Hospitals In FCT Now Rejects Patients Due To COVID-19 fears

By Chinenye Festus:-
A worrying trend has surfaced in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as hospitals in the city are rejecting patients over the fear of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the report, Simon Agagwu, a 70-year-old man suffering from breathing complications, died on Sunday, June 28 after he was reportedly rejected by at least three public hospitals.
It was gathered that Agagwu was receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state until the facility was closed down due to COVID-19 fears.
He was then moved him to Abuja to resume treatment on the advice of his doctors. After being rejected by three hospitals, Agagwu was accepted by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Jabi but was also not given treatment immediately.
“It was not until my uncle called the CMD of the FMC in Jabi that my father was admitted but he gave up the ghost two days after his body touched the sickbed,” Solomon Agagwu, the deceased’s son, said.
Premium Times noted that cases of hospitals rejecting patients in the city have become rampant. According to the newspaper, at least 10 Abuja residents interviewed complained of either being rejected or knowing someone that was refused treatment at one point or the other during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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