Woman Abandoned By Husband In Hospital Over Inability To Pay N520,000 Hospital Bill
A woman has cried out for help from
charitable Nigerians since her husband abandoned her in a hospital four months ago because he could not pay the medical bill of over N520,000.
The 39-year old mother of seven, Mrs. Uzoamaka Onu, who had a cancer operation is currently stuck in the New Mayor Hospital and Fertility Centre, Nkpor in Anambra due to none payment of the bill.
Report from the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said Mrs. Onu, a food vendor from Okpoto community in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi, could not get in touch with her husband after several attempt for four months, hence the conclusion that the man has abandoned her to fate.
Here’s her full story:
“My husband stopped visiting the hospital after I successfully underwent a surgery on my right brea$t.
“Though I do not blame him for absconding because he had suffered a lot since 2013 when signs of cancer started manifesting.
“He (my husband) sells rat poison and cannot afford the money to pay the balance and I think that is why he has run away.
“My problem started in 2013 when I started experiencing excruciating pain in my body, specifically in my lungs. I started visiting patent medicine stores for solution, but unfortunately that compounded my problems.
“However, it was on the advice of some friends and family members that I decided to visit General Hospital, Abakiliki where I was diagnosed with brea$t cancer. “I am appealing to good spirited Nigerians to come to my aid and help me to get back home.”
Mrs. Onu’s predicament was confirmed by the hospitals medical director, Dr. Ben Ossai who described the her situation as extremely sympathetic.
According the doctor, her right brea$t was in a deteriorating state and was emitting offensive odour due to the devastation the ailment had caused, hence the necessity to surgically remove the affected brea$t.