Confusion As Hospital Returns Patient To Husband’s Shop In Ibadan

Fear Of Contracting Disease Scare Residents


It was an atmosphere of confusion as when as a sick woman identified as Blessing Ayeni was dropped at the frontage of her husband’s shop by officials of an undisclosed hospital at Desalu Street, Odo-Ona, in the Ibadan South-West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Remilekun Tawose who was an eyewitness said officials of the hospital claimed that Blessing had been abandoned at the hospital since last year the decided to drop her off at her husband shop where he sells alcoholic drinks.

TribuneOnline gathered that representatives of the hospital told some residents that they had on a series of occasions visited the husband to come take responsibility for the medical bills of his sick wife without any positive response from him.

Tawose quoted the hospital representatives who claimed that the immediate family members of Blessing initially showed up at the hospital but later stopped for reasons unknown to the hospital authority.

As of the time TribuneOnline got to where the sick woman was dropped, she was still lying on the floor, looking frail under the scorching sun, while residents watched helplessly.

Tawose, while speaking further with TribuneOnline, said, “The reason we don’t know what to do at the moment is that officials of the hospital told us that we should not move closer to the sick woman because the ailment she is suffering from is contagious.”

Efforts to locate Blessing’s husband to get his side of the story proved abortive, as he was nowhere to be found, just as his shop was under lock.