I Lost My Only Child Due To Under-Staffed Clinic- Father Of 1-Year Old Boy Who Died In Ondo Hospital Weeps Bitterly

The death of Dominion Akintan, a year old boy who died in Okitipupa General Hospital, Ondo State has continued to trigger outrage by members of the public.

The little boy was said to have been rushed to the medical facility on Saturday for blood transfusion but unfortunately he could not make it. He died in the process of trying to take him to a private hospital where he could be immediately attended to.

According to an eyewitness, Ekundayo Ayorinde who shared the sad development with the Punch Correspondent in Ondo State, when the child was taken to the hospital, the entire place was in darkness.

He explained that he had to use his phone to illuminate the environment so they could see. And on getting to the hospital building, there was not a single doctor or Nurse on duty that could attend to the boy.

He revealed that after 15 minutes of shouting, a nurse who was available called a doctor but the doctor responded that he was on casual leave and could not come around.

While narrating the incident in tears, the late child father, Olawale Akintan confirmed that the boy was his only child.

He said, “On Saturday, I rushed my baby, Dominion Akintan, to that general hospital by 9pm. On getting there, I was told to go to the emergency ward. I rushed to that place and kept shouting for help for over 15 minutes, but no one came out to attend to me.

“Unfortunately, I lost my boy on the way to a nearby private hospital. My boy was in need of blood. He gave up before any attention could be given to him.

“I lost my only child, and it was painful. I am not in a good condition right now. My wife is depressed. I don’t know how my family will get out of this pain. I cannot explain why a state hospital will not have medical personnel to attend to patients. 

“The government needs to bring professionals to that hospital; they should hire trained doctors and pay them so they can be willing to work there.”

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