In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, July, 2020

Revealed! The Assault On Kogi Medical Centre Was Carried Out By Relations Of Sufferers Deserted By Workers

Revealed! The Attack On Kogi Medical Centre Was Carried Out By Relatives Of Patients Abandoned By Staff

Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press convention.

FMC Kogi

Kingsley Fanwo

The Kogi state authorities says the assault on the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) on Wednesday was by kin of sufferers deserted by the employees of the hospital, TheCable reviews.

Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press convention.

Additionally they carted away laptops, worthwhile paperwork and destroyed some properties on the facility.

However in an announcement, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner of knowledge and communications, mentioned the kin of the sufferers solely launched into a protest on the hospital.


“Preliminary findings revealed that the violence ensued when relations of sufferers within the medical facility protested towards the failure of the administration of the hospital to take care of them,”
Fanwo mentioned.

“Many individuals within the emergency ward had been left unattended to and a mom delivered on the gate of the hospital. That generated lots of public stress within the state.

“Rigidity began constructing since yesterday when sufferers and their kin learnt of a plan by the medical employees to stage a protest at this time, searching for safety from COVID-19.

“We urge the folks of the state to stay calm as authorities will guarantee upkeep of legislation and order.

“We additionally sue for calm and urge medical authorities to stay dedicated to their medical occupation and obligations as Authorities will shield them with a purpose to give them the arrogance to ship. Healthcare administration must not ever be politicized.

“Additionally, authorities will perform additional investigations to determine the distant causes of the breach of peace by the protesters and in addition deal with their fears.”

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