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November 28, 2016 – Accident Victim Abandoned At Kubwa General Hospital Over Unpaid N3500 Medical Bill

James Omase, an accident victim was reportedly refused medical attention for three hours on Saturday by the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja over his inability to pay a N3, 500 bill.

Omase was taken to the hospital around 6pm but the medical personnel refused to attend to him until around 9pm, when his employer showed up and paid the bill.

The 20-year old was riding a motorcycle along Arab Road, Kubwa, when another rider rammed into him, causing him to fall and sustain injuries.

The young man, who worked as a security guard in a residential building, lost two teeth and also sustained an injury on his upper lips, had bruises on his head, right upper arm and on both hands.

Omase explained to Northern City News on Sunday that he offered the nurses the N2,500 on him but they allegedly declined to accept it, insisting that he would not be treated until he paid the full amount.

He said:

“I was involved in the accident around 5pm but nobody took me to the hospital till 6pm. I was on the ground in pains and people were passing by, nobody volunteered to take me to the hospital.

“It was a friend who saw me lying along the road, that took me to the hospital. But when I got there, the nurses said they won’t attend to me until I paid N3,500 for treatment. I told them I had N2,500 but they refused to accept it or attend to me.

“I was lying on a bench in pains for many hours. It was a neighbour, who learnt that I was involved in an accident, that went to inform my employers, who came to the hospital around 9pm and paid the money before I was treated.”

Omase, who had difficulty responding to questions, on account of the pain from his injuries, said his father requested that he should be discharged from the hospital for treatment in his village, Anji, in Kaduna State.

[Punch NG]



  1. sola olaniyi

    November 28, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    his employer should be take up the bill nah

  2. fifelomo

    November 28, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    ….too bad, he was charged N3500 and he offered N2500 yet he was denied treatment. Not nice at all.

  3. D Hunter

    November 28, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    So that means, if he were to die simply because of the N1000 difference, the sick hospital wouldn‘t have bothered?
    Chai… See country! Na place to live be this? No love no compassion, no care, no patriotism inspite of the more numbers of churches than mosques.
    May God have mercy on us.

    And by the way, who was that cow brainy idiot that caused the accident in the first place? Why wasn‘t he held responsible for his stupidity but allowed to escaped just like that? Leaving this innocent guy in pain and shame?


  4. Blessed Anima

    November 28, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    This is absolute cruelty, denying him medical attention because he couldn’t pay N3,500. Where’s the compassion! I wish him a speedy recovery.

  5. Tee

    November 29, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Wow! Just because of 1000 naira difference , how wicked and callous ! this is Naija for you where everyone is holier than thou and whiter than snow.Humm no empathy no humanity,last week i came across a video on youtube showing a scene of an accident on Lagos expressway, come and see how people standby and watched and using their phones to record instead of helping the ones that are still alive and moving and screaming, it was a sad scene.

    I wish you quick recovery.

  6. dada

    November 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    mmm member should do something

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