The NYSC member serving with Channels TV, Precious Owolabi, was reportedly refused treatment by several hospitals after he was hit by a stray bullet during the Shiites – Police clash yesterday in Abuja.
A colleague of the deceased, Chamberlain Usoh mentioned this while speaking on Channels TV live this morning.
Speaking, Chamberlain said
”Given what transpired, there are many ifs and buts because following the accounts of how he eventually lost his life, when he was shot and the stray bullet hit him, they had been taken him to several hospitals and it is one of the issues that we raise consistently on this programme, how that needs to become history in this country where when people are taken to the hospital, the hospitals for one reason or the other, you find out that for one reason or the other, treatments cannot be administered on accident victims because in many cases, it is no fault of theirs.
We do know that we have taken the Former Minister of Health on this issue and he said that the hospitals have got to treat these people. The National Assembly also waded in on this particular scenario. It turns out that it is not yet been fully implemented”.