Nigerian kids in Abuja will soon begin to die in drove if the Minister of Health fails to wield into an ugly incident currently going on.
Polio which has been a great killer of kids is soon to rear its ugly head, as parent cannot afford to pay for immunization to their children in Abuja.
The vaccine which is provided free by the Federal Government is currently paid for by parents at the Federal Medical Centre; Abuja formerly called Federal Staff Hospital
According to our source parents are forced to pay N7,500 each time they come to the hospital for the vaccine
“The future is not guaranteed again if we can’t make immunization available free of charge”, our source stated
A junior Nursing Officer was assaulted last week by patient relatives after the patient died at General Hospital, Odan, Lagos State, Secret Reporters has learnt.
The nurse according to our source was hit, her torn uniform and slapped by the patient relatives. According to an eye witness, a ward attendant rescued the nurse from almost getting killed.
The nurse was consoling the daughter of the deceased patient, by seeing the daughter off to take a cab when a woman unleashed anger on her. A confirmed source stated that this isn’t the first time this incident will take place in the hospital. It also confirmed that some senior nurses were blaming the junior nurses over the incidence.
The life of the nurse is been threatened outside work place. The apex nurse and the hospital management didn’t take any proactive measures in dealing with the matter. Nurses are left in the fear of unknown, blaming the nurses for the death and no guaranteed security for the nurses in the hospital.
We gathered that the association, NANNM Lagos state unit has been contacted on the matter.
Speaking with us, a senior nurse stated that “The management should minimise work place hazard as it affects each unit especially the nurses.
It’s highly imperative that as part of the responsibilities of the hospital management is to provide adequate security to the staff not only the nurses. Nurses are at the centre of the care, thus, their wellbeing, emotional and psychological status should be enhanced in order to promote adequate productivity. I want to urge minister for health, Professor Isaac Adewole to timely intervene in this matter”
This is a trying moment for the family of a young man, who was brought to first rivers clinic at 7/9 old Aba road,Port Harcourt, with a wheel barrow, and was rejected by the hospital management for not having seven thousand naira to pay for first aid.
Multiple sources said, the man was hit by a vehicle, and passers-by rushed him to the hospital, but for not being able to raise N7,000, and the hospital carried him and dumped by the road where he died.
Reports say, his corpse is still between airforce and Firstbank on firstbank side on Aba Road.
But a staff of First Rivers, Hadiza Nosa-aifesehi, who responded on behalf of the hospital, said, the story was untrue, and stated the hospital’s position, which reads. “This is a shame because one of our reputation is community service which i am sure if those who have benefited are opportune will agree with me.
For the benefit of those who have spoken out of compassion, here is the truth about this story . I was privileged to be on duty yesterday when an emergency was announced to us and when we came out, a patient was wheeled in a wheelbarrow and was in a very bad state and battered and when we tried to question them on what happened, they could not give us proper details and rather attempted to leave the body with the pretense of going to get his bag and only one person was fortunately held and asked to take the body to MILITARY HOSPITAL which he finally took him out. It is malicious and evil for anyone to say that about our hospital because we have in many occasion taken care of patients and even had our staff donate blood for patients. please find out about our hospital before you make such allegations. How is it even possible for us to wheel a patient out?
Sources who spoke with Secret Reporters, said, the hospital management were only playing to the gallery, as their negligence had hit a crescendo, which they should be suspended.
Efforts are still on, to unravel more facts in the case.