9 Apr 2020

Pregnant Woman losses life due to negligence of Doctor - at Kanayo Specialist Hospital Onitsha Anambra State

It was a case of an awful comic adventure in the early hours of the day at Kanayo Specialist Hospital Onitsha Anambra State on March 9 2020.

At the hospital, the hands they could get unprofessionally resulted in the loss of a beautiful woman, wife, mother, sister and invaluable colleague.

Her name was Mrs Nneka Obidinnu (Nee Ezike-Nwarie)

A staff of Fidelity Bank PLC from Azia Town in Ihiala LGA. Anambra State

The hospital is the Bank's staff hospital.

It was an uncomplicated pregnancy that she carried to term. She has previously had 3 Children successfully through normal delivery in another specialist hospital.

She has been attending ante natal services there and was not a candidate of emergency management.

On the day of delivery, she was mismanaged by the medical personnel which resulted in the need for an Emergency Ceasarean Section.

Unfortunately, no qualified doctor was present. Even, their theatre is not equipped with the appropriate medical equipment and personnel to manage emergency situations.

The Medical Officer that carried out the CS operation was utterly unqualified to engage in such escapade.

This resulted in the loss of the baby as well as the beloved mother.

The family wept.

The family wept bitterly that it sought Justice from the Good Lord God.

Currently, the State Ministry of Health and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) investigated the incidence and Kanayo Specialist Hospital was indicted for unwholesome and unscrupulous practice. These health regulatory bodies swung into action by sealing down the hospital till further notice.

It is well.

COVID-19: FG will provide insurance cover for health workers – Finance minister

The Federal Government has said it would provide insurance cover for all the frontline health workers battling to keep Nigerians safe from the coronavirus pandemic

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said this in Abuja.

The minister said that adequate insurance, compensation, and support would be provided to frontline health workers during and in the aftermath of the COVID 19 pandemic.

She said it had become compelling to offer the needed support through an adequate insurance policy.

The PUNCH reports that some of the hazards suffered by the frontline health workers are pathogen exposure, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence.

Ahmed while commending the sacrifice of the workers said the government would be engaging the insurance industry to come up with a package that would take care of their health risks.

She said, “The government would be engaging with the insurance industry to package special health care insurance, which is life insurance for healthcare workers.

“The government is taking steps to activate, release and enhance the hazard allowances provided in the remuneration structure of the Federal health sector workers.

“The Federal Government recognises the patriotism and sacrifice of our frontline healthcare workers, whose critical roles in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic place their health and lives at risk.”

According to the World Health Organisation, employers and managers in health facilities assume overall responsibility to ensure that all necessary preventive and protective measures are taken to minimise occupational hazards on healthcare workers during a pandemic.

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus hitting the working class much harder than the wealthy

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has hit working-class Americans much harder than their wealthier peers, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll.
Twenty percent of Americans who were employed two months ago now say they have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus — a number that has doubled over the past two weeks. But those earning less than $50,000 a year were three times more likely to be out of work than those making six-figure salaries. Thirty-seven percent of the under-$50,000 group say their wages have been cut, compared with 24 percent of those earning more than $100,000.  And members of the less affluent group were twice as likely to say they might lose their jobs in the next month.
These income disparities also affect where people are working — and by extension, their risk of contracting the coronavirus while on the job. The survey found that 66 percent of Americans earning more than $100,000 are now working from home, compared with just 18 percent of those with incomes under $50,000. Of those working on-site, a full 58 percent say they are either “very” or “somewhat” worried about getting infected. Only 43 percent of employed workers — and 31 percent of those earning less than $50,000 — say they have paid sick leave. 

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