UBTH Doctor ‘slumps, Dies’ After Performing Four Surgeries ‘Consecutively’

Doctor Okeoghene Edigba, a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has died. According to Dr Etin-osa Imagbenikaro, President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), UBTH Chapter, Edigba collapsed and died after performing four surgeries back to back.

‏Announcing the disaster on Twitter, Imagbenikaro expressed: “We lost Dr. Okeoghene Edigba a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery. He died while on call duty, in the wake of performing 4 medical procedures consecutive. He collapsed in the call room and every attempt at resuscitation failed.”

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