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Ogun Govt. Clears Air on Allegation by Relative of Deceased Woman

Ogun State Government says no woman has died within the premises of its Primary Health Center at Joju area in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government due to neglect and access denial to medical facilities.

A statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said thorough investigation carried out by the Ministry into an incident credited to a woman, who claimed her sister died after she was sent out of health facility on the suspicion of COVID 19, revealed that the  allegations were borne out of gross misinformation and misrepresentation of facts.

Dr. Coker said the deceased did not present herself for treatment at the facility as alleged and could not have been turned back.

The commissioner, while commiserating with the family of the deceased, reiterated the utmost commitment of th administration to the welfare and healthcare of every Ogun State indigene and residents

Dr. Coker stressed that healthcare workers across Ogun State are professionals, trained to deliver compassionate care. 

She also commended media practitioners for supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and urged them to exercise restraints in news breaking by diligently ascertaining the facts surrounding sensitive events.

Wale Oluokun

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