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Saturday, May 09, 2020

Adventures Of Oko Ashawo The Uber Driver - 22

Oko Ashawo don land with story story..............








A few days ago, a phone call woke me up around 1am. It was my neighbour who needed to quickly get his pregnant wife to the hospital. It was her first pregnancy and according to him,labour came 3 weeks earlier than expected.

The gate to the exit of the street was locked and the security guards were nowhere to be found. I continued honking while my neighbour hit the gate with objects, which drew the attention of some of the residents who came out to know what was going on.

At the sight of the pregnant woman in pains, one of the residents suggested that we break the padlock of the gate. In the process, one of the security guards came with the claim that they went on patrol. He reeked of alcohol and cigarette, looking like someone who just woke up.

I drove as fast as I could to the hospital and we met a few check points along the way because of the lockdown. The pregnant woman was in so much pain while the husband kept comforting her by rubbing her back.

When we arrived at the hospital, it took a while also before the gate was opened as it seemed the staffs were asleep. We got one of the nurses to assist us as the pregnant woman was led straight to the labour room, while the doctor was called.

I had to stay in the hospital with my neighbour in case we needed to do any running around as we waited for the doctor. Fortunately, his wife gave birth to a bouncing baby boy about 15 minutes of our arriving at the hospital while the doctor strolled in casually after about an hour, asking for the woman in labour.

Imagine!

I wonder why we have multiple gates locked up overnight in residential areas. What happens at night in case of emergencies like the one I just narrated? Even the hospital didn’t seem prepared for emergencies...

 Hmmmm. I am really grateful to God nothing went wrong.

38 comments:

  1. I have had a similar experience too. There was an emergency that required rushing someone to the hospital late at night but the exit gates were locked. It took a while before we could find the security guys.

    The insecurity in Naija is something else. It's as if we are all caged

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  2. Wooow
    Thank God nothing went wrong, thank God for her safe delivery and your help as well.
    I think the reasons for this is due to insecurity in the state πŸ€”
    Whoever is in charge of security needs to do better , orient the securities on alertness.
    An Emergency could occur at any given time ,if they've to be on patrol there must be at least one person at the gate .

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  3. Staff*
    Nothing like staffs, the plural is same thing as singular
    Meanwhile oko asawo, I didn't see your column on Tuesday

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  4. Thank God she birthed safely.
    You did great Oko Ashewo.

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  5. This is what happened with my second delivery. We got to the hospital, they refused to open the gate. It was about 11:30pm. Apparently, they had been experiencing some robbery attacks in the area. My mum was the one driving. She had to start banging the gate, shouting, crying, begging before one male nurse came out with a torch light he flashed at me to confirm I was indeed in labour. Chai. I gave birth about 7mins after I arrived. The babe just came out after the third push. Doctor never came till the next day. The stitching from the 'senior nurse' tore during the first sex 2 months later. πŸ™„πŸ€•

    We joke with lives too much in this country and every negative thing has a boomerang effect.

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    1. Gosh!!!!
      Well thank God for everything.

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    2. Chai..... E remain small make you born inside car. 7 minutes fa

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  6. The fear of thieves has kept us locked in. There are so many gates that are locked from certain times of the day. Some streets are even locked up. Na security issues dey cause all these things. Na wah

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  7. I will never live in Nigeria again. The madness is on all levels. From government to church to the common man.

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  8. I'm just imagining that she have birth in the car. Na wetin we go call that baby? πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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  9. Thank God for safe delivery.

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  10. Thank God nothing went wrong

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  11. Thank God for the safe delivery πŸ€—

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  12. You are asking "imagine?" That the doctor came late?
    How about if his own street gates were locked too?
    Or you think the doctors have wings? Nigerians have a way
    of criticizing everything without thinking first.
    God bless the diligent medical personnel who will leave their
    sleep and their house to attend to emergencies at odd hours of
    the nights.

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    1. Abeg as a hospital,are they not supposed to have a doctor or doctors on standby? I have had cause to go to the hospital by 3am in ph,and my hospital had doctors on duty that night. Even once was admitted and had an emergency there in the hospital, the doctor came immediately he was buzzed.

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    2. Defense attorney calm down, there's something called night shift. so there should have been a doctor there that night. And you are sounding like its not part of the job. They signed up for it. God bless dedicated workers. Amennn

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    3. Na wah for you o. There's no excuse for not being at your duty post. That's why there's incompetence everywhere in Naija

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    4. Anonymous beings,
      Check my comment below @14:23 and understand where I am coming from.
      If the hospital does not have a sleep in room for them. it takes a godly person to
      attend to night calls.

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    5. A doctor on night duty is absent because there is no sleep room? I am sure you are one of the half naked entitled doctors that have killed so many people due to incompetence.

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    6. *half baked

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  13. Thank God for safe delivery

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  14. African Queen9 May 2020 at 13:46

    Thank God.

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  15. This reminds me of a woman who gave birth in a taxi some years ago. Kudos to pregnant women. It's not easy

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  16. The gates are for security because armed robbers don't warn before the come,it is only God that helps in times of emergency.congratulations to the woman and her baby

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  17. The gates are locked for security reasons. The guards were supposed to be alert but you can't blame them, I'm not sure they've had reasons to open the gate at that time for anyone. Thank God mother and child made it.

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  18. A lady doctor who is a family friend sleeps in her car parked in the hospital premises
    to be able to attend to emergencies. The teaching hospital where she worked did not have
    emergency sleep in rooms for them. She exposed herself to this risk because she is a Christian.
    A lot of the doctors who care less about God, do not even show up for emergency calls.
    It is not as if the monies to equip the hospitals and build infrastructure aren't there. But
    Nigerians being whom they are.

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    1. Awwwww... No be small thing. But I thought she's supposed to be on call? Oh well, I guess it's not all the time they are busy. Body no be firewood

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    2. You are trying to justify rubbish. If she is on night duty, it means she had the day off to sleep. Nigerians and excuses for incompetence. Dedicayed nurses and doctors will take short naps on their examination bed or even at their desk. Not go home and abandin their duty or camp out in a car. The car must have a water bed...

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  19. In Nigeria and possibly Africa, we live surrounded by high fences, gates and burglary-proof windows. but you can't really blame us. It's a need considering the environment and system we find ourselves in. When l travelled to the UK, all these were non-existent yet reports of home invasion are not so rampant. Thank God for the safety of mother and child. It's well. My 2 cents...

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  20. Thank God and congrats to the family

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  21. The security people in my area. After they ring the first bell by 12am you won't see them again. They have a hiding place to sleep till around 3am. I thank God for safe delivery.

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  22. Glory to God, and congratulations to your neighbour.

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  23. Thank God for safe delivery.

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