The Garki General Hospital, Abuja has finally reacted to a report that it denied corps member, Nkechi Igwetu, treatment after being shot by a police officer, Wednesday night in Abuja.
Newsmen had reported that Igwetu was allegedly shot dead on Wednesday, 4th of July, 2018 by a SARS officer identified as Benjamin Peters leaving her critically wounded.
It was reported that the corps member died after the hospital refused to attend to her, demanding for a police report.
But, reacting the hospital’s Medical Director, Essen Nyomudim in a Press release on Thursday, described the allegations as false and malicious.
Nyomudim said the corps member was brought in a critical condition, adding that the accident and emergency team tried their best to save her life.
The statement reads: “The attention of Garki Hospital Abuja has been drawn to certain defamatory rumors peddled on the social media on the unfortunate incident that happened to a promising young lady, Angela Igwetu who was cut short at the prime of her life.
“Garki Hospital deeply sympathizes with the family of the deceased, the NYSC and Nigeria as a whole on the loss of Miss Igwetu.
“Garki Hospital wishes to state as follows: The purported complicity of Garki Hospital Abuja in denying Miss Igwele treatment and allowing her to bleed to death while asking for a police report is false and malicious.
“Garki Hospital Abuja does not demand for the police report before attending to Trauma Patients at her Accident and Emergency department.
“Garki Hospital does not demand payment before stabilizing Trauma Patients. It is a Tradition that we do not compromise.
“To set the records straight, Miss Igwetu was brought to our hospital at about 3.40am on 4th July, 2018 in a very precarious condition. The doctors on duty at the Accident and Emergency unit, including the consultant surgeon on call, battled to provide necessary care to save her life including blood transfusions and limited surgery. This was done without payment. Unfortunately, she died despite all efforts to save her life.
“The purported reports on the mainstream and social media were all pushed out without any recourse to verification from Garki Hospital.
“Garki Hospital DEMANDS immediate rebuttal of all such reports from all mainstream and social media WITHIN 48 HOURS as well as published APOLOGY to Garki Hospital for misinforming the public and publishing MALICIOUS GOSSIP.
“Failure to publish the required rebuttals and apology would compel Garki Hospital to take legal actions against such media houses.
We also encourage the media to always take a step further by confirming the information they are fed with before broadcasting it to the general public.
“Be reassured, the management and staff of Garki Hospital Abuja are very committed to our singular duty: Saving Lives.”