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Little Girl’s Leg amputated due to wrong diagnosis in Kaduna

The unfortunate story as shared online…
Rukayya, a 4
year old girl from Zaria fell sick and was taken to a Hospital in Zaria.
(I am withholding the name of the hospital for some reasons). After
running some preliminary laboratory tests, Rukayya’s parents were told
their daughter was a sickler,that she has malaria.They treated her,and
they left for home.

When Rukayya’s condition didn’t improve, her
parents took her back to the hospital &was admitted immediately. She
was transfused with blood through a vein in her leg, because according
to them, they could not find any in her hands.

After the
transfusion, she was discharged to go home. Later on, the leg became
swollen and Rukkaya had to be taken back to the hospital. Rukkaya’s
parents were told to take her back home, elevate her legs and administer
ice therapy.

When that didn’t work, Rukayya
was taken back to the hospital again where the parents met the hostility
of the staff on duty. But they were eventually attended to; they
examined the affected leg. and when they realized they could not handle
the case anymore, they were referred to ABU Teaching Hospital
Shika-Zaria.

On getting to A.B.U.T.H, Rukkaya was immediately
taken to the emergency room and the doctors after examination told her
parents that Rukayya’s leg needs to be amputated immediately due to the
infection that is spreading in her leg.

Rukayya eventually lost a leg.

Further tests carried out at Shika revealed Rukayya was not even a
sickler,and the peripheral Hospital misdiagnosed her from the start.
GIWAC has filed a petition on behalf of Rukkaya to the Executive
Governor of Kaduna State, Commissioner of police, Speaker state house of
assembly, members representing her constituency (Basawa constituency)
in the state assembly and chairman of her local government (Sabon gari).

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