Police in Bauchi have apprehended a man who has yet to be recognized for stabbing a medical doctor in the state.
According to reports, the man rushed the Misau General Hospital in the state, attacked the hospital’s Principal Medical Officer with an axe over the treatment of his niece who was in labor.
According to Adamu Sambo, chairman of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Sani was hacked by the uncle of a woman who gave birth at the hospital.
“What happened was that a patient came to the facility, I think either referred from a private facility or they came on their own, on an account of prolonged labour. This woman was having her labour for the first time, but they concealed the information that she had convulsed in the facility she was referred from.
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“When she was examined, they realised that her baby’s head was already in the perineum and that she lacked the maternal efforts to push the baby out for delivery. So, they decided to shorten the second stage of labour through the use of assisted vaginal delivery.
“After the delivery of the baby using forceps delivery, the woman had a small tear which was to enable her to deliver the baby. The woman was bleeding from the tear and they took her to the theatre and repaired the tear, but the bleeding persisted. So, they took a decision to explore more to see whether the tear extended upwards into the uterus.
“They did that and realised that the tear did not even extend up to the uterus; they closed the woman and started managing her. But her condition was not good enough; she was bleeding after she had fitted and they realised that she had a condition which is called Eclampsia and one of the complications of that is that the woman will start bleeding from other places,” he added.
According to Sambo, the hospital stabilized the woman and put her on oxygen before referring her to the Federal Medical Centre in Azare, Katagum, where she was undergoing treatment and recovering.
He went on to say that the suspect assaulted the hospital with an axe before being transferred to the FMC and attacked the doctor.