Hospital Refutes Allegations Of Negligence Over Death Of TSU Student

The management of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Jalingo, in Taraba State, has denied claims that its medical experts were negligent in the treatment of a 400-level student of the State University, TSU.

The hospital was recently accused of not being proactive when the 400-level student whose life was cut short by a hit-and-run driver was brought in as an emergency case to the hospital.

Denying the allegations in a press statement on Thursday, the FMC management in Jalingo, urged the public to disregard the report, describing it as misleading.

The hospital, through the Head of the Public Relations Unit, Agev Joseph Terlumun, claimed the author of the allegations did not balance the report before going to the press.

“The online news jumped to conclusions that the medical team of the hospital neglected to urgently attend to Joseph Afara upon presentation leading to his demise.

“Joseph Afara was presented to our facility by members of the Federal Road Safety Commission in their ambulance. He was wheeled into the accident and emergency unit of the hospital at a busy period with several patients presenting various emergency cases.” The hospital stated.

“The late student was promptly attended to by the casualty doctor on duty and the orthopaedic team on call.”

He explained that the patient, after examination by the casualty officer, was assessed to have sustained multiple frictional burns, a head injury, and an avulsion injury on the right thigh and was in shock.

The FMC then appealed to the press to always verify their sources before reaching out to the public.

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