A employees member of TOTAL E&P, Oghenero Ozobeme, who was sacked, has cried out over the alleged mistreatment meted out to her by the corporate after she had mind surgical procedure.
Ozobeme In a Save Our Soul message to SaharaReporters stated the medical therapy was funded by her husband.
She stated her relationship with TOTAL turned frosty after a fallacious medical prognosis.
In 2006, Ozobeme had introduced particulars of prolonged missed intervals and unfavorable being pregnant to the corporate.
She was despatched for a being pregnant take a look at and belly scan as an alternative of a hormonal assay take a look at.
The scan nonetheless revealed polycystic growths on her ovaries, a situation that was wrongly identified as an remoted ovarian cyst.
Ozobeme required hormonal drug therapy however was negligently put via a number of avoidable surgical procedures that sliced and diced her ovaries.
Afraid that she might lose her ovaries following the fallacious prognosis, she needed to privately search additional medical help overseas and a second opinion.
In Canada, she was identified with a pituitary mind tumour, with impending mind surgical procedure.
“Earlier than the mind surgical procedure, I first needed to bear a posh surgical procedure to avoid wasting and reconstruct at the very least considered one of my ovaries. I contacted my employers to hunt steering on my medical absence. I used to be actually on my dying mattress at this level,” she stated.
“The response I acquired from TOTAL was shockingly dehumanising.
“I used to be requested to certify my anticipated restoration date. TOTAL threatened me with termination. I used to be viciously kicked out of the payroll with no well being or illness advantages. I needed to minimize quick my journey overseas the place I used to be present process mind surgical procedure therapy, to return to Nigeria to renew work.”
Talking additional, Ozobeme stated her sack letter was dispatched after the administration of the oil large acquired a subpoena to look and testify in courtroom.
“The termination letter was delivered to me at residence on the twenty ninth of April 2020 through the COVID-19 restrictions.
“It got here from the Managing Director. The truth is, the road supervisor had assigned duties to me on the identical day as I labored from residence,” she stated.
Ozobeme regretted that her case was allegedly mismanaged at St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos for nearly a 12 months “until an MRI scan revealed an related tumour bleed”.
Based on her, earlier than the sacking in 2020, TOTAL orchestrated a smear marketing campaign, intimidation, and determined cover-up to humiliate and silence her.
It was at the moment she sought authorized redress, an motion that drew the eye of the management of the Petroleum and Pure Fuel Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria (PENGASSAN).
“PENGASSAN tried to dissuade me from submitting a go well with. After they failed, they joined the smear marketing campaign to vilify me,” Ozobeme stated.
Her husband, Charles Ozobeme, stated the couple have accepted their destiny as his spouse wouldn’t be capable to have a baby once more.
He stated, “We went via the trauma of open-head surgical procedure with enormous fatality dangers which have left her a sufferer of everlasting hormonal derangement.
“She will be able to not drive as a result of she suffers everlasting visible impairment. Our biggest ache is that TOTAL, relatively than sympathise, engaged in intimidation.”
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