Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ebola - Abandoned Female hit & run victim dies in Bayelsa

Authorities of the two Ebola isolation centres in Bayelsa State, dismissed as “dangerous rumour,” claims that four deaths had been recorded in the state from the dreaded Ebola virus, noting that an abandoned corpse in the state capital was a hit and run victim.

The death of the middle-aged woman at the Federal Medical Centre was blamed by some on negligence on the part of the medical personnel at the casualty ward of the hospital, who allegedly refused to administer treatment on her following a hit and run incident.
Vanguard reports that,a staff of the hospital, who pleaded anonymity, alleged that the refusal of the doctors on duty to treat the victim over fear of Ebola led to the death of the victim yesterday at 11a.m.

“The victim was brought into the casualty ward by two good Samaritans. She was reported to have been hit by a hit and run driver on the Sanni Abacha way in Yenagoa. Instead of treating the bruises and cuts on her body, the doctors refused, claiming it may be Ebola.
“The woman was brought into the casualty ward at 2p.m., on Monday. She was abandoned and died at 11a.m., on Tuesday.
“Even when the mortuary attendants were asked to take the body to the morgue, they refused. They, however, took the body after the intervention of a senior staff. It is a shame,”
However, the Public Relations Officer of the FMC, Mr Bernard Akpedi, said:
“The  deceased was an accident victim brought to  the hospital by good Samaritans. The patient was being managed  by the  hospital  before her death.”

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