Panic As Patients Flee Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Over Corpse Of Ebola...

Panic As Patients Flee Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Over Corpse Of Ebola Victim

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on August 30, 2014
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File Photo: NIgerian hospital ward in Port Harcourt

Doctor Iyke Sam Enemuo who died on August 25, 2014 from Ebola virus treated a diplomat, a staff of Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS, who escaped from a quarantine centre in Lagos to Port Harcourt.

The remains of the late Dr Enemuo was deposited at the morgue of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital causing tension as families hurriedly discharged their relatives from the hospital. Some workers in the morgue lamented that they were not told when the corpse was brought in, that it was a case of Ebola virus, according to Vanguard.

A top staff of the hospital who spoke anonymously said there was no need to panic as all measures had been taken to ensure the corpse did not create problem for staff.

Residents who offered comments to newsmen said the corpse should have been cremated. “Since a test had confirmed that it was an Ebola case, cremation should have been done on it rather than keep it in the morgue”.

“Government should shut down the morgue”, another staff said.


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