My first grandchild died due to medical neglect at a government hospital — Senate President, Akpabio

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio has revealed that his grandchild d#ed of medical neglect at a federal medical centre through bleeding in 2019.

Akpabio spoke on Friday, August 4, 2023, on the floor of the upper legislative chamber during the screening of Tunji Alausa, President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial nominee.

Alausa, a nephrologist, was grilled on how the nation’s healthcare system can be improved and fake drugs eliminated in pharmaceutical stores. After he was done with proffering solutions to the country’s healthcare crisis, Akpabio said he is a victim of medical neglect.

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“Every other person has been a victim of medical neglect,” he said.

Akpabio said Tinubu’s government must be “a corrective administration” to tackle the failures in the nation’s health sector.

Health is wealth. There is no way a country can be wealthy when its people are not healthy,” he said.


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