Adewole Warns Hospitals To Cease Demanding Cash To Launch Our bodies Of Lagos College Constructing Collapse Victims
Minister of Well being, Professor Issac Adewole, has warned authorities officers in hospitals demanding gratification from survivors of the Lagos constructing collapse to desist from such or face heavy sanctions.
The warning is contained in a press assertion by the Minister, signed by Adeola Salako, Director Public Affairs, Ministry of Well being, on Friday.
SaharaReporters had on Thursday reported after investigations that mortuary workers on the Basic Hospital, Marina, Lagos have been demanding cash from among the bereaved members of the family earlier than the discharge of the physique of their family members.
The request by the hospital workers is opposite to a directive issued by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode that each one payments can be borne by the state authorities, when he visited the scene of resuce operations.
Adewole “warned that any authorities official caught extorting any survivor or demanding for gratification shall be made to face strict disciplinary actions”.
He mentioned “demanding that survivors who’re already traumatized to pay for medical payments shouldn’t be solely unethical but additionally prison”.
The Minister known as on members of the family who’ve proof of such extortion to contact the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Well being, Dr Titilayo Goncalves, on O8023049478 with genuine proof.
SaharaReporters, New York
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