Members of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), media representatives and legal practitioners have vowed to ensure justice for Sha’awa Abdulmumin who died in the course of giving birth due to alleged negligence of staff at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano.
Recall that the deceased, a pregnant mother of four, had gone to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano to deliver but died in worrying circumstances.
Her sister, Zainab, who accompanied her to the hospital said the baby which had died before it could be delivered was not evacuated until after two days. She died a few hours after the dead baby was evacuated on September 5.
Zainab and several concerned Kano citizens said the death of the 30-year-old Sha’awa and her baby was one too many and could have been avoided.
The Chairperson, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Kano Branch, Bilkisu Ibrahim Suleiman who convened the meeting said, they would follow the issue and also engage all concerned authorities.
“We will ensure that justice is done and it doesn’t happen again. Since AB Mahmoud SAN is already in it, we are going to follow him to lead us to the logical conclusion,” she said.
On his part, the Kano Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, Shehu Abdullahi, said the commission is committed and will ensure that human right is protected as enshrined in their constitution.
He said, “We are really disturbed with the development and we will do our best in ensuring the right thing is done. After a series of investigations and engaging all parties involved, we will ensure that within our mandate, we’ll forward all complaints to the appropriate body.”