Lagos - A student of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) on Wednesday died on her way to the hospital after collapsing at the institute’s hostel in Lagos.
An official of the institute said that the woman, simply identified as Tina, died while being taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
The official, who pleaded anonymity, said Tina, until her death, was a staff of Abuja office of the institute.
"Tina had been very ill and needed some financial assistance to get medical attention.
"The management had granted her permission to go for treatment and had also promised her some financial assistance before she died," the official said.
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According to the officer, the deceased, who hailed from the Northern part of the country, had been on medication for an undisclosed ailment.
A top official of the institute, who also did not want to be identified, however, confirmed the student’s death.
She said members of staff had concluded arrangements to take her body to the public mortuary.
"LASUTH by its policy will not accept the corpse of a patient that did not die in the hospital.
"This is a rude shock to us, it is quite painful," the official said.
NAN leant that a cleaner at the institute had earlier this year died while on duty.