Following a recent THISDAY Newspapers' publication over negligence and unprofessional treatment received by a late staff of the company, Mr. Samuel Oluwaseun, who died on a road accident along Lokoja - Okene road, top management teams of the General Hospital, Okene and Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, Kogi State have been queried by the state government.
The query titled: "Embarrassing Report on Medical Attention and Emergency Management," dated June 29th, 2012 and signed by the Deputy Governor, Yomi Awoniyi, demanded an explanations over the issue to the state Governor, Captain Idris Ichalla Wada, by the hospitals involved.
It was gathered that the query was as a result of the story published in the Wednesday, June 27, 2012 edition of THISDAY Newspapers where the incompetence and insensitivity of the medical personnel were highlighted as it concerned Samuel's case.
The late Samuel, a driver with THISDAY, had gone through over 10 hours agonising pains between 1: 30p.m. and 11: 37p.m. on Thursday, June 20, without proper care before taking his last breath.
The expository write-up had pointed out that Samuel's death could have been averted if he received prompt and professional treatment in the hospitals.
The query also requested to know if as published in the report, when the victim was eventually transferred to Lokoja, no documentation and history was made available as would be expected.
A reliable source hinted that the eyebrows raised against the treatment meted on late Samuel was considered "unhelpful to the image of the state" and that as such, the state government is prepared to get to the root of the matter.
However, the state government, through a letter had commiserated with the Management of THISDAY Newspapers.