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.