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Nigerian Doctor Collapses, Dies After Four Straight Surgeries

The shocking death of a vibrant medical practitioner has thrown the Department of Surgery at UNIBEN Teaching Hospital in Edo state into mourning.

According to report, a senior registrar in the Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Dr. Okeoghene Edigba, is dead.

President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), UBTH Chapter, Dr Etin-osa Imagbenikaro stated that Edigba collapsed and died after performing four surgeries back to back.

‏Announcing the tragedy on her Twitter page, Dr. Imagbenikaro wrote: "We lost Dr. Okeoghene Edigba a senior registrar in the department of surgery.

"He died while on call duty, after performing 4 surgeries back to back. He collapsed in the call room and every attempt at resuscitation proved abortive."