My Son would have been saved, if the Doctor on duty was available- Father of slain youth Corper
The father of Precious Owolabi, the youth corper serving with Channels TV whose life was tragically cut short in the crossfire between Shi’ites and men of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja last Monday July 22nd, has called for a probe of Garki Hospital over the alleged poor handling of his son after he was hit by a stray bullet.
Mr Ayo Owolabi called for the probe when he received the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, in his house in Kaduna state on Sunday July 28th. The bereaved father wondered why the doctor who was supposed to perform a surgery on his son after he was hit by a stray bullet, was nowhere to be found after he was initially stabilised.
“There is nothing anyone can do in a situation like this. One has to take it as one of those challenges of life. I felt pained. The only thing that made me sad outside the event was that, when I learnt about what happened immediately after he was shot.
“He was taken to the first hospital where they said they could not handle his case and was referred to Garki hospital where he was attended to and was stabilised. But the doctor, who was supposed to do surgery on him, was far away. Possibly if he was available, the boy’s life would have been saved and that would have saved us from this agony we found ourselves in for the past one week. I would have loved to find out why the doctor was not around. And what step has the management of that hospital taken on that doctor’s action.
“I saw the boy in a video sitting down, holding his tommy and bleeding. But the doctor to do the surgery was nowhere to be found.” he said