The federal government says legal action against Maitama General Hospital over the death of ‘one-chance’ victim Greatness Olorunfemi.
Women affairs minister Uju Ohanenye said this while addressing the journalists in Abuja.
Ms Ohanenye said a pre-action letter would be sent to some staff on duty and management at the hospital over the alleged negligence and refusal to treat Ms Olorunfemi before her death.
“We were able to get the names of those on duty that day, the medical director and chief matron, accident and emergency. We will sue the staff, which will make others sit up. We have written a pre-action letter, which they will get to tell them about our intention to take them to court,” stated the minister. “And we are giving them seven days to reply to that.”
Ms Ohanenye added, “Then we are writing to the Public Complaints Committee at the National Assembly to look into the matter and call not only these people but all the CMDs of hospitals in FCT and even across. They need to summon them for these issues to be addressed once and for all. Nigerians can not continue dying carelessly like that. Then, we are equally writing to the Senate President on the same issue.”
Ms Ohanenye noted that after the seven-day pre-action notice, the ministry of women affairs “through the minister for women affairs will stand for the lady, all Nigerian women and girls to defend them on this issue of treating them anyhow.”
Ms Ohanenye explained that she was informed the ministry was added to the investigation panel per Ms Olorunfemi’s demise, but she had yet to receive any official letter.