Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Protests rock Federal Teaching Hospital Lokoja over death of ward attendant

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Ward attendants on the Federal Instructing Hospital Lokoja, Kogi State, launched into a peaceable protest on Tuesday over the loss of life of considered one of their colleagues, the late Salamatu Aliu of Put up Natal Ward.

DAILY POST learnt that the deceased was rushed to the hospital for medical consideration on Sunday night however was not attended to by medical doctors and nurses on responsibility because of a scarcity of electrical energy.

A supply, who spoke on situation of anonymity, instructed DAILY POST that the late Salamatu Aliu was later referred to Kogi State Specialist Hospital and died shortly after attending to the hospital.

โ€œThis negligence of medical doctors and nurses within the Accident and Emergency Ward right here in Federal Instructing Hospital Lokoja is unbecoming. This really led to this peaceable protest to register our grievances with the hospital administration, that we’re not pleased dropping our personal colleague. The administration should do one thing to avert future occurrences. All lives matter and are equal. They need to cease treating us unfairly,โ€ the supply acknowledged.

The protesters, DAILY POST learnt, had been later pacified to return to work as they had been assured that the difficulty might be totally investigated.

All makes an attempt to talk with the hospital administration proved abortive on the time of submitting this report.

In the meantime, the authorized adviser to the hospital, Enny O. Esq., stated the matter simply got here to his consideration and is being addressed to determine what really transpired.

DAILY POST remembers {that a} related incident occurred in Accident and Emergency Ward of the identical hospital some months in the past whereby kinfolk of a deceased affected person assaulted some medical personnel for alleged negligence. The unlucky incident prompted medical personnel within the hospital to down instruments for days.

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