The Nigerian Medical Association’s Plateau state chapter is currently investigating an allegation against a local doctor, Dr. Noah Kekere, who is accused of unlawfully removing a female patient’s kidney.
The association’s chairman, Mr. Audu, has voiced commitment to holding the doctor accountable, if found guilty, indicating that the association in no way endorses such unethical practices.
“I have been receiving several phone calls about a practising medical doctor in Jos, said to have removed a patient’s organ in his clinic. As an association, we don’t condone that kind of unethical practice. So, we have started an investigation to find out the truth about the issue and what actually happened. We will let you know the outcome of our findings.” The chairman stated
Alhaji Kamal, a business man, alleges that five years ago, Kekere maliciously removed one of his wife’s kidneys leading her to suffer from chronic pain ever since. Narrating how the kidney was removed, the husband said, “sometimes in January 2018, my wife, Kehinde Kamal, complained of pains around her abdomen and a so-called Dr Noah Kekere of Murma hospital in Jos North LGA diagnosed her and said she was suffering from appendix and needed to be operated
We paid for the full cost of the drugs and hospital bills as directed by the doctor. My wife was sound before the operation and shortly after the operation, she started complaining of severe pains. We managed the pains for years while visiting the same doctor.
“Around August ending, the pains got extreme and we had to go to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) where it was confirmed that one of her kidneys had been removed.
“What I want is justice. I want the world to know that this is the predicament that my wife is passing through”. Kamal said
A source within the Plateau State Police Command confirmed the arrest, stating that the case has been transferred to the Commissioner of Police to handle. However, attempts to contact the police spokespperson, Alabo Alfred, for further comment, have been unsuccessful.