Exposed: Doma General Hospital Nasarawa Where Doctors Use Torch Lights To Carryout Cesarean Surgery(Photos)

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Rabiu Omaku

The story emanating from a competent source from Doma General Hospital is a shocking one UNIVERSAL REPORTERS findings revealed that Doctors in that hospital uses Torch Light to carryout Cesarean Surgery due to the unabated blackout that has enveloped the public hospital.

 

An insider unveiled to this medium at Doma where the insider described the gory situations in the hospital which he said that chief among them is the use of Torch Lights in place of electric power to carry out cesarean section.

 

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Findings by universalreportersng.com show that the hospital has been described by many as a slaughterhouse due to the pathetic condition they are facing.

“Patients are exposed to danger especially in the night; the premise of the Hospital is just like a graveyard, “the source said.

 

Speaking further to this medium he faulted the state government over the condition of the hospital, saying the hand-in-glove of government to tackle the nagging challenges resorted to the springing up of private hospitals and clinic which he said are mostly ran by quacks.

 

“Another untold hardship in the hospital is also the issue acute shortage of water, is hard you get a drop of water in this referral hospital,” he said.

 

“With this situation how do you expect a patient to visit here, in fact, they prefer going to private facilities manned by quacks but are very cheap”

 

Expensive Drugs Sold at the Hospital’s Pharmacy 

 

It would be recalled that the state government has taken some steps to ensure that drugs supplied to customers are not only affordable but also ensure that genuine drugs get to the end-users, but the idea has become a nightmare to the people who were foisted to procure drugs at expensive prices.

 

Empty Water Tanks

The situation in Doma General hospital is quite different as it was gathered that the procurement of drugs in Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia’s pharmacy is optional while in Doma General hospital is compulsory for patients, this position compelled patients to patronize not only quacks but illegal facilities manned by Community Health and Environmental Health Workers whose sole responsibility are  to treat malaria, typhoid, and other petty ailments.

 

“Under the DRF you will buy a drug at the rate of N8,900 in the hospital and is compulsory as against the price of the same drug bought at a pharmacy outside the hospital at the rate of N2,200,” a source told UNIVERSAL REPORTERS.

 

“Common PCM which go for N50, outside the hospital is sold for N200, who is deceiving who”

 

 

Manpower In Doma General Hospital

Universalreportersng.com also gathered that the hospital has a total of 2 doctors; the two are resident doctors, while the third doctor is a Youth Corps member serving in the hospital and 24 Nurses.

 

The worst it all is the absence of a scanning machine to conduct a test for expectant mothers who risk their lives to travel all way to Lafia, the state capital for the purpose of scanning.

Another gory information is that it took the intervention of the current Member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Okpede who procured a scanning machine to the tune of N2million in the last three years but the machine was left to waste and just last year it was put into use, this medium gathered that the machine has since broken down for barely 3 months now.

 

The source further blamed the management of the hospital as well for not utilizing the resource accrued to them by developing partners, Performance Based Financing who are on the ground at the hospital.

 

“What happened to the over N600, 000 the hospital got under PBF? That money is okay to address the issue of blackout and water” these people should be held responsible.

 

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ishaku Dauda who was preparing his handing over to the incoming Permanent Secretary referred our reporter to the Chief Medical Director of the Nasarawa State Hospital Management Board, Dr. Dangana for update as the CMD was not on seat as at press time on Monday 12/11/2018 at about 2:15 pm when UNIVERSAL REPORTERS visited the Board as the Secretary to the Medical Director said their visiting days are only on Wednesday.

 

The government of Nasarawa State in a concerted effort to addressing this has installed a 7.5KVA transformer to complement over 5 transformers donated by Hon Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo to Doma town but the situation in the hospital remains the same.

The Area Manager, Lafia District of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company could not be reached for comment over the absence of power supply to Doma.

 

The Public Relation Office of AEDC, Ibrahim Shekarau did not respond to calls by universalreportersng.com over the unaddressed situation.

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