Rivers govt wants detailed probe of UNIPORT student’s death

The Rivers State Government has urged the management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, to carry out a full scale investigation into the incidents that led to the death of a 200 level student of Theatre Art, Miss Kelechi Precious.

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A statement, yesterday, by the media office of the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Ipalibo Banigo by her media secretary, Mr. Paul Damgbor, urged the management of UPTH to investigate the death of the student and punish those found wanting to avoid future reoccurrence.

Dr. Banigo who condoled with the management and students of UPTH, and family of the girl for the untimely demise, described the death as unfortunate.

She said that the incident was a wake up call to hospital authorities, nurses and doctors in both public and private sectors to be alive to their responsibilities to their patients, calling on medical practitioners to always show compassion in their profession.

Banigo also enjoined the students of Uniport to maintain calm and desist from taking laws into their hands.

Meanwhile, the Management of UPTH has said it had already commenced investigation into the events that led to the death of the student


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