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Corps Members’ Death: Garki Hospital Not Culpable – ICRC

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The director general of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Dr Chidi Izuwah, has exonerated the management of Garki Hospital of culpability in the death of a corps member, Miss Angela Igwetu, who died in the hospital at the early hours of July 4.

Dr Izuwah disclosed this, while on inspection visit to the hospital, Thursday, in Abuja. According to Izuwah, video footages from the CCTV in the hospital, revealed that the hospital gave prompt attention to Miss Igwetu and did everything to save her life.

It is clear that, “When she arrived in the hospital, the doctors quickly came in, took her to the emergency care room and more doctors came in to attend to her, while the police was called upon.

“This fact has completely disputed the narrative that has been set out on the social media and other platforms.

“The law by the National Assembly is now mandatory that when patients with gunshots come to the hospital, you treat them and that’s what we have come here to verify. We have completed our investigation, interviewed all parties involved and we will post the report on our disclosure portal as we have a responsibility to be transparent to the public.”

The group medical adviser of the hospital, Dr Ibrahim Wada, who anchored the video presentation, explained that there is a standing policy in the hospital not to demand for police report before treating trauma patients.

He assured that the invitation of ICRC was to dispel the false claims in the social media and some mainstream media that the hospital neglected Miss Igwetu, when she was brought in.

“It is important that the public is well informed on what actually happened at the hospital before Igwetu passed on. The deceased was brought in a precarious situation and the investigation, through the video clip, has provided evidence on how doctors made efforts to safe Igwetu’s life. We cannot have such a critically wounded person and fold our arms waiting for police report; this was never the case here.

“I am satisfied that the video proved that action was taken immediately by the doctors but her condition was very bad for her to survive.’’



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