Outrage over dead of robbery victim ‘denied’ treatment by Lagos clinic

By Precious Igbonwelundu


Public outrage on Wednesday greeted news of the death of a young woman Moradeun Balogun who was stabbed by armed robbers and allegedly denied treatment by a Lagos hospital.

It was gathered that the robbery incident occurred Monday evening while the lady, a podcast host, was returning from work.

She was said to have been stabbed on the neck by her attackers and was rushed to R. Jolad Hospital located at New Garage, 1, Akindele Road, Gbagada, where she died on Tuesday morning following the hospital’s alleged refusal to commence treatment without a police report.

The Nation reports that many Nigerians have lost their lives in such circumstances despite legal provisions mandating hospitals in the country to prioritise saving lives above every other thing.

The right to life is a constitutional right as provided for in Section 33(1). Then, Section 20 of the National Health Act, 2014 clearly states that a healthcare provider, health worker or establishment…

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