DECREASING CAPACITY OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN MANAGING EMERGENCY CASES: RESIDENTS LAMENT

DECREASING CAPACITY OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN MANAGING EMERGENCY CASES: RESIDENTS LAMENT

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Jimmie Adzande
Makurdi

The declining state of hospitals to manage accident and emergency cases is taking a toll on the health of Nigerians.

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In Makurdi the Benue State capital, our correspondent spoke to some residents who expressed their experiences in the health facilities.

Hospitals are supposed to save lives lives, but the reverse is the case in the lives of many people.

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According to a medical doctor, at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, who preferred not to be mentioned, the facilities are not enough nor the personel, to handle accident and emergency cases. Makurdi residents share their experiences.

Ori Ochapa is a victim herself, she almost died, because of hospital beureocracy as she recounted her experience in tears. She said for the insistence on getting hospital card, she almost lost her life. But for devine providence, she lives to tell her story.

Many of the residents, like a woman who prefers to be named Madam Jackal for the purpose of this interview, said the best option is to go to the private hospitals for emergency services. They however decried the cost, which is not convenient with many families.

The need to check the activities of hospitals is paramount due to declining standards of hospital infrastructure and personel. The number of doctors and other health workers is not complimentary to the Nigeria population.

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