UBTH Surgeon Dies After Performing Four Straight Surgeries


Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

A resident medical doctor with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, has reportedly dead.

The medical doctor identified as Dr. Okeoghene Edigba, was said to have died after performing four surgeries.

According to THISDAY’s investigations, he was said to have slumped and later confirmed dead by his colleagues who rushed him to the hospital emergency ward.

Confirming the death, the Chairman, UBTH chapter of Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Etinosa Imagbenikaro, said the deceased collapsed and died after performing four straight surgeries.

Imagbenikaro who spoke to THISDAY on phone said the hospital lost Idigba, a senior registrar in the department of surgery.

He said Idigba died while on call duty, after performing four straight surgeries and collapsed in the call room.