About five high-profile healthcare facilities in Abuja have rejected a sick businesswoman who fell ill at an unnamed hotel in Gwarimpa, a high-brow area in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
PRNigeria gathered that the 65-year-old woman was rushed to the hospitals when it was discovered that she could not sit or stand, few hours after she checked into the hotel facility.
One of the managers of the hotel, who simply gave his name as Samuel, said the aged businesswoman was rejected by the National Hospital, Gwarimpa Hospital and three other health-care facilities in the FCT.
Speaking in a viral video, the hotelier said most of the hospitals ‘chased them away’, citing lack of bed space as reason for the rejection.
According to him, doctors at most of the hospitals believed that the woman’s temperature was still normal, and not yet a cause for alarm.
“This is the fifth hospital we have visited today from 7 am to now, which is already 8:30 pm,” Samuel said at the Gwarimpa Hospital, which is closed to their hotel.
“Right now, the woman is lying inside the ambulance. And we have to pay for every trip using the ambulance, from National Hospital to the other four hospitals.
“In each of the hospitals we visited, it was the same story of no bed space to admit her. We have been running helter-skelter since morning to ensure that nothing tragic happens to her.
“The best, medical personnel at the five hospitals did for us, is to check the woman’s temperature. And after certifying that she is not having high temperature, they separately told us it’s not corona. Hence, we should just take her back home,” he said.