A Nigerian-born medical doctor, Kikelomo Anunobi, practising in the UK has been commended for living up to her Hippocratic Oath even while off duty.
Dr Anunobi, a psychiatrist, was on tea break when she rushed to save the life of a man choking, she administered first aid and was with him until paramedics arrived and moved him to the hospital – Cheswold Park Hospital where Anunibi works celebrates her heroic deed.
Anunobi was said to have saved the life of a member of the public that was in danger of choking to death thus she lived up to her Hippocratic Oath, a vow taken by medical doctors on graduation which is to: “treat the ill to the best of one’s ability, to preserve a patient’s privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, etc.”
The Nigerian-born doctor was said be having refreshment with some of her colleagues in a restaurant when her attention was drawn to a choking patient. Anunobi was said to have immediately abandoned her meal and rushed down to the man’s aid, applying emergency procedures and eventually saving his life.
She continued administering first aid until paramedics arrived to take him to the hospital.