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Why Kogi Medical Centre Was Attacked – State Govt.

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The Kogi state government on Wednesday disclosed the reason behind the attack on the Federal Medical Centre.

Why Kogi Medical Centre Was Attacked - State Govt.
Why Kogi Medical Centre Was Attacked – State Govt.

TALKGLITZ had earlier reported that some unknown gunmen stormed the hospital destroying some properties and also carting away documents and laptops.

Reacting to the attack, Kingsley Fanwo, the state’s commissioner of information and communications, said the incident was barely a protest by relatives of patients abandoned in the hospital.

“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.

“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.

“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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