COVID-19. ABUJA HOSPITAL REJECTED GOVERNOR OKEZIE IKPEAZU OF ABIA STATE.
A private hospital in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, has rejected the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu (Ph.D), who sought treatment there for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The hospital, located in the Gudu area of the FCT, turned him down on the excuse “that they are into kidney transplant and cannot afford an iota of infection”, a source close to the elitist medical facility told News Express on Tuesday.
“Ikpeazu has been in Abuja for four days. After being diagnosed positive for COVID-19, he sought treatment at Zenith Hospital, Gudu, but they refused. They are into kidney transplant and cannot afford an iota of infection,” the source said.
Asked where Ikpeazu was eventually admitted for treatment, the source said: “They moved him to a private facility.”
OUR Reporter had last night broken the news of Governor Ikpeazu being flown out of Abia State in search of treatment for COVID-19. Sources close to the Government House, Umuahia, had disclosed that he was “flown to Abuja for treatment and was not in Abia State as at last week Saturday.”
Ikpeazu’s positive test result was announced on Monday by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu. This is contrary to the practice of governors who contract COVID-19 personally announcing it on camera and assuring their subjects as they proceed for treatment.
Confirming the status of the Governor, Okiyi had said: “The Governor confirmed that the second test carried out on his sample by the NCDC laboratory returned a positive result.