Thursday, July 19, 2012

MY OKADA STORY - A DOCTOR'S POINT OF VIEW.

Guest Post by Dr. Busuyi.

EDITORS NOTE: Due to a certain state government's recent "ban" on commercial motorcycles popularly call "okada" I felt I should once again bring up this post for you to air your views.



"I don't want to die!"

"I don't want to die, please help me!" "Please save my life!" He pleaded passionately.

He was brought by good Samaritans in the early hours of a calm day.

Looking at him he looked moribund. His life seeping away.


He was a young man in his early 20s; unkempt and in a lot of pain; dirty, with a foul stench emanating from his body.
Oh that smell!

He was also penniless.

He was in a pool of his own blood with multiple deep lacerations on the chest and the abdomen.

There was nothing left to the imagination,he was a living study in human anatomy - his stomach and intestines
were out of his body,
clearly exposed for all to see.

He was a local commercial motorcyclist who, as is common to many of them, was riding at break-neck speed when he suddenly had to apply his brakes.

He was immediately launched like a rocket off the motorcycle and landed on the metal wires used in demarcating the dual carriage way on a popular street in the city's Metropolis. The wires tore into him like a prize turkey.



Of course he had no protective gear on.

It was a gory sight. A scene straight from the horror movies; blood here, blood there and blood everywhere. One of the ones you know that just can't survive.

We rushed him to the theatre, his life hanging by a thread, in a pool of his own blood, no time to ask un-necessary questions like who would foot his bill.

It was a gruelling surgery, but survive he did. He was lucky all the necessary manpower and equipment were available.

The lacerations were all sutured; The stomach and intestines were returned into the abdomen.

Luckily for him, his spleen and abdominal aorta were spared. If not, he would have been dead in minutes.

He recovered.

I felt proud to be a doctor, a life saver used by God. It was one of the most memorable days of my career.

But there was one small problem - who would pay the bills?



Image1

Image2


Follow Dr Busuyi on twitter @drbusuyi

33 comments:

  1. Glad to hear he was saved.

    Who would pay the bill in a case like this?

    Anna :o]

    ReplyDelete
  2. Difficult question Anna, especially as the NHS is still in the embryo stages in this part of the world. Good Samaritans may choose to pay, or the patient may in some way have a payment bond with the hospital. Otherwise, it may just be regarded as PRO BONO by the hospital.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank God for the man's life and that payment of the bills was secondary in this instance. Hopefully he has learnt a lesson and will drive safely and get himself protective gear and does not think himself as having nine lives like they say of a cat.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Of course it was pro bono at the end of the day! Life is far more important than money.

    ReplyDelete
  5. If all doctors about life before money, many lives would be saved daily. Thanx for savin a life Doc

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like this, and it's renewing to know that doctors like that still exist, 'cos in this side the medics I've met in the General hospital are worse than Boko Haram.

    ReplyDelete
  7. soma generic buy soma rush - soma 1984

    ReplyDelete
  8. viagra online without prescription buy viagra and cialis online - viagra dosage levels

    ReplyDelete
  9. buy tramadol online tramadol 50mg online - buy tramadol online overnight cod

    ReplyDelete
  10. buy soma generic soma for sale - where to order soma

    ReplyDelete
  11. soma muscle relaxant buy soma watson brand online - jogo de soma online

    ReplyDelete
  12. soma sale soma muscle relaxer directions - soma muscle relaxer drug interactions

    ReplyDelete
  13. buy soma legend soma online - soma lingerie

    ReplyDelete
  14. buy soma online do soma pills expire - soma san diego vampire weekend

    ReplyDelete
  15. generic soma online soma drug pill - cheap soma no rx

    ReplyDelete
  16. soma cheap generic name soma muscle relaxer - soma san diego california

    ReplyDelete
  17. buy soma soma discount code 2010 - soma online consultation

    ReplyDelete
  18. cheap soma online online somali translator - buy soma online with a mastercard

    ReplyDelete
  19. generic soma soma drug test will show - soma bras cheap

    ReplyDelete
  20. soma sale buy online soma no prescription - soma online in texas

    ReplyDelete
  21. buy cialis online cialis 30 day cost - viagra cialis price comparison

    ReplyDelete
  22. generic soma soma de horas online - soma muscle relaxer usa

    ReplyDelete
  23. buy tramadol online no prescription overnight tramadol overdose signs - buy tramadol online for dogs

    ReplyDelete
  24. generic cialis cialis 20mg online - cialis quiz

    ReplyDelete
  25. buy cialis generic cialis us suppliers - cialis online australia

    ReplyDelete
  26. buy tramadol online order tramadol no prescription cheap - tramadol hcl 50 mg images

    ReplyDelete
  27. buy cialis online cialis 20 mg coupon - cialis daily use effective

    ReplyDelete
  28. buying xanax xanax green bars - buy xanax online from india

    ReplyDelete
  29. carisoprodol 350 mg carisoprodol pharmacology - carisoprodol online no prescription

    ReplyDelete
  30. xanax generic xanax side effects quitting - xanax dosage for adults

    ReplyDelete
  31. buy carisoprodol soma carisoprodol classification - carisoprodol high

    ReplyDelete
  32. buy tramadol cloridrato de tramadol 100mg/2ml - tramadol dosage directions

    ReplyDelete
  33. Youг article offегs verifieԁ necessary to us.
    It’s very informative and уоu're simply obviously quite educated in this region. You have opened up my eye to various opinion of this particular topic together with interesting and reliable articles.

    Check out my web site - tramadol online

    ReplyDelete

Please Drop a Comment.

DAY 2: How Will I know I have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Why all this fuss about PID? What is the big deal about it? It is important because it can lead to infertility or damage to a woman'...