Port-Harcourt - The death of a student at the University of Port Harcourt Hospital is a sad reminder of the sorry state of the health centre, the Patriots Alliance said.
Kelechi Ndulagwa - a 200 Level Theatre Arts Student of the University of Port Harcourt-reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday morning due to alleged negligence by the management and staff of the hospital.
According to reports, the deceased was rushed to the hospital by her friends after she slumped down in her bathroom but to be told by some nurses there was no bed space for her at the Emergency Unit.
“Her friends begged, cried and screamed, but the ego bloated nurses looked away until the last breath of oxygen left the lungs of Kelechi. She died like a refugee in her state, in her own country,” Solomon Okocha, leader of the Patriots Alliance, said.
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In view of the foregoing, he called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency review the composition of management and staff of UPTH.
“We strongly recommend the immediate sack of those nurses who were involved in this negligent murder.”
Okocha said the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Aaron Ojile, should also be queried for his role in the decline of the institution.
“Finally, we wish to state clearly that every medical worker in Nigeria must understand that we now live in a different era where laxity and wickedness will not go unchecked and unpunished.”
Okocha thus urged police to commence investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Ndulagwaand prosecute offenders.
“Let it be known that the days of toying with the lives of Nigerians on the pedestal of an irresponsible medical health system is long gone with the advent of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
- CAJ News