When The Care Givers Begin To Die On Duty, What will Happen To Members Of The Public Who Require Their Care?

Shina J. O


A Nurse at the Ahmed Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Zamfara State, Asma’u Lawali Bungudu, has been certified dead after slumping while discharging her duty.

The Nurse was said to hale and hearty when she arrived at the hospital for work early on Wednesday but was confirmed dead a few hours after she resumed duty.

The hospital spokesman, Auwal Usman, confirmed the incident, pointing out that Asma’u was at her duty post and had checked the blood pressure of about 30 patients before she complained about a cardiac issue to a doctor.

The hospital spokesman said that after her complaint, she immediately slumped, and a team of Doctors rushed to save 

The medical doctors tried all they could to save her life but they couldn’t as she died instantly,” he added.

According to Usman, the management team of the hospital led by the Medical Director, Dr Usman Muhammad Shanawa, has handed over the corpse to the relatives of the deceased.

When contacted, a family member of the late Nurse confirmed that Asmau left home hale and hearty on Wednesday morning and went to the hospital where she works as a Nurse without any health complaints.

“She has been buried according to Islamic rites at Malan Abdurrahaman House, Magama Area, Bungudu

The Sudden Death of Nurse
Asma’u Lawali Bungudu which can be suspected to result from exhaustion brings to mind the urgent Need For Nigerian Government to address the worsening Brain Drain that has resulted in the exodus of many health care Professionals abroad for greener pastures, leaving a few to attain to the health care needs of numerous Patients.

This latest death is one of many that has happened in recent times across the Country.

Many Medical experts have reportedly been challenged with Mental health issues and some even resuited to Suicide.

Many Had Reportedly jumped into the Lagoon In Lagos State

The Brain Drain situation has over the years distablized the WHO Patients to Nurse or Doctor ratio as Nurses and Doctors in Nigeria see more Patients than necessary on a daily basis

When The Care Givers Begin To Die On Duty, What will Happen To Members Of The Public Who Require Their Care?…A Question For The Nigeria Government To Answer

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