Empty oxygen tank: Report indicts medical workers for death of two-year-old

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Some medical personnel at the Ikorodu General Hospital, Lagos State, have been found complicit in the death of a sick two-year-old boy, Christopher Mike-Ozugha. A panel set up to investigate an allegation bordering on professional negligence raised by Christopher’s parents indicted the workers in its report.

It was learnt that the panel comprised directors from the state Ministry of Health, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the Ministry of Justice, and principal officials from the hospital, among others.

Christopher had difficulty in breathing and was referred from a private hospital, Olive Clime, to the general hospital. He was admitted to the government facility around 1am on August 20. He was said to have been placed for about 30 minutes on an oxygen tank that had run out of oxygen for before a nurse, who came to examine him, discovered the error.

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