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Two medical doctors appear before tribunal over alleged death of pregnant woman

By News desk

Two doctors with Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, have appeared before Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Tribunal, to answer charges of gross professional negligence.

The doctors , Iyiola Adewale and Adigba Onodjohwoyovwe, were accused of gross professional negligence, which led to the death of a patient in their care.

The prosecuting counsel, Nasiru Aliyu, told the tribunal on Monday in Asaba that the defendants while on duty on March 7, 2017, negligently handled one of their patients, a pregnant woman, Mrs Rita Uchebuego, now late.
According to the prosecutor, they allegedly failed to attend to her as appropriate for the management of her condition.
Aliyu added that the offence is punishable under section 16 of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Chairman of the tribunal, Prof. Abba Hassan, adjourned the case till September 24, for further hearing.

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