FAMILY OF LAGOS NURSE WHO DIED FROM EBOLA ALLEGES NEGLECT

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The family of Justina Ejelonu (pictured), one of the health workers at First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos who died of Ebola after contracting the deadly disease from Liberian Patrick Sawyer has accused government and the hospital where the deceased last worked of neglect.

Nurse Justina died on August 12, at the Ebola Ward of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba where she was kept in quarantined. Her father, Chief Sam Ejelonu made the allegation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Owerri.

He said that since the death of Justina, no member of staff of the hospital had visited the family.

NAN reports that Justina was said to be pregnant as of the time she was infected with the virus while attending to Sawyer.
Ejelonu said, “I heard of my daughter’s predicament leading to her untimely death, in the news.

“No person from the hospital or Imo State Government has visited to sympathise with my family on her death.”

He told NAN that he only received calls from two people who probably called from the hospital to express their sympathy.

“The most painful report to the family is that Imo Government wants to immortalise Justina for her patriotism.

“No contact was made with the family from the government’s side.”

Ejelonu described the treatment from Justina’s employer as unfair.(NAN)

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