The tragedy of a nation reared its ugly head on Monday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when a 39 years old man, Progress Dennis, who was attacked by hoodlums, was refused treatment by the staff of a hospital because the alert of N30, 000 he transferred to the hospital had not received.
A Rivers State based popular comedian, KO baba, who shared the sad incident on the social media, said Progress Dennis was his friend.
According to KO Baba, Dennis was returning from a church thanksgiving service when he was attacked by hoodlums along Artillery road. He was rushed to Datta Medical center.
The hospital reportedly asked for a N25, 000 deposit to be paid before they would commence treatment. However, after a deposit of N30, 000 was made through online transfer but the hospital had not received an alert, the nurses and doctors allegedly refused to commence treatment, insisting they have to see a bank alert for the deposit.
Sadly, the hospital staff left Dennis to bleed to death while they waited for the alert. His corpse was released for burial on Tuesday, 18, December, 2018. Meanwhile, his friends are demanding for justice from the hospital.