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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-37

Hospital treatment delays due to prayer ministries: A report of three tumor cases in a private specialist hospital, Southeast Nigeria

1 Department of surgery, Imo State University, Owerri; Department of surgery, First Choice Specialist Hospital, Nkpor, Anambra State, Nigeria
2 Department of surgery, Jordan Hospital Ltd., Nkpor, Anambra State, Nigeria

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Thaddeus Chika Agu
Imo State University, Owerri
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1118-4647.189747

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Prayer ministries that profess miracles through prayers and vigils to heal sick persons abound in our clime. In many cases, this causes so much delay before the search for appropriate medical solutions. Often, the worsening conditions of enlarging tumor masses, pain, anemia, and weight loss may be the compelling reasons for surgical consultations. By this time, a varying number of them may not respond positively to treatment because of the late presentations. This report aims to draw attention to the problems caused by these religious groups whose modus operandi are the use of prayers and miracles to solve all medical conditions and inadvertently cause delays in accessing proper medical treatment by the patients, thus resulting in more complications.

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