Monday, January 24, 2022

Armed Robbers Cart Away New Born Babies From University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital

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 New reports have it that armed robbers on Sunday, attacked the premises of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, hand stole three new born babies from the pediatric ward of the hospital. According to Punch, the robbers numbering about 10, invaded the hospital with no mask on. They beat up hospital staff, attacked pregnant women in the pediatric ward before stealing the children. A nurse in the hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity, said“Sunday night, several armed robbers gained access to this (paediatric) unit. They came with guns and machetes. They beat up my colleagues and some nursing mothers. They took away some babies and money from the patients and nursing mothers. The security in this hospital has been very porous. Lives of patients, nurses and doctors are at risk. There is nowhere in this hospital that is safe. There is so much stealing going on. Visitors are no longer controlled. People troop into the wards without any check. Many, including thieves, come in the guise of being patients’ relatives. Hospital properties are stolen frequently, while electricity supply is a big challenge in the hospital, because the diesel and generator parts are stolen frequently by the workers and armed robbers.” The nurses also revealed that security at the hospital has not been tight for months as the private security firm employed by the Hospital management, withdrew their services due to non-payment of fees. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Thomas Agan, when contacted denied that the incident happened in the hospital. Photo Credit: Getty

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