The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, led by Minister Uju Kennedy, made an unannounced visit to the Accident and Emergency Unit of Maitama Hospital to investigate the rejection of Greatness Olorunfemi, a victim of a ‘one chance’ syndicate in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The 33-year-old Greatness Olorunfemi tragically lost her life after being violently pushed out of a moving vehicle along the Maitama-Kubwa highway by suspected criminals, and the incident drew widespread attention when Maitama District Hospital allegedly refused her medical assistance.
Minister Uju Kennedy emphasized that the deceased was a state ward entitled to proper care. She also expressed concern over the reported refusal of medical treatment, which she noted was pervasive across numerous hospitals in the country.
In response, the Matron in charge of the Accident and Emergency Unit, Habiba Musa, stated that the victim was brought in already deceased and that medical attention was not denied. She explained that the victim had no pulse and her heart had stopped beating upon arrival at the hospital. To substantiate their claim, the hospital has access to CCTV footage.
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The surprise visit by the minister aims to ensure transparency and accountability in the treatment of such cases and address the concerns raised regarding the medical response provided to victims of criminal acts like ‘one chance’ syndicates.
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