The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital was closed down by students of UNIPORT in protest for poor medical treatment.
Some students of the University of Port Hacourt UNIPORT, closed down University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in protest. They students claimed that the hospital was fond of neglecting students and denying them of adequate medical treatment.
Aggrieved University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, students, on Monday, chased away all the doctors and nurses. They locked up the hospital gate, barring movement in and out of the health facility.
The students claimed that over 20 of their colleagues have died in UPTH as a result of negligence.
The most recent of the death is that of a female final year student of Theater Art who died, Sunday night, in UPTH after doctors and nurses in the hospital allegedly refused to attended to her.
They decried the ppor medical treatment they receive in the hospital even with the medical fees they pay.
Miss Judith, one of the leaders of the protesting UNIPORT students alleged that;
We are angry because we have lost another of our student again in UPTH, a 200 level student of Theatre Art.
She died because of neglect by the doctors and nurses in that hospital. How could it be that a student slumped and students rushed her to UPTH but the doctors left her for over six hours without treatment and the poor girl died.
We want the world to hear the injustice that we are facing here even in the hand of the doctors in our institution’s hospital. The doctors abandoned her without treatment.
They gave excuses that do not worth it: saying no bed to keep her, no fuel, no ambulance until she died. The Doctors forgot that we pay for health.
We want the government to sanction the school and UPTH for this, as well compel them to do a review of their policies as it concerns students health.
Some of the patients in the wards have expressed fear that the protest by UNIPORT students may result to strike by the doctors in UPTH.