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Overworked UBTH Doc, Oke Edigba Dies After Performing 4 Straight Surgeries In 48Hrs


The Oasis Reporters

November 6, 2018

Dr. Okeoghene Edigba, (left).

A resident medical doctor, Okeoghene Edigba with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, has died. Dr. Edigba
was said to have died after performing four surgeries within 48 hours without rest.

According to reports, he was said to have slumped and later confirmed dead by his colleagues who rushed him to the hospital emergency ward.

Confirming the death, the Chairman, UBTH chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Etinosa Imagbenikaro, said the deceased collapsed and died after performing four straight surgeries.

Imagbenikaro who spoke to journalists said the hospital lost Edigba, a senior registrar in the department of surgery.

He said Edigba died while on call duty, after performing four straight surgeries and collapsed in the call room.

All attempts by The Oasis Reporters to reach the wife of the Delta born doctor’s wife have not been successful as she is said to be in a deep state of shock, mourning her late husband.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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