Family members of late Mrs. Rebecca
Memeh of Ihogbe community in Ime-Obi, Agbor, who died on Tuesday the 30th of
April in Central Hospital, Agbor has said that their sister’s death was as a
result of the poor service delivery at Central Hospital, Agbor.
family member, Mr. Ehis Nwachukwu, known as Odumodu and a cousin to the late
Mrs. Memeh told Ika Weekly that, their late sister before her death was an
Asthmatic patient, disclosing that when
she had the attack on Tuesday evening 30th April, 2013, she was quickly rushed
to Central hospital, Agbor for medical attention.
“When we got there, we were asked to buy drugs which we did. The drugs cost us
about Eight thousand naira (N800). After buying the drugs we were left with no
money to pay the seventy five naira (N75) for card and we were refused getting
any medical attention. “After appealing to them for some minutes a nursing
mother who came to get card for her sick child was torched and she gave us the
N75 to pay for the card.
the payment, my sister was placed on oxygen for which we had initialy paid two
thousand naira (N2000) for one hour to enable her get her self back. Ten
minutes later, the hospital generator went off and before we could get the staff
in charge of the generator room, our sister that was at least regaining her
consciousness gave up. She died due to the power failure,” he added.
sister would not have died if the generator did not go off and if the generator
man did not vanish from his duty post,” he lamented.
further, he said, “it is bad for a well known Government hospital in the state
not to have a standby generator and the staff have no human sympathy”.
therefore, called on the state government, traditional rulers and stake holders
in Ika nation to come to the rescue of the hospital as more patients may loose
their lives the same way his sister lost her own.
thanked the Agbor Police and soldiers
who came to calm his people at the
Central hospital when they were trying to express their grievances in the
who also spoke on the condition of anonymity disclosed that patients who visit
the Central hospital are not properly attended to, as they now take their sick
ones to private hospitals where they will be well attended to. They appealed to
all traditional rulers in Ika kingdom to look into the issue so as to help
their subjects get proper health care service from state government hospitals.
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