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How Jimmy Ukobo died in Lagos hopital after being administered CPR while sitting

“​Is there a doctor in the room?” Many people have heard, or will hear that phrase during their life. And there is not always a doctor nearby. In case of a cardiac arrest, the first few minutes are crucial, and it is important to act quickly and not be overridden. Knowing how to perform a correct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver to unblock the airways can save many lives. 

How Jimmy Ukobo died in Lagos hopital after being administered CPR while sitting


When administering CPR, the first step is to lay the patient on their back and kneel next to their neck and shoulder. But in this sad story, the medical personnel reportedly failed the first step and the guy eventually died.

As reported by a colleague, Jimmy Ukobo lost his life after he was administered CPR while sitting down. 

His friend and colleague who took to Twitter to mourn him was quoted as saying: “From the narrative of the spouse, what happened was a medical homicide. CPR to a patient who could not breath while he was still sitting down? The doctor on duty never came down until he was gone? In this country?”

Explaning his relationship with his late friend, he said: “This is still like a movie. Funny enough up to this morning, when I climbed up, I looked straight at his table expecting to see him. I usually as a routine drop off my bag at my desk, cross over to their office where jimmy would always be seated and gist will start flying until office is full at 8am. He was an early riser. Jimmy will always keep you on with different flavours of gist. He was a man to everyone. This is what matters in life. What would you be remembered for when you move on to the greater space?

Jimmy Ukobo


“From the narrative of the spouse, what happened was a medical homicide. CPR to a patient who could not breath while he was still sitting down? The doctor on duty never came down until he was gone? In this country?

“Just as we simulate fire drills, at our homes. let us simulate emergency situations. Please Identify the most reliable hospital close to your home. Even if it is not diamond bank hospital, register there with your money after you have inspected their facilities including availability of oxygen. Any good hospital within 10 to 15 minutes from your home. These things are real. May God never allow this to happen again in our lives. As we enter the xmas next week. let us pray and fast against the spirit of death across our families. Amen.”

As for now, the story is not complete, this is just one person telling his side of a narrative. Full details of Jimmy’s death must first be revealed for more understanding of the story. In other words, details to come later.

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