Written by akbc on April 24, 2020
In the meantime, controversy is trailing the death of the
seventy-year-old woman in Enugu suspected o
Coronavirus who though tested negative, died a day after
her result was out.
A lady who claimed to be her daughter is accusing the
Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, of negligence.
According to the woman, her mother died of stigma and
negligence on the part of health workers in the hospital.
She alleged also that the isolation centre at the Colliery
Hospital, where her mother was isolated while her test
was going on, was in a dilapidated environment that
seems to have been left uninhabited over a long period of
In a letter to the Governor of Enugu State and published
on the social media, the daughter of the deceased
accused the State government of not being prepared to
A senior health officer from the Enugu State Ministry of
Health, who pleaded anonymity, said it might not be easy
for states to set up the test laboratory because of its
expensive nature and the fact that they may not be able
to follow protocol.