workers use proxy to bare frustrations on avoidable risks of infection
they are subjected to at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital
where three VIP coronavirus cases died in five days.
the Hippocratic Oath, it was impossible, last week, for former
Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital (BMH), now Rivers State
University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH), Port Harcourt, to conceal the
identity of three Very Important Personalities (VIPs)who died of
suspected coronavirus within five days.
isolation centres equipped by Governor Nyesom Wike, now appears as the
preferred destination for VIP cases in Rivers.
that Amaehwule Anele, Director of Treasury at the State Ministry
Finance, had died of the pandemic at the place.
Executive Director, Finance and Administration (EDFA), Niger Delta
Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Ibanga Etang, and Chairman, Asari
Toru Local Government, Odiari Princewill, who were both announced dead,
were also said to have been patients at same Covid-19 facility.
Port Harcourt cemetery almost immediately by health officials fully clad
in Covid-19 PPEs under supervision of the state Health Commissioner,
Dr. Princewill Chike.
suddenness in the case of the NDDC EDFA where the rumour mill buzzed on
alleged extraneous premeditated causes due to the external and internal
heat the commission’s Interim Management Committee faces.
facility also bared frustrations of medical staff members who had to use
a proxy to protest unavoidable risks of infection they were being
subjected, due to alleged unsafe actions of the authorities at the