Men Deny Wives In Ebonyi Hospital To Avoid Payment Of Bills - Dr. Emeka Ogah

How Men Deny Wives In Ebonyi Hospital To Avoid Payment Of Bills
Dr. Emeka Ogah, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Alex Ekweme Federal University Teaching Hospital, AE-FTHA recently narrated how the high rate of poverty in Ebonyi State has made many men to deny their wives medical treatments.
He made this known while addressing Ebonyi State political stakeholders during the official launch of a PET Project of the wife of Ebonyi governor, Mrs Rechael Umahi, in Abakaliki.

According to him, “The wife of the governor has done well and has provided succour to many women in the state. We that are working in the hospital can testify that before now, a greater number of women will come with obstructed labour, and they will not come with any wrapper, or any cloth for the unborn child.

There are situations where a woman will come with somebody who is and should to be the husband but will deny that the man is her husband. This is because of poverty. This is because the man has threatened her never to say or agree that he is the husband,” he said.

He also lamented that such behaviours have negatively affected the hospital's growth, hence many of the patients who cannot afford the fees fail to pay the hospital after receiving treatments.

He further stated that a great number of patients spend longer time than expected in the hospital, thereby congesting the place and leaving no space for new patients.

The doctor further revealed that a number of patients attempt to run away after receiving their bills just to evade payments. This he also blamed on poverty, while praying for a change to occur soonest.

Meanwhile, Federal Government has promised to revive 10,000 primary healthcare centres in Nigeria.
Source| DailyPost.ng
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