Coroner Indicts Premier Hospital Doctors For Negligence In Peju Ugboma’s Death

A coroner’s inquest on Thursday indicted doctors of Premier Specialist Medical Centre for negligence in the death of Peju Ugboma the Lagos chef.

Ugboma died on April 23, 2021, after undergoing surgery at the hospital located in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Her family had alleged that she died due to the negligence of health officials at the hospital, where she had undergone surgery for fibroid but later suffered internal bleeding.

During the inquest on Thursday, Mukiala Fadeyi, the magistrate, said the “only logical insight to her death is a result of the combination of lack of due diligence of the doctors.”

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Fadeyi added that the failure of appropriate response and substandard optimal care contributed to her demise.

The magistrate said other factors include the absence of vital medical devices, poor documentation of clinical notes, and failure to promptly involve appropriate surgeons.

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The magistrate recommended that the code of conduct and ethics of medical practitioners be tightly reviewed to severely punish negligent doctors.

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