By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria.
A Medical Practitioner in Zaria, Professor V.O. Kolawole has challenged journalist to be professional and adhere to ethics of the profession for a proper check on activities of some people on the social media whom are in the habit of abusing the journalism profession .
He made the call while reacting to some negative and unbalance news made in order to destroy someone for cheap publicity.
Professor Kalawole who is the Chief Medical Director of Salama Infirmary Hospital and Maternity Zaria, said the call was necessary considering a report circulated against his hospital by an (NGO) Global Initiative for Women and Children ( GIWAC ) on the case of one Rukkaya Ya’u Adamu whose leg was not amputated by salama Hospital as claimed by the NGO .
He said the NGO has not visited nor contacted the Hospital Management before they went to the media to attack their reputation for over two decades in Zaria as a service provider to the Communities.
According to him, the medical report from ABUTH Shika showed that Rukayya’s genotype is AS, but a Medical fact that a Sickler transfused with normal red cells can show a false normal result with “The circulation of the gory photographs of the amputated leg specimen without minding the rules and ethics guiding the publication and circulation of medical specimen .”
Professor Kolawale said the action of the these agents of destruction is based on an unsubstantiated, un-researched and careless utterances of a so called senior medical Consultant or professor who claimed blood was transfused in the artery of the patient ( Rukayya ) before asking any questions or conducting any investigation.
“Rukkayaya was transfused with blood in Salama Hospital because she was anaemic ( Law blood level ) and not because she has sickle cell disease as being erroneously circulated to the public” he said.
“However, Rukayya was brought back into Salama Health facility on the 12th October , 2016 with complaints of fever and severe abdominal pains and with findings of hepatosplenomegaly, a diagnosis of possible sequestration crisis was made for which she was reffered to ABUTH for specialist care there was no argument or disagreement between the parents and any staff of Salama Hospital” he claimed .