Viral Video Of 12 Year Old Child's Missing Parts: LASUTH Exonerates Self Of Blame


The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital has reacted to a trending video where the institution was accused of tampering with some vital organs of a 12 year old child 

This was their response 


The attention of management of LASUTH has been drawn to some newspaper reports about a 12-year-old patient who was referred to our hospital from Obitoks Medical Centre, Ile-Epo, Abule-Egba area of Lagos State following ,complications resulting from repeated abdominal surgeries.

First, we will like to state emphatically that we will not normally engage in discussions about patients’ clinical conditions on the pages of newspapers as this is against the ethics of best clinical practice. However, this rejoinder is necessary in order to clear the air and prevent misinformation. 

Expectedly, we will be  circumspect in our response and ensure that the privacy of the innocent boy is protected. The clinical details will be provided and taken up at the level of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria if and when the matter is referred to that body. 

We have all the evidence required by law to show that what was carried out in LASUTH is a corrective LIFE SAVING SURGRY on a patient who had serious complications following surgeries performed in a private hospital.

Furthermore, going to press and publishing a story without taking time to hear from all parties involved  is highly unprofessional as there was no effort made by the reporters to speak to LASUTH authorities.The boy is still under our care and all hands are on deck to continue to offer expert care.

Latest  Reaction From LASUTH 


Once again the hospital management needs to clarify issues on the insinuations being made by a mother in a viral video that the alleged loss of her son's intestines after surgery is a matter between a private hospital and LASUTH. 

Our hospital is an excellent tertiary institution with highly knowledgeable and skilled medical consultants. We are also equipped with state of the art facilities. The patient in question was referred to our hospital after having two surgeries carried out in a private hospital. He required extensive optimisation in our facility before a corrective surgery could be carried out.

At the surgery, which was carried out by an experienced pediatric surgeon and her team , certain strange findings were discovered. There is a video clip of these intraoperative findings. The mother was informed about these findings but she appeared to be in denial.

The hospital is in possession of a comprehensive report of the findings by a high powered panel that it quickly set up to look into all ramifications of this case. Clearly, our hospital carried out a corrective surgery and did not wilfully removeany organ or structure.

We empathize with the family of the patient. We believe that financial assistance from any quarters will be in order but we do not think that a blackmail of the state government via the social media is the best approach.

The hospital management is cooperating with the state agency which is already investigating this rather unfortunate case.


LASUTH Management


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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