Senator Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate ready to supervise the election of other leaders of the Senate.

Why Godswill Akpabio lost grandchild

Why Godswill Akpabio lost grandchild

By Jonas Happy

One of the major reasons why many people, especially well-to-do people, who have sick people to treat avoid seeking medical attention from government owned hospitals have come to light.

Many afflicted by aiments brought for treatment in public hospitals, it has been stated on the floor of the Senate, die largely as a result of gross medical neglect.

Senator Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate


Senate President Godswill Akpabio who spoke during the screening of a nominee whose name was forwarded for confirmation before the Senate revealed how his grandchild died.

Akpabio said the late child gave up due to what he described as medical neglect in a government hospital.

The Senate was screening Tunji Alausa when Akpabio dropped the hint on the floor.

“My first grandchild died in a federal medical centre through bleeding in 2019″, the Senate President revealed.

According to Akpabio who is “first among equals” in the Senate, “He was receiving drip and it was tissued in the night. There was no help. No doctor or nurse.”

He narrated how the kid struggled in vain to survive after falling off the hospital bed and gasping for air as blood drained from the fragile body

“He bled until he lost 60 percent of his blood, and almost going mental, he struggled and fell on the floor looking for water to drink.

“And rolled on the floor till the early morning dew. That is where they found him. By that time, he had gone into a coma.

” I was on my way to the 2019 rally in Port Harcourt when they called me. They brought a defibrillator to revive the heart, but it didn’t work.

“I also used my hand and struggled with my personal physician, I couldn’t revive him. I had to close his eyes and put him in the mortuary”, Akpabio disclosed.

Akpabio noted he was shocked to learn that the defibrillator was last put to use eight years ago.

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