S-A-D: Ekiti lost 6 Specialist Doctors to accident along Abuja-Kaduna highway
Lack of responsive medical service responsible for their death – NMA
….As Sen Sani condoles with Ekiti govt
//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
Following the road crash that claimed life of six Ekiti State born Specialist Medical Doctors on Sunday along ever busy Abuja-Kaduna highway, Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti State branch, Dr. John Akinbote, said the victims would have lived if they had had immediate proper medical attention.
Meanwhile, Senator representing Kaduna Central District under the umbrella of All Progressives Congress (APC), Shehu Sani, who visited the surviving doctors at the hospital, condoled with the Ekiti State Government and NMA, just as he urged the Federal government to fix all bad portions of the road to forestall future occurrence .
The NMA branch Chairman on Monday, while addressing newsmen at Saint Gerald’s Catholic Hospital, where other 7 surviving doctors are currently receiving treatment, described their demise as big set back for medical profession in Nigeria.
According to him, “Those that died would have survived if we got good medical attention from the point of accident to the Doka General Hospital in Kaduna.
“It became even worst, when we got to to Doka Hospital, there was no single doctor to attend to us and the only nurse on duty had no first aid facilities to administer treatment.
“I am sure if personnel of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) that took us to Doka Hospital and the nurse on duty had medical facilities to give first aid treatment, our doctors and driver wouldn’t have died.”
According to two of the survivors, who spoke to journalists at the hospital, they were 13 doctors and a driver in a 18-seater vehicle, but after the accident occurred, six doctors and a driver died.
The doctors, it was gathered, left Ekiti on Saturday to attend the Nigeria Medical Association delegates conference in Sokoto, but were sent to early grave after the vehicle’s tyre bursted, hit the side breakers and somersaulted severally before it stopped.
One of the survivors, Dr. Stephen Ayosanni who spoke to journalists on his hospital bed, said tyre burst caused the accident.
It was gathered that the accident occured at the spot where former Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, James Ocholi had a similar auto crash and died along with his wife and a son.
Those who lost their lives in the auto crash included Dr. Alade Sani, Dr. OJ Taiwo, Dr. Akinyele Lexy, Dr.Ogunseye, Dr. Olagide, Dr. Adeniyi James, and Mr. Ajibola (DRIVER).
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