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YABATECH students on rampage over colleague’s death

By Evelyn Usman

Students of Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Lagos, yesterday, went on rampage, protesting the death of a final year student at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Ebutte-Meta.

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Late Dazan Mautin Charity

They said their colleague’s death was due to negligence on the part of medical staff at the hospital, threatened to raze Yaba Medical Centre and the hospital, calling for the Medical Director’s resignation.

Late Dazan Mautin Charity, a Higher National Diploma, HND, student of Office Technology, Bilingual (French), was to conclude her final examination next Monday.

How she died

One of the students, Olamide, who rushed late Charity to the hospital, told Vanguard: “We rushed her to the medical centre by 12noon yesterday (Tuesday).

“They told us there was no bed space and we waited for four hours before drugs were given her.”

He said although a doctor directed that she be admitted, a nurse sent them away, only for her case to get worse when they got to the hostel.

On returning to the centre at about 10p.m, they were reffered to Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Meta, where they were made to cough out N35,000 before treatment could begin.

It was while all these were going on that Charity passed on at about 2a.m. yesterday


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