The picture of Orile-Agege General Hospital is in such a sorry state that patients admitted for treatment sleep either on hard wooden benches or on the cold dry floor.
The care-givers at this same hospital were reported last week to have fled on sighting a patient whom they suspected has the Lassa fever.
The state of the hospital is a sharp contrast with the positioning of Governor Ambode-led administration as a state that is in alignment with global best practice.
InsideMainland spoke with the Acting Managing Director of the 108 bedded facility, who claimed that the hospital took an unusually large number of patients all of a sudden last weekend and were constrained to provide care beyond what the hospital could handle.
The Acting Managing Director(who refused to give her name) , but whom InsideMainland spoke to through Mrs. Adesegun, the Hospital’s Administrator, said “We had to stabilize the critically ill who came in large numbers, and were referred to other hospitals thereafter”.
She also refuted reports that the caregivers at the hospital fled from a patient suspected to be infested with the Lassa fever.
Ajayi Oluwarotimi, who reported the story on his blog – http://ajayiwrites.blogspot.com.ng told InsideMainland that rats roamed the hospital freely as the patients lie in uncomfortable conditions.