A 300 level student of the University of Benin, has lost his life after he was allegedly denied urgent medical attention from the school medical team.
Austin Okafor, a 300 level Entrepreneurship student of the Department of Management Sciences, University of Benin, lost his life yesterday at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) after he was rushed from the school health centre following health complications which disrupted his exams.
According to reports, Okafor, who was said to be a sickle cell patient, had gone to the Health Centre on October, 2, 2018, for medical attention and was referred to the Uniben Teaching Hospital, on Wednesday morning, after he started urinating blood.
It was gathered that despite the emergency situation, the ambulance conveying him with no life support facilities, was still made to stop at the Student Affairs Division to obtain a clearance permit before he could be treated at UBTH.
However, after about a 35-minute delay in getting him to UBTH, Okafor died while doctors were struggling to resuscitate him at the Accident & Emergency Ward after another 15 minutes of negligence.
His corpse has been deposited in the mortuarary were he is expected to be taken for burial soon.