Doctor mistakenly removes Fulani herdsman’s kidney instead of tumor


The Governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow has personally intervened in a situation where a doctor in a private clinic in Yola, conducted a surgery on Hamman.

According to reports, A doctor whose name was not disclosed has conducted a surgery for a 23-year-old herdsman from Fufore Local Government Area of the state where he removed his kidney after mistaking it for tumour.

The Commissioner for Health in Adamawa, Dr Fatima Atiku, in a statement, on Monday said Hamman was responding to treatment after he was referred to Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. According to her, Gov. Muhammadu Bindow personally intervened in the matter.

She further said that Hamman was taken to Malam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital personally by the governor in good faith and that his kidney transplant would be conducted soon. ”Available reports show that Isa Hamman’s condition is stable, and he is responding to treatment, while clinical examinations are still ongoing,” Atiku said.

However, she dismissed alleged online publications criticising the government for taking the patient to Kano “just to die’’, saying that the publication was misleading and false. ” This publication is not only false, but a figment of the thinking of the writer aimed at tarnishing the image of the Adamawa State Government.

“It is also intended to spoil the good relationship between the patient’s family and the government,” the commissioner said.

The doctor’s conduct was described as unprofessional by a committee constituted by the ministry of health that investigated the incident. Meanwhile, a man, who promised to donate one of his kidneys to the victim, accompanied them to Kano for the transplant following the donation of N5 million by Gov. Bindow for the treatment of the victim.

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