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Saturday, March 02, 2024

Shocking Story Of How 1st Class Graduate Died Due To Hospital's Alleged Negligence

The family of Rebecca Sekidika, a 24-year-old first-class graduate of Benson Idahosa University, who died on February 2,2024 after a routine checkup at Paragon Clinics and Imaging Diagnostics in Port Harcourt suspects medical negligent after an overdose of spinal anesthesia allegedly led to her untimely death.


Her journey to the untimely grave was painful and brief. The promising beautiful girl was hale and hearty when she walked into the hospital’s theatre for a minor medical procedure but an hour later, she had become lifeless in a pool of blood like a dead cow on the slaughter

Rebecca had advanced her preparations to travel abroad in pursuit of further studies. Her first destination would have been the Brain Station in the UK. She was billed to travel on February 9. Her father had already secured the required visa and paid for her flight and accommodation for a six-month course on Software Engineering.

The plan was that after her six-month course, Rebecca would settle down for her master’s degree and her PhD.
Indeed, she had already parked her belongings to take off for her trip before she decided to know her health status and to have her medical record handy. The UK-bound student was already undergoing online classes before the incident.

The only complaint that moved her to seek a medical inquiry about her health was her delayed menstruation. She had gone for some weeks without observing her menses. Hence she became curious and wanted to know why.

Her curiosity took her to Paragon, a hospital serving as a retainer in Port Harcourt for the LNG where her father works. But that singular decision has become a source of agony and regrets for the Sekidikas.

Sekidika, who could not control his tears, recalled that her daughter had gone to the hospital prior to February 2, ran some medical examinations, including a pregnancy test, which turned out to be negative. He said the hospital advised her to return on the aforementioned date for further examination.
The engineer said: “Prior to February 2nd, my daughter had a brief clinical visit to Paragon Clinics and Imaging located at Number 96 Stadium Road.

“The complaint was that she had not seen her menstruation for a while. So she needed to know why. When she had the clinical visit they subjected her to some tests including pregnancy test which came out to be all negative.

“But they called her again to say she needed to see a specialist for the final examination. The specialist booked an appointment with her to come between 12 and 1pm on the 2nd of February for a simple procedure they called hysteroscopy.

On the fateful day, Sekidika drove her daughter and her mother (his wife) in his car to the hospital to undergo the procedure. They waited for the doctor for more than four hours but to no avail.
Maybe the long wait was a tell-tale sign for the parents to take their daughter home, but the senior Sekidika was no longer within the hospital; he had gone to attend to some issues within the city.

However, when he called at about 3pm to find out from his wife whether the doctor was around, he was told that they were still waiting for the specialist. In fact, the wife told him that his daughter was already online undergoing a virtual class with other students on her laptop.

At 4pm, the father, who felt that they had waited for too long, raced down to the hospital to take them home.

The traumatised Sekidika said: “I took my daughter. She was healthy. She had no medical condition. I took her with the mother to the clinic. When we got there the doctor didn’t show up between 12 and 1pm.

“I decided to leave them there to go and do one or two things and come back to meet them. At about 3pm, I called my wife and she said the doctor was still not around.
“She said my daughter had even started online classes because she went with her laptop. They were doing online classes because the physical classes would start on Monday.
“She was supposed to travel on the 9th for her masters and PhD. Everything had been arranged, including flights.
“At 4pm, I called and they said the doctor was still not around. I decided to be on my way to go and pick them.”

On getting to the hospital, it was already late. The engineer explained that when he got to the hospital, he was told that her daughter walked into the theatre at about 4:30pm.
He said: “But when I got there close to 5pm, they had already taken her to theatre at about 4:30pm. I asked why theatre and they said it was where they had the monitor.
“Since they started around 4:30pm, by 5pm she should have been out, but she was not out. At 5:30pm my wife heard a shout from the theatre: ‘Rebecca, wake up!’ That could be when she passed, I don’t know.

“We saw them running around, going in and, out and they were not telling us anything. They only told us, ‘Everything is okay. Your daughter is fine.’ We didn’t know she had died.

“Around 7pm, the doctors came out and broke the sad news to us: ‘Sorry, we did everything we could, your daughter has passed'”.
Sekidika and the wife died temporarily with the news of their daughter’s passage. While the father was numb, lost in thought and gazed motionlessly, the wife was screaming, crying and throwing herself up and down. Where did they go wrong?

The engineer said: “It was as if I was dreaming. I only asked God to wake me up from this bad dream.
“My wife started shouting and throwing herself up and down. During this period, the doctor, anaesthetist and nurses all disappeared at the third floor, leaving us there with the lifeless body.

“They ran, and where they went to, l didn’t know. In the process of shouting and crying, my wife called her sons and told them what happened to their sister. It was around 10pm.
“When we went into the theatre, we saw blood all over my daughter’s body and on the floor. I was confused.
“I have the gory pictures. I didn’t know why the blood. Nobody explained to me.”

He said: “My colleague came and dragged me down to see the doctor and the anaesthetist, and when we got to them, my colleague asked them what happened. The doctor pointed to the anaesthetist and said he gave her spinal anaesthesia.
“The doctor said 30 minutes after he gave her, she said she wanted to throw up and from there she started throwing up blood. At that point, the doctor said he became confused, he didn’t know what to do.

“They tried to see how they would manage the situation until she lost too much blood and passed.
“When we came out I was still confused. I didn’t know they were going to give my daughter spinal anaesthesia.
“Experts have already analysed the situation. Spinal anaesthetic is only given during a major operation. My immediate elder sister is a consultant physician. Her husband is a surgeon.
“I could easily go to any other hospital and take care of it. But this hospital is a retainer with my company. The company refers us there.

“We go there for clinical visits. But this does not entail any surgery or any form of opening up. That was why we went to this particular retainer qualified by my own company. I didn’t go there on my own”.

Sekidika said he had to reach out to his sister, the consultant physician, and told her how her niece passed at the hospital

He said: “I told my sister that I didn’t understand what they were saying. It was 12 midnight already. My sister came with her husband, went up and saw the niece and started crying. She almost fainted.

“The husband took her to see the doctor and the anaesthetist that did this. The doctor explained a similar thing that 30 minutes into the procedure he noticed that the girl was throwing up blood.

“This means that in the process of using the tube, they ruptured an artery or a vessel. The anaesthetic was killing her and then the rupture. So she bled throughout.

“My sister turned to the anaesthetist and asked, you gave her spinal anaesthetic; what for? She said even D and C and evacuation are done without anaesthetic.”
Sekidika believes that the hospital killed his daughter out of sheer negligence. But the hospital, in the sighted death certificate it issued to the family, wrote that the girl died out of coronary failure due to pulmonary embolism/vascular rupture.

UPDATE-
The Police has reportedly given the family the go ahead to bury their daughter and the father says he will not rest until he gets Justice for the daughter.They still waiting for the autopsy to determine what killed her.

58 comments:

  1. This story is a very devastating one. May God rest your soul, beautiful Rebecca 😭😭😭

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    1. That hospital is 10mins drive from my house. May her soul rest in peace. Na who hospital no ver do something, dey praise them. One almost killed my baby then,till i called my cousine who is a pediatrician in upth, after i explained to her what was wrong g with my son,and that we have been on admission for 3weeks,yet no show. Babe just told us,to pack up and come. What they were treating for weeks,was treated in a day. Since then ,i don't take all these big hospitals serious again. They are just after money.

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    2. This is so heartbreaking. When I read the story earlier,I actually shed tears cos I have been in a similar situation before. Period ceased and I was eventually diagnosed of have PCOS. Was placed on progesterone for a period of time and my period was restored. I wish she had just gone abroad to see the doctor there. Given a choice between being treated here and U.k,I would have waited till I got to the U.K. May her soul rest in peace anday God grant her family the fortitude to beat this irreparable loss.n

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  2. Lord have mercy! That procedure didn't need anaesthetic of any form not to talk of spinal.....

    May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace

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    1. My younger sister did a procedure like that,to correct her flow,but the gynaecologist instead used drugs to correct it.

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  3. Just imagine . Haaaaa. This is so painful.

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  4. Very heartbreaking story. What kind of mistake is this?😌

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  5. Just like that😰, oh God it's only you that knows what actually happened.
    May her soul rest in peace.

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  6. Geez!!!!

    This story is freaking Heart-Wrenching.

    I don’t know this Lady but this broke my heart into a thousand Pieces. 😒😒

    Imagine the pain her immediate Family is passing through.

    What a Painful way to Die!!!

    That Medical Anaesthetist should be dealt with the Medical Council and all her previous works.
    How could she be so careless?

    I hope the Family will not let this off.

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    1. You can't just determine That the medical anesthetist should be dealt with. Nothing in the story really points to the anesthetist doing something wrong. If a vessel was ruptured during insertion of the scope, then it was in the hands of the physician. Even so, iatrogenic injury is a risk in every surgery or procedure.

      Routinely, anesthesia isn't given for a hysteroscopy but depending on patients pain tolerance, even general anesthesia can sometimes be used.

      I'm curious though why they did a hysteroscopy so soon for amenorrhea? Did they do every other less invasive tests before a hysteroscopy was indicated?

      It's really unfortunate, so unfortunate! My condolences to the family.

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    2. I was actually given a spinal block fory hysterescopy. I couldn't feel anything from my waist down but I was very much awake,wat hi g the procedure on the screen. So dad that things went horribly wrong and such a promising life was lost. I can't even imagine the pain her family,especially her mother who was right there in the hospital with her would be going through. May God console them and everyone culpable in her death be brought to book.

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    3. 13:34, the anesthetic didn’t do anything wrong u say? So u didn’t read whr they said he gave her a spinal anesthesia for a vry minor procedure?

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  7. This story is devastating! Jesus! Just like that ?

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  8. What did I just read? Omg Omg 😭😭😭😭. Just like that??

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    1. Like this is super sad 😞. May her rest in peace and God help her family to find Justice and closure. Amen πŸ™

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  9. Ikule abiyemo oh, after reading this I lost my appetite.

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    1. English you cannot type correctly, Yoruba too you cannot type correctly. Nawa

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  10. This is so sad 😒 😭 😒

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  11. The same hospital where the Bolt guy dead of negligence last year, God have mercy.

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    1. This is so sad πŸ’”

      They should shut down the hospital before they kill someone else in the guise of being "qualified".

      Chaii! This is too much to bear πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”

      Rest in peace Rebecca

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    2. Na big man hospital oh.

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    3. Paragon! These people are very funny. Why do they always insist on procedures that would cost more funds for them when it comes to NLNG staff and family? They always opt for the more expensive treatment once they hear NLNG. God comfort the bereaved family.

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  12. The medical doctor did not know what to do and did not have a mentor to call when faced with difficult issues? Sad

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  13. This is so heartbreaking
    It's time this hospitals get punished

    Same Negligence that kill sisi quadri according to news

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  14. This is heart wrenching😭

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  15. God!!! πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

    May her soul rest in peace.

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  16. This story made me so angry. 😑😑😑😑. They killed her.

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  17. OMG OMG OMG Jesus! what kind of story is this Nigeria doctors why kwanu *tears* OMG why are they so fast in doing trial in a healthy human being Jehovah please have mercy and give this family the grace to move on

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  18. This is so sad! A promising future cut short just like that

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  19. Jesus!!! ,
    This is painful, just like that.
    May her soul rest in peace.

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  20. O my God,this is so painful to take in.i pray they get justice.Rip to the beautiful lady.

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  21. Nothing grieves a parent than their child(ren) dying before them. This is so heartbreaking.

    Marigold.

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  22. Sad news,May her soul rest in peace.

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  23. This is heartbreaking πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”
    May her soul rest in peace

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  24. This's a very traumatising incident
    The most complex B

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  25. 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒 this is very sad.

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  26. This is painful,a lady that already has her life planned out,the spiritual controls the physical,the devil has a way of using people to cause havoc and grief to families,may her soul rest in peace.

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    1. You read my mind. They were only actors to what was decided in the spiritual

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  27. Very heart breaking.
    May her soul rest in peace. Amen

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  28. Oh my! This is heart breaking.....so young!

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  29. 😭😭😭😭 this life ehn! Rip Rebecca.

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  30. Chika(hello iya boys)2 March 2024 at 17:03

    Why was she taking to the theatre when the Test says she wasn't pregnant?

    Period can be delayed sometimes nahhh
    Ahhhh
    God ooooo
    Soooooo painful

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  31. My eyes are turning me delayed menses kwanu needs anesthesia,for what na,God why,why,why?chei it's too painful,why didn't she do the procedure abroad,abi dey no dey use delayed menses travel?

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  32. Seems like they were overtreating and over caring. A proper attending physician would not have done all of this for someone this age who missed one period. The move and going into a new program in a different country was a stressful situation. Stress can stop menstruation. It appeared to have been only one period missed and they did initial tests which all came back negative, this procedure was not necessary because she had not missed enough periods, was having any discharge or experiencing any pain. It feels like it was a money grab to bill someone for the procedure and she lost her life along the way. She should have been sent home and not tinkered with like a lab rat. How does one missed period requires a procedure. Mtssccchhhwww

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    1. Exactly!!!!! For a young lady at that, they could have employed watchful waiting for a few months before swinging into this overkill for goodness sake!.
      God abeg, I don't even want to think of what the poor parent and family members are going through oo, so much 'had I known' be flying around.

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    2. Imagine subjecting your own patient to general anesthetic and an invasive procedure just to cash out.

      If the Nigerian medical and dental council and the NMA still exists apart from in name only, this case will help us find out.

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  33. Chai, see how they wasted a bright future with medical negligence.....may her soul rest in peace. May God console her family she left behind most especially her parent.

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  34. This is heartbreaking. That was how they killed my father and made me fatherless, God!

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  35. Too many bad News today, I am too weak to type. May God come through for her family?

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  36. The pain her family is going through at the moment is unexplainable. May the Lord console her family and grant her rest πŸ™

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  37. God please comfort this family especially her parents.

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  38. Bad government results in japa that will affect us all one way directly or indirectly. I hope the father didn’t vote APC. In such case it will be karma. Only quacks who graduated at the bottom of the class are left in Nigeria. Write your will before going to any hospital. If it is anything surgical, RIP in advance.

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  39. So sad ... May her beautiful soula find rest.

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