PAINFUL: Pregnant woman dies after hospital rejects her during elections

Saturday’s presidential election turned sour for a pregnant woman in Port Harcourt as she was rejected by three hospitals because of the polls


It was gathered that from close relatives and neighbours of the woman, identified as Mrs Emem, that she entered labour around 7.30a.m. on Saturday, and was immediately rushed to Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, at Old GRA, Port Harcourt by good spirited neighbours as her husband was away on work engagements outside the city.

However, on getting to BSMH, the doctors around, rejected her, citing the presidential election about to begin by 8 a.m. that day as reason for their action.

According to our sources, every plea by the woman’s relatives and neighbours who took her to the hospital fell on deaf ears despite her critical as she was already bleeding by then.

Even after the hospital officials were reminded that election does not affect the work of medical doctors and nurses, they still refused to attend to the woman.

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