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Nyanya Bombing Victims Face Inadequate Facilities in Abuja Hospitals

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Inadequate Facilities Plague Nyanya Victims Bella Naija

According to several rescue agencies, the issue of inadequate hospital facilities in Abuja is plaguing victims of Monday’s Nyanya-Abuja bombing.

Agencies making this complaint include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). They have expressed dismay over the inefficient conduct of hospital staff, inept administration, and insufficient mortuary facilities, Vanguard reports.

According to FEMA Director General, Alhaji Idriss Abbas, the hospitals gave agencies and other stakeholders a hard time, requesting for hospital cards and payment for both dead and injured victims before they could be attended to.

Abbas made this assessment based on the agencies’ visits to general hospitals in  Maitama, Nyanya, and Asokoro as well as six other primary health care facilities.

In addition to the alleged inadequate facilities, some of the hospitalized victims have complained of hunger, stating that hospital staff had not fed them since they arrived for treatment, Premium Times reports. 

Photo Credit: Premium Times

8 Comments

  1. Bleed Blue

    April 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    This is all a crying shame. In a country where money should be no factor in ensuring the health of its citizens, this happens?

    I bet you when we hear the full budget/expenditure of the conference or summit or whatever forum they intend to hold in Abuja, it’ll be a staggering amount that could have created millions of jobs, fed millions, housed millions more and taken care of millions of the sick…all concurrently.

    Nigeria makes me weak. You know when you want to effect radical change but you feel so helpless? I guess I’ll just have to keep on supporting charitable organisations, the likes of United for Kids Foundation and hope for significant change at the top to come somehow.
    Sigh…

    • Teddy Bear

      April 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I feel the same way..

  2. Cancel Reply

    April 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Meanwhile they are shelling millions to some stupid ass delegates!!!This country is a joke and it’s time we all stand up and save this Nation. It’s time for us all (especially people with powerful platforms -musicians, bloggers) to start speaking up instead of kissing the asses of politicians!

    • Stephanie

      April 18, 2014 at 4:52 am

      As in! God help us!

  3. mrs chidukane

    April 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    That’s Naija for you. Every year trillions are passed in budget yet things get worse and worse. I think it’s high time this yearly budget was scrapped cos it never makes any difference.

  4. Meme

    April 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    What a shame patients laying on a bed with no mattress cover, I pity ur country.

  5. @edDREAMZ

    April 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Nigeria and there daily disappoint is and will never be a thing of surprise to me again…
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  6. Lesley Agams

    April 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I visited asokoro and maitama hospitals today. Met medical directors and victims. Victims ARE being fed, looked well cared for. Only those waiting surgery not allowed to eat as part of medical protocol. However both hospitals expressed need for toiletries. Donate if you can. Show solidarity with fellow citizens and help

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