How Safe Is A Lagos State General Hospital?

The good works of the #newagegovernor, Akin Ambode, especially in the area of security were temporarily undone over the weekend at a State General Hospital.

Hell was let loose on Sunday February 14, when some thugs armed wıth cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons invaded the Orile Agege General Hospital, Lagos, around 11p.m. and stabbed both staff and patients.

The thugs also invaded the engineering department, and the office of the drivers, where some members of staff of the hospıtal were stabbed.

A parent, who brought his daughter to the hospital was also stabbed. According to him, “when they attacked me, I told them I was a pastor and that perhaps made them to let me go.”

The hoodlums, who attacked several other people in the hospital, carted away valuables of the patients such as money and handsets.

Recounting the sad experience, one of the nurses, who pleaded not to be name said one of the boys had been rushed to the hospital after he allegedly engaged in a fight with another fellow and doctors in the hospital had made attempts to save his life. But the thugs were not happy that doctors in the hospital wanted to save the life of the man.

“They wanted the man, whose name was given as Taye, to die at all cost, but our doctors attended to him,” she said.

Sources said that it took time before security men came to rescue the occupants of the hospital from the rampagıng hoodlums.

The aged securıty men at the gate of the hospıtal were not spared by the thug who beat them mercilessly but the thugs reportedly did not get to the children ward, which is located in the last floor of the building.

Some of the in-patients at the hospital however, appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the state and the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris to provide security in all the state’s general hospitals.

 

Source: Daily Times

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