The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has been thrown into mourning, following the death of one of the senior surgeons, and Registrar, Dr. Okeoghene Edigba.
A preliminary medical examination indicated that Edigba, a Senior Registrar in the Department of Surgery of the Hospital, was alleged to have died as a result of exhaustion.
He was said to have collapsed in the call room after performing four surgical operations back-to-back.
It was said that every attempt at resuscitating him proved abortive.
Dr. Etinosa Imagbenikaro, who works at UBTH, announced the tragedy on his Tweeter page.
He said, Dr. Edigba collapsed and died after performing four surgeries back to back.
“Dr. Okeoghene Edigba, a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), has died,” he said.
According to Imagbenikaro, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), UBTH Chapter, Edigba collapsed and died after performing four surgeries back to back.
Imagbenikaro wrote: “We lost Dr. Okeoghene Edigba a senior registrar in the department of surgery. He died while on call duty, after performing 4 surgeries back to back. He collapsed in the call room and every attempt at resuscitation proved abortive”.
Spokesman of UBTH, Mr. Joshua Uwaila, confirmed the incident.
Uwaila declined giving further details in connection with the tragedy, but said the doctor passed on last week Thursday.
Edigba’s death has left Facebook buzzing.