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Family of three-year-old boy who died in Lagos hospital demands justice

By Ijeoma Odia
25 September 2022   |   12:07 pm
A three-year-old Child died on Friday at the Maternal and Child Care Hospital, Ogombo, Ajah due to alleged negligence.

The three-year-old boy who died.

Three-year old boy dies in Lagos hospital after injection, family demand justice
A three-year-old Child died on Friday at the Maternal and Child Care Hospital, Ogombo, Ajah due to alleged negligence.

His mother, Loveth Nwogu who spoke exclusively to The Guardian said her son had Nasal Congestion and she decided to take him to the hospital for proper treatment before resuming school on Monday.

According to her, the first night he was treated and given an injection, her bubbly child vomited and emptied his stomach before sleeping off. The second time was what took his life.”

She said the doctor and nurse who injected the child are nowhere to be found since the incident occurred.

While the family was still trying to comprehend what had just happened to their son, the hospital reportedly went ahead to report the matter at a police station nearby.

In a video the boy’s father made immediately after the son gave up, he accused the hospital of negligence and called the medical staff out for going ahead to report the incident at the Ogombo Police Station, Ajah without first explaining what led to the death of the boy to the family.

According to the father and mother, the child’s medical file cannot be accessed as the hospital has refused to release it.

The hospital management has not given any information regarding the incident.

Attempts by The Guardian to reach the hospital management have not been successful even as at the time of filing this report.