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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hospital stockpiles corpses outisde the morgue in Delta state

Mortuary attendants at the Bomadi General Hospital, in Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State, stacked corpses on improvised wooden platforms after embalmment and leave them there for several days even when it rained.
This unorthodox arrangement is due to insufficient space to preserve the corpses in the hospital’s overflowing mortuary.

Patients at the hospital have expressed disgust at the dilapidated condition of the health-care facility plagued by rats and mosquitoes, which has increased the fear of Lassa fever and Zika virus in the riverside community.

According to Niger Delta Voice, when they visited the morgue, reporters saw embalmed corpses covered with blankets and abandoned outside.
Workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were under pressure on daily basis because of the challenges faced by patients while the Doctors on duty refused to make any comment in regard to the situation.

A lawyer and human rights activist, E.U Opukiri, whose wife was on admission, narrated his experience:
 “I am a barrister of nine years in the bar, I came to this hospital because of the health of my wife and my experiences here in these two days are pathetic. There was no electricity and water in the hospital premises, a state government hospital for that matter. Corpses stacked outside the morgue “In the night when the rechargeable lamp we were using went off, rats came out in large numbers and spread everywhere. Some of them came specifically for the bread I bought for my wife, dragging it with me.
“Out of fear, I took the bread and made it a pillow at the head-side of the bed. I was, however, uncomfortable with it because of its shape and so I decided to put it in a cupboard-like shelf there. When I opened the shelf, I saw that it was a haven for rats. There were so many rats that I became afraid being aware of the prevalent Lassa fever caused by rats. We could not sleep at night these two days we were there,” he said.
 Opukiri said:
“Again, the hospital morgue too is an eye sore; our revered and deceased parents are dried right outside in the sun like Bonga fish, which is right there (pointing to the morgue). Therefore, I want government to intervene in this health facility immediately. “As a matter of fact, I can categorically tell you that there is no water in this hospital. All the water facilities are dilapidated, which you can see for yourself. I had to go out of the hospital’s premises in the night to the riverside to fetch water for my wife.”
 Leader of Bomadi Legislative Assembly, Hon Bekes Tonprebofa, who was a patient in the hospital, last year, complained about the state of the facilities and appealed to the state government to do the needful in the hospital.



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41 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Too bad

Juliet Iwuno said...

Nna Na wa o! Linda take note!

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Oh Allah same day I die,same day I will be buried.

white Berry said...

This is not new with government hospitals

Counsellor Sunny Ejeje said...

This is ridiculous

Iphie Abraham said...

Chei! Dis is bad joor










LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Nkemy said...

Na waa oo..the state govt. should do something about asap its certainly not a pleasant site

Nnenne George said...

Na wao!!!

ProudlyDeltan15 said...

OMG...ProudlyDeltan

keke driver said...

Delta State has been in the news for bad things lately, what's happening to that state?

Adenike Bamigboye said...

It is well

Amos Mohammed said...

Bomadi is part of Bayelsa state,is the boarder between Bayelsa and delta state .

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Terrible.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

This is horrible

Uzoamaka Igbokwe said...

Nawa o. This country just tire person

Anonymous said...

Okowa please take note and do something and urgently too.

Luciana Chinda said...

Hmmmmmmmm! Naaaaah waaaaaa ooooooo.

gentle said...

Nigeria. Chai...God you know best why I was born into this country.

JAGABAN said...

This barrister must be very stingy in the 1st place...Dragging bread with rats so tey e take am do pillow...Meanwhile,something should be done ASAP about this hospital..

OSINANL said...

Na waoh! This is bad

nony bright said...

Lol...na jungle be dat oh!

Uju Phil said...

Too bad!I bet they're not the only one in this dirty and wicked act,there're still many of them out there.

SWAAG said...

Nigeria is totally government-less...... But Zika Virus in Nigeria, hnmmm, not too sure...But if i were that Barrister, and my wife really needs to be there, i would simply go out the next day and buy another bread with plenty rat poison for the plenty rats...and do finishing to them... Put so many that they would all day in 1 or 2 days..... Then for the Mosquitoes, Just get some few people who ain't scared of dead bodies, and get them to fumigate the hospital surroundings...am sure nobody will stop you from doing all these...This way, you would have help so many people from further falling sick...
You all complaining of Mosquitoes in your areas, do the Needful, be a Nigerian, don't wait for anyone, go to the Market, Buy a fumigation equipment... a cheap one... Buy the fumigation liquid, fumigate your surroundings.. do it for like one week.. then you might not even need mosquito nets in your houses...

swaag says so...

General said...

And we have a government...

wisdomer said...

Na wa

Ichebi Christian said...

Chisos

Pearlie said...

Hian!! Government should do something about this

Anonymous said...

Walai,I can not go to such hospital.jumbo




















Vivian Reginalds said...

Poor hygienic practices as such leads to the emergent of new deadly viral diseases and later we'd ask "why Nigeria, God"
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Ayo-Akin said...

Not shocking but really unfortunate.

Anonymous said...

The descriptions given here are despicable. A hospital facility meant to bring about wellness is breading rats exposing corpses and lacking water. Only God will help the common man in this country.

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Nawaooo it's well

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Hmmm
Too bad..


#FINEST

Anonymous said...

lol. Mr or Barrister Opukiri, any human being that leaves his revered dead parent to dry out in the sun like bonga fish when he has a choice not to, is a dimwit. You sir a wicked son. Stop complaining and do something rather than waiting for government.

tairat salako said...

Dt too bad

seu said...

Instead of quickly disposing of the bodies, family members are busy looking for Owambe party funds while rats eat up the corpses?!

Does the gov know about this useless hospital?

Anonymous said...

Please my people just dig a hole and bury your dead within 24hr of demise. This is one thing the muslims do very well. It gives respect to the dead and avoids spread of diseases and epidemics. Why wait so long to raise money for big funerals. You can always have your parties later.

joestar4sho said...

This is crazy #Lindaisbeautiful

Ade Olasengbe said...

Too bad

Vivian Oporomo said...

No, Bomadi is a Local Gov't headquarter in Delta state, however, it shares border with Bayelsa as it links some villages n communities in Bayelsa state. Too bad, Gov Okowa and the Local Gov't Chairman Hon Oluwole Karetimi shldd do something Asap

Oshios Baba said...

Very sad,I help delta Gvment shame!!!