Enugu State Health Workers Responds To Claim That A Patient Died Of Negligence After Testing Negative To Coronavirus
Enugu state well being staff have been compelled to reply after a lady took to Twitter to accuse them of negligence and declare that the 70-year-old lady who examined unfavorable to coronavirus in Enugu later died resulting from this negligence.
The open letter to Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, which started with ” I am writing on behalf of myself and family regarding the 70-year-old woman suspected of the Covid-19 in Enugu,” was shared on Twitter by a family friend @UcheNgwu7
The deceased’s daughter accused the state’s health workers of neglecting the 70-year-old woman while she was in quarantine. She said the manner and state in which the woman was treated was “inhumane” and that she was kept in an “deserted outdated part of the hospital” that’s not liveable.
“The staffs at the hospital were unprofessional in the way they handled my mother. She was stigmatized and this made her feel worthless,” she wrote.
She added that it took three days earlier than the results of the take a look at for coronavirus got here out and this meant that she couldn’t obtain therapy in time for her ailment.
She wrote: “If the result for Covid-19 was ascertained on time, my mother would still be here with us, as she would have been moved to a better equipped hospital with the right experts to deal with her underlying illnesses.”
The Twitter person later added on the finish of her thread that she is not the late lady’s daughter and that she simply posted the letter on twitter on behalf of the household.
She wrote: “PS: I’m not the victim. I’m only tweeting on her behalf for appropriate action to be taken because this is so so sad…“
Well, her tweets shortly went viral and well being staff responded, telling their facet of the story.
They shared images of the hospital and of well being staff carrying the protecting protecting to disclaim the claims that the late affected person was saved in uninhabitable situations and deserted by well being personnel.
They added that when the girl was delivered to the hospital, well being staff did their greatest to care for her.
The assertion signed by a lot of well being staff reads: “The 70-year old woman was promptly received and interviewed by doctors without any form of stigmatization from them or other health workers.”
The well being staff denied that negligence was the reason for the girl’s dying.
Revealing her explanation for dying, they wrote: “She had hypertension, sugar issues and kidney disease which were poorly managed before her admission at the isolation centre. Her personal doctor, a specialist at the ESUTH Parklane, was also contacted and later went to the Isolation Centre with two other specialists to see this woman.
“Some vital checks have been carried out which confirmed the girl’s blood degree was very low, therefore needing transfusion.”
They added that even the woman’s son refused to donate blood for her and they had to source for it outside.
They referred to the daughter’s allegations as “mischievous”
The assertion continues: “We therefore state categorically that this allegation is false, mischievous and a clear case of ingratitude.”
They added: “Where was the daughter all this while the mother was sick and being managed. It will be candid of us to know that where the woman was managed was clean and not the picture that is circulating as seen above. May her soul rest in peace.”