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Abandoned patients’ relatives attacked FMC, Lokoja – Kogi government claims

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The Kogi State government has maintained that relatives of abandoned patients attacked the Federal Medical Centre, (FMC) Lokoja on Wednesday.

While reacting to the attack that disrupted FMC’s planned press conference where Laptops, phones and over valuables were. stolen, Kingsley Fanwo, State Commissioner of Information and Communications, said, “the relatives of the patients only embarked on a protest at the hospital.”

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“Preliminary findings revealed that the violence ensued when relations of patients in the medical facility protested against the failure of the management of the hospital to attend to them,” Fanwo said.

“Many people in the emergency ward were left unattended to and a mother delivered at the gate of the hospital. That generated a lot of public tension in the state.

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“Tension started building since yesterday when patients and their relatives learnt of a plan by the medical staff to stage a protest today, seeking protection from COVID-19.

“We urge the people of the state to remain calm as government will ensure maintenance of law and order.

“We also sue for calm and urge medical authorities to remain committed to their medical profession and responsibilities as Government will protect them in order to give them the confidence to deliver. Healthcare management must never be politicized.

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“Also, government will carry out further investigations to ascertain the remote causes of the breach of peace by the protesters and also address their fears.”

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