Mr. Akinleye Sheridun has narrated how he lost two of his babies at the General Hospital in Ede, Osun state over negligent, lack of equipment, and poor healthcare delivery.
Sheridun narrating the incident, said his wife put to bed triplet on Saturday at the General Hospital, Ede at about 7:00 pm. The Doctor on duty, having noticed the babies were not breathing well, referred them to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesha.
Sheridun, however, said they waited for over 30 minutes before they could get a car that conveyed them to Wesley Guild Hospital, a situation he said happened because the ambulance that was supposed to convey them has been grounded for over three years.
This is even as he said the babies were not placed on oxygen that will aid their survival and no medical worker was asked to accompany them to the referred hospital.
Worse still, he pointed out that the distance from Ede to Ilesha is more than 10 miles.
Sheridun, added that on reaching the Wesley hospital, one of the babies died at about 1.30: am and another 4:00 am leaving them with one baby.
A health worker who spoke to a community champion at the Ede General Hospital said at about 135 patients visit the hospital daily and while only two staff attend to them.
The staff explained that the Saturday incident happened because the Doctor on duty could not relieve his assistant to follow Sheridun as a result of many patients in the hospital that needed his attention.
MAWA FOUNDATION learned that there have been numerous Complaints to the Osun State Government regarding the poor nature of the hospital, but nothing has happened and no improvement made.
The Ede General Hospital continues to suffer neglect even as Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, the Osun state governor, signed the sum of N109 billion for the 2021 appropriation bill. And, in the budget, the state allocated the sum of N59.2 billion for Capital Expenditure and the Governor assured the budget will be for the welfare being of every citizen.
MAWA could not immediately reach out to Ede General Hospital for a response.