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The man identified as one Isa Hamma of Chaffa Jaule village in Fufore Loal Government area of Adamawa State presented himself at the Jimeta Clinic and Maternity for an ailment .
And after diagnosing him, doctors issued him with drugs and he was discharged, but he was told to return after three days for follow up.
Speaking on the matter, the elder brother of the victim, Mallam Umaru Isa Yahaya, said when they came back for the follow up on the appointed date, the doctor handling the case at the clinic, Dr. Yakubu Hassan, after clinic observation told them that the ailment requires surgical operation if they can afford to pay N50,000.
Yahaya said they raised the money and the surgery was carried out.
However, according to The Eagle Online, after the surgery, the victim could not urinate, resulting in the swelling of his body.
“On seeing the condition of the patient he (Doctor) referred us to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe because he said the case is beyond his limit,” he said
Yahaya added that at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, the medical personnel said “kidneys of the victim was removed after he underwent surgical nephrectomy at the Jimeta Clinic and can only survive if another kidney was planted on him or depend on hemodialysis, and referred them to Federal Medical Centre Yola on account of its proximity”.
He stated that they now spend not less than N40,000 weekly for the dialysis at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
He solicited for assistance from well spirited individuals to enable the patient continue surviving on dialysis.
Contacted on the issue, Hassan confirmed that the said patient was operated on for an ailment that has nothing to do with kidneys.
He said based on the nature of the case, he referred them to a Consultant at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe.
Hassan said: “I did not carry out surgical nephrectomy because I was not qualified to do that and I have never carried out such nature of the operation.”
However, the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe in a letter with reference no: FTHG/MED/DP/216, dated August 2, 2016 and signed by Dr. Abubakar M.S., sent to the Consultant Nephrologist, Federal Medical Centre, Yola, stated: “That the above named presented to our facility a week ago with 19 days history of Anuria following a surgical nephrectomy at Jimeta Clinic Yola on 8th July 2016, when he presented with abdominal pain and horse shoe shaped kidney which has rendered the patient with no kidneys and now dependent on heamodialysis for survival.”
The letter urged the “Adamawa State Commissioner, Ministry of Health, through the Director Medical services that in view of this gross malpractice/misconduct for investigation and disciplinary action.”