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PARALYSIS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN

In a space of a few weeks, she lost her legs, her bladder and her bowel. It started like a joke but at the end it was not funny. A young 40 year old married woman with a young child could not walk anymore and had to be turned in bed by her husband. She could not control her urine and was passing stool without realising it.

General interest Medical

‘What’s a life worth in Nigeria?’

Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSED, MSc Somewhere in Nigeria. A trailer fell on a woman. It crushed her legs. She was still alive. But in severe pains and begging. Begging for help. For someone to save her! There on the scene. Men and women. Including law enforcement. Walking around her. Taking photographs and video. […]

Medical

‘Go away, we have no beds!

Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSED, MSc Many patients and their relatives are frequently tuned away from public hospitals because of the lack of bed space for admission. Many emergency cases are turned away from the emergency rooms and left to wander, travelling from one hospital to another. Sadly, since the patient has not been […]

General interest Medical Spinal cord injury

DOCTOR: Where is my cut?

Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEd, MSc It is with regret that I announce that I have joined the bandwagon of people and businesses that give kick-backs, rebate, bribes or whatever you want to call it. For many years, I resisted the pressure, the push back and the force of the corrupt practitioner asking for rebate […]

Lifestyle Medical Satire Spinal cord injury

IDEAS FOR IMPROVING HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Article by Dr. Samuel Osaghae, Consultant Urological Surgeon with the University of Benin, School of Medicine and Teaching Hospital, and Dr Biodun Ogungbo, Consultant Neurological Surgeon, Brain and Spine Surgery Consortium, Abuja There are two great ideas for improving access to healthcare. One idea is to offer free consultation to indigent patients. The other idea […]

Lifestyle Medical Satire Spinal cord injury

Patient Centered Care: When the patient is king!

We will be talking about patient centered care. This means making the patient the most important person and the major focus within the hospital health facility. The care is focused on ensuring the patient has a wonderful time through their hospital journey and hopefully therefore a good outcome. Remove stress and reduce morbidity while improving […]

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