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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

#Justiceforchisom: Family demands justice after young pregnant woman dies under questionable circumstances at Lagos hospital

The family of late Chisom Jane Anekwe (nee Okereke) and LEAP Africa Alumni are demanding for justice following her painful death at the Magodo Specialist Hospital. 

The young mother of two daughters died on April 30th, 2017, while giving birth to her third child, a boy after a prolonged labour.  Sadly, the baby also died. According to her family members and friends, Chisom was abandoned and left unattended to deal with labour pains and other pregnancy complications.
Read the full story as told by Ahmed Alaga, a member of LEAP Africa. Meanwhile, she will be laid to rest in Awka, Anambra State today, May 16.

"Today we (LEAP Africa Alumni) bury one of our finest member and we can't help but to push out the story of how she died so individuals, families, and our society at large will perhaps take nothing for granted when it comes to women giving birth. Life is sacred and those who treat it with recklessness should be called to order.

So, this is Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), a young, vivacious, graceful, kind-hearted and intelligent woman who had devoted her life to helping indigent kids and giving their lives a meaning. She’s an alumna of LEAP Africa.
Two weeks ago, precisely April 30th 2017, Chisom died under questionable circumstances at Magodo Specialist Hospital in Lagos while trying to birth her third offspring. We believe strongly that the authorities need to ensure that lives are taken sacred in hospitals like Magodo Specialist Hospital where such avoidable deaths are recorded.

Chisom was admitted in the hospital four days before she got into labour. She already had two daughters birthed in the same hospital and was there to birth her third child, a son. While at the hospital, no one attended to her when she needed help to be delivered of the long awaited baby. She was left for hours in labour. This happened until her husband created a scene, which eventually caused the doctors to go to her ward and on inspection they found out that the baby had struggled and died.
The husband at this point requested for a CS which he paid for and even signed the consent form presented by the hospital. He was then tricked out of the room to go prepare for blood transfusion and on getting back, he found out that the doctors had induced the wife and delivered the dead baby without operation not minding that the CS procedure had been paid for. This was without his consent.
During the process of delivering the baby, the placenta got ruptured and the doctors left her like that, no further attendance still. Shortly after, the husband noticed she was swelling up in her stomach area and called the attention of the doctors who said they were getting ready for a surgery, a preparation that took longer than usual.
After waiting in vain for the surgical team, the frustrated husband went furiously to the reception to demand why they were wasting time only to discover the doctor had sneaked out of the hospital under funny pretences. At this point he got other hospital staff to wheel her out of the hospital and in that process Chisom died!
This is the story of most young women who die while giving birth as a result of the callousness, ignorance and carelessness of inexperienced doctors. In this era, we shouldn't be talking about Child and Maternal Mortality especially when it can be avoided. This could have been avoided but it wasn't and now Chisom Jane Anekwe is a victim and has been added to the statistics.

We demand;
1. That Magodo Specialist Hospital, Shangisha, Lagos, be investigated for their actions and the subsequent death of Chisom.
2. That both the Nigerian Medical Association NMA and the Medical and Dentist Council of Nigeria, MDCN ensure that supposed Specialist Hospitals who claim to have a resident Gynecologist are verified.
3. That there be justice for Chisom!
Goodnight my friend.
Her friends are demanding for an investigation into the Chisom's death. See what some of her friends wrote on Facebook, below...





52 comments:

Chinazorm Jennifer said...

Wow such a cuttie

Anonymous said...

Magodo Specialist Hospital are very unprofessional. My experience with them haven't been the best but I keep going becos it's close to me and my NHI primary care provider. I am not surprised at this story.

Dr Isaac said...

As a medical doctor and an obstetrician, I am saddened when a woman dies especially from questionable circumstances. I hope a detailed and unbiased investigation is done: Women should not lose their lives in trying to give life to others.
#RIPCHISOM

Anonymous said...

Tears came fast. Oh God please
Deliver your people from quacks and evil men masquerading as doctors and nurses. May god comfort her husband and the two daughters she left behind. So sad

Oladiti Opeyemi said...

Same thing happened to a friend of mine Tosin a.k.a Drizzy Armani when he has an accident in Abuja they rush him to Uniabuja specialist hospital gwagwalada but unfortunately the doctor didn't attend to him, they told us they are on strike no first aid 🏥 nothing,nothing before we could rush him to another hospital he has passed on, he supposed to be mobilise to N.Y.S.C this year cos we both graduated 🎓 last year of august but his mobilizing in heaven now due to carelessness of doctors.

Bree said...

Such a beautiful lady...Rip

Chinyere Okereke said...

It's so unfortunate. Life is precious and should not be toyed with.

Gerald Nwokoro said...

May her gentle soul rest peacefully in the Bossom of God Almighty.

Samuel Orisakwe said...

This is de kind of cases we should be looking into no be I beat my wife my wife beat me with out trying to address de reasons for this beating so we can move ahead pls

Pretty woman friend said...

Wt ds explanation, it shows dt, ds hospital is nt qualified

chinyere Eze said...

God please accept the soul of this young woman and grant her family the fortitude to bear the loss

Diana Lawrence said...

Magodo Specialist Hospital are really lacking behind. I had a nasty experience with them when my husband had accident. i left there not just in anger but rage after telling the dumb ass guy who called himself a doctor the piece of my mind. I was glad i took my husband out of them.

Chris Ezeokoye said...

Chisom no doubt was one of the finest and most promising young chap back in FGC Nise, so sad this happened! I weep everyday seeing her smiles on my Social Media walls. It's painful, and proper investigations should be done to identify every form of negligence!
So sad indeed!
May her gentle soul rest in peace!

IVORY CHI said...

This is terrible. May her soul rest in peace.

Do you know that in England, where the NHS is funded by taxpayers (creating a free health service for all) with all its flaws, at NO POINT DURING ADVANCED LABOUR is the mother to be left unattended by a midwife who frequently reports to the doctors on duty.

My friend had three different midwifes, just because of the amount of time labour took > Before they handed over, the midwife informed in detail the situation and progress, and notes were taken.

Heart beat, and other vitals were frequently monitored to ensure that both mother and baby were ok. Eventually she had to have an emergency CS.

The point is, that Chisom should not have passed away. There is nobody that did any juju, this is just the foolishness / backwardness and poor practices of the hospital.

How can a woman in advance labour be left unattended to ?

How can her vitals be left without being routinely checked?

Every single Labour and woman is different, it is these checks that help determine what the issue is or what needs to be done next.


So these two girls will grow up without a mother? The husband has lost his wife. The mother has lost her daughter... OVER THE NEGLIGENCE OF A HOSPITAL.

May GOD COMFORT THE FAMILY,

Agbomen said...

OMG!!! Such a lovely woman. Another beautiful life cut short in her prime. And what is the budget for the health sector in the 2017 budget again...???. So many innocent people dying daily in our hospitals. They abandoned her. Our govt hospitals are all messed up. The docs are disgruntled and dissatisfied, the nurses are horribly hostile, no equipments. Just like everything else in Nigeria it's moni, moni, moni. Rest your beautiful soul, Chisom. May God grant you eternal rest. My heart bleeds!

Agbomen said...

#Justice4chisom #fight4ourdaughers #helpsavethe nextvictim

Chop Chop said...

So sad. May their souls R I P.

yetty k said...

honestly i dnt blame women who travel abroad to birth ther babies.it is well.so sad.may she rest in peace

yetty k said...

honestly i dnt blame women who travel abroad to birth ther babies.it is well.so sad.may she rest in peace

Onah Caleb said...

My mother almost became a victim, but for God she's save but lost the strangled baby.

Anonymous said...

Mr.Samuel Orisakwe....so speechless at your level of intelligence even at your age. so wife battering and abuse is not a worthy case to pursue???? i see you are among those that beat women. may God help you sir!

Nkiruka Nnadozie said...

Yes, i gree that the hospital and it's doctors be investigated. Alot of young owmen have died this year through child birth complications.

Kiama Ibe said...

Nawa oooo. RIP

Anonymous said...

That was how one girl died in d hospital under questionable circumstances after going for appendix operation, she was a housegirl to a family but she was learning hairdressing from a shop in magodo...her dead body was locked inside a room for a long time.....that hospital should be investigated

Anonymous said...

Am really heartbroken of this young woman path to death. I know her could have been easily avoided. But let's be realistic about s Naija situation, this hospital, the doctors and d while nursing staff involved in this situation will go scotch free after all this noise.
Rip to her!

Anonymous said...

The hospital should be shut and the doctor investigated,if cupable he shd go to jail for murder. Simple.

Anonymous said...

If a law should be passed that all our leaders MUST be treated in Nigeria, Our hospitals would definitely compete with others in the world. Our president went outside for treatment simply because he doesn't want to die. If the root cause of the problem is not solved, am sorry to say people will continue to die without explanation in our Nigerian hospitals.. May God comfort the family of the deceased.

Anonymous said...

If a law should be passed that all our leaders MUST be treated in Nigeria, Our hospitals would definitely compete with others in the world. Our president went outside for treatment simply because he doesn't want to die. If the root cause of the problem is not solved, am sorry to say people will continue to die without explanation in our Nigerian hospitals.. May God comfort the family of the deceased.

Hrm paul said...

From the story she gave birth twice in dat hospital its a pity the hospital screwed everything up.The baby died in the womb The next step I'd caesarian no time to waste.They burgled everything they must pay.zI don't trust private hospital when it comes to delivery government hospitals still remain the best with seasoned matrons that can confidently carry out delivery. Rip to the lady

Anonymous said...

This happened to my sister security. The wife was in labour for a week and she was kept in a midwife house we didn't know until we went to the village. Took her to Owerri hospital because the baby was transverse and the si called midwife kept her in her house and was forcing her to push when the baby was blocking the bladder. By the time we got to the hospital she was in distress. They told us to bring 30k deposit but the husband doesn't have that amount I have abt 15k I gave them they refused and sent us out until I had to go look for ATM that night to get 30k the requested. They didn't operate immediately until around 4am and the child died in the womb and was smelling. The gateman was naive and the wife. Had it been we didn't go to village she would be died.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

So ur mother is still having babies @onah caleb

Ushie Blessing said...

What kind of hospital is that they should put an end to hospital for good, rip dear

DFC anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Is this not why the likes of Buhari travel far for treatment? I wish they could experience this once so all these medical practitioners would sit up and take lives seriously.

Anonymous said...

Is this not why the likes of Buhari travel far for treatment? I wish they could experience this once so all these medical practitioners would sit up and take lives seriously.

Ade Olasengbe said...

so sad......may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I'm so heart broken!!! Rest in peace Chisom. I remember always admiring you and your daughters in church. Waiting to hear of d birth on another child only to see this here. We must fight so they justice can be done.

Anonymous said...

I know that hospital!!! They have terrible staff and terrible service. Very unprofessional set of people.

Anonymous said...

I know that hospital!!! They have terrible staff and terrible service. Very unprofessional set of people.

Anonymous said...

May her gentle soul rest in peace. and may the love of God continue to be with her children. My prayer is that Justice should prevail in this case. This saddens me, knowing the pains of labour and motherhood.. only God know what this poor lady went through. Rest on dear!

Anonymous said...

Rip chisom. God pls help ur pple

Anonymous said...

RIP Chisom

jennifer uche said...

Ur stupidity knows no bounds,trying to digress n all.u r obviously a wife/girlfriend beater

Anonymous said...

May Her Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.. I'm sorry to say this Nigeria is a country where human life is not valued and any country that does not value human life is not worthy to be called a country

Mrs CJ said...

I tire ooo

Mrs CJ said...

Don't mind him
See his big head.

Anonymous said...

An obstetrician daughter died in the hands of quacks during an obstetrics case.what a life.she had an hospital named for her in Awka.Chisom hospital Awka.RIP dear.

empress luchy said...

What's to be expected wen results are sold to d highest bidder n universities yearly produce half baked graduates?
There are so many unqualified doctors parading themselves in so many private hospitals

RIP Chisom

Uchechi Ndunaka said...

RIP dearie...

Salome Erekaha said...

This is disheartening, we should let justice prevail. I join to fight this just cause.

Salome Erekaha said...

This is disheartening, we should let justice prevail. I join to fight this just cause.

Uwaechia Anthony O. Junior said...

Chisom, a very kind hearted girl.intelligent and very promising. She loved kids and she died trying giving life to one. I cry everyday I see ur face on my fone cos I will forever miss our childhood friendship from nursery school infant Jesus Awka, Anambra till ur demise. RIP my dear. May God grant ur family fortitude to bear the loss

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