According to Ngozichukwu, her burn victim sister passed away after suffering from the pain of rejection. Here’s what she wrote;
‘DABERECHI my little sister is gone, oh lord you are the only one who can console me from this pain of my little sister who passed away yesterday after she has suffered from the pain of rejection, after she has been rejected from all the whole general hospitals in lagos. May your gentle soul rest in peace (AMEN)’
Recall that in July 2017, controversy arose over the death of a 29-year-old graduate of the University of Bauchi, Kolawole Idowu, at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Family members of the victim said although Kolawole died at LASUTH, they believed his condition was worsened by doctors at the Ikeja Medical Centre, a private facility on Allen Avenue, Ikeja.
It was gathered that Kolawole, who concluded his youth service in Lagos sometime in April, took ill a few days afterwards.
He was reported to have complained of “teary eyes and body pains” and had gone to the Ikeja Medical Centre, which was the family hospital. It was gathered that like other children of the family, he was born at the hospital.
After a doctor allegedly recommended some malaria drugs and later an eye drop, the situation was said to have worsened, leading to his admission to the hospital.
The hospital later said he was manifesting signs of a mental illness and began treating him for “psychosis.”
When there was no improvement, the hospital was said to have referred him to LASUTH, where he went into a coma and later died at the Intensive Care Unit.