the advice we always give is “rush them to the hospital” If a hospital doesn’t even have something as basic as a defibrillator, how is that an hospital?”

“Nigeria treats human lives with levity and watches its citizens die like chickens.

The shameful part is NO investigation or changes will be made to correct this clear madness.

That same FMC in Bayelsa will still NOT get any defibrillator, it would be a lot of “Eya” and “na wa o”, and life continues till the next person dies”.

“This is a disgraceful country.

I sincerely pray God would console and comfort this young doctor’s family IF it was a sane country- that young doctor, just like millions of Nigerians who die avoidable deaths- could have been saved. Nigeria kills people and only brings tears to their families.

It is saddening.” He said.

https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/07/26/doctor-collapses-dies-in-fmc-yenogoa-because-of-lack-of-defibrillator-photo/?amp

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Alzirida(f): 4:17pm On Jul 26
Lol..

That is not the real reason.
How many doctors in Nigeria are trained to use Defibrillator?
Having AED is one thing knowing how to use it is another.

If he actually had a shock in presence of other doctors, good CPR would have save him before getting to level of needing AED.
The moment u call for AED and found out there is none, the colleagues should have put him in Ambulance to another private facility where there is AED.
U guys just wasted time and life of this doctor

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by SLAP44: 4:18pm On Jul 26
So his Village People had to trail him all the way from Abeokuta to Yenogoa just to kill him?

This ones strong o

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by joinnow: 6:55pm On Jul 26
Nigeria treats human lives with levity and watches its citizens die like chickens.




Dr na today u know say Nigeria na Zoo

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by EVILFOREST: 9:15am On Jul 27
I learnt he COLLAPSED outside the hospital and not inside.
He was rather rushed to the HOSPITAL for progressive resuscitation.
And I learnt RESUSCITATION lasted for several hours.
Really UNFORTUNATE.
Could have happened to anyone

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Richdad50(m): 5:14pm On Jul 27
shocked
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Lexusgs430: 5:14pm On Jul 27
I blame the medical professionals in that organisation...... What do they have on their crash trolley?.....

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by LastSurvivor11: 5:15pm On Jul 27
Gather here if you don’t know the meaning of that word that sounds like Refrigerator cry

RIP doctor!!

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Yamleg: 5:15pm On Jul 27
God created Himself
A doctor should have treated himself.

Only God gives life.

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Enoch07(m): 5:15pm On Jul 27
doc dying!!
funny tin is, I'll be 30 in two months time but I've never seen dat instrument in my life in any hospital, clinic, pharmacy, health center or any where for dat matter in Nigeria abi na d wrong country I dey?

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by enemyofprogress: 5:16pm On Jul 27
Fokd up country
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by enemyofprogress: 5:16pm On Jul 27
Brookserom:
L
stop scamming people

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Lexusgs430: 5:16pm On Jul 27
Alzirida:
Lol..

That is not the real reason.
How many doctors in Nigeria are trained to use Defibrillator?
Having AED is one thing knowing how to use it is another.

If he actually had a shock in presence of other doctors, good CPR would have save him before getting to level of needing AED.
The moment u call for AED and found out there is none, the colleagues should have put him in Ambulance to another private facility where there is AED.
U guys just wasted time and life of this doctor


Are you sure they had an ambulance or defib, in another hospital?


Our health sector is in a state of coma..........

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by lilianno: 5:17pm On Jul 27
hmmm
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Famocious(m): 5:17pm On Jul 27
This is really sad and pathetic ..

This is one of the evidences how the nation has failed us and some of us have failed the nation .

May his soul rest in peace.

If you are reading this, kindly find a pace close to you and get a baseline ECG done.
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Saheed9: 5:18pm On Jul 27
Smh
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by kenddys(m): 5:19pm On Jul 27
Nigeria is gone

A federal medical centre does not have defibrillator but government house clinic has one


There was a country!

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Saheed9: 5:19pm On Jul 27
Alzirida:
Lol..

That is not the real reason.
How many doctors in Nigeria are trained to use Defibrillator?
Having AED is one thing knowing how to use it is another.

If he actually had a shock in presence of other doctors, good CPR would have save him before getting to level of needing AED.
The moment u call for AED and found out there is none, the colleagues should have put him in Ambulance to another private facility where there is AED.
U guys just wasted time and life of this doctor
he was rushed to the government house clinic which happens to have one but by the time they got it he was already gone

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by starbuck(f): 5:19pm On Jul 27
Defibrillator with which electricity bikonu undecided undecided



His time don reach be say he don die...


RIP

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Unrated900(m): 5:19pm On Jul 27
Buhari why are people dieing on your head this much

More next level loading

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by enemyofprogress: 5:19pm On Jul 27
SLAP44:
So his Village People had to trail him all the way from Abeokuta to Yenogoa just to kill him?

This ones strong o
no be we o do am o. We no see money to even chop not to talk of travelling there to kill him and as we dey raining season now, we no fit fly there because rain must not touch our wings, for now we just dey operate locally inside Abeokuta near seun house

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by Ihutomi: 5:20pm On Jul 27
These are avoidable deaths,RIP,but I think NMA in that chapter can tax them selves and get one for the hospital is realistic.

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Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by StrikeBack(m): 5:20pm On Jul 27
Who should we blame??
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by BruncleZuma: 5:20pm On Jul 27
Shame
Re: Doctor Stephen Ijeuwe Collapses, Dies In FMC Yenogoa Over Lack Of Defibrillator by SLAP44: 5:20pm On Jul 27
enemyofprogress:
no be we o do am o. We no see money to even chop not to talk of travelling there to kill him and as we dey raining season now, we no fit fly there because rain must not touch our wings, for now we just dey operate locally inside Abeokuta near seun house
grin grin

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