SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, has recounted how four government hospitals rejected an accident victim brought in by his colleagues.
According to the PPRO, the critically injured victim was found by officers on early morning patrol and taken to the hospitals. It was the fourth hospital asked for one million Naira deposit before commencing treatment.
“Officers on early morning patrol found a man critically injured as he had just been involved in a lone motorcycle accident. The police officers quickly took him to the nearest hospital. The hospital rejected him,” he wrote on X.
“They rushed to another hospital, again rejected. And they went to the third hospital. Of course, they were going farther and spending more time. Again rejected!
“The claim this time was that there was no ICU. Then, the fourth hospital, ‘Bring One Million Naira deposit.’ You guessed right: they headed in earnest for the fifth hospital. Luckily, they were accepted
“Things we go through daily, but less talked about. PS: All five hospitals are government hospitals. Not indicting anyone. They could have had their limitations too. Just sharing part of our daily experiences,”
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