A three-month-old baby has reportedly died after falling from the Garki General Hospital, Abuja. A report published in Punch claimed the baby fell from the first floor of the hospital in the early hours of Sunday.
A security guard at the hospital said the mother of the three-month-old baby and two others were on their way to the emergency ward when the incident occurred.
He said, “A woman along with two others were on the top floor, rushing to the emergency ward, when the baby she was carrying, slipped from her grip and fell to the ground floor. The baby’s neck got broken in the process and died.”
The Medical Director, MD of the hospital, Dr. Adamu Onu, declined comment on the incident when he was contacted.
When quizzed if the matter was reported to the police authority, the Medical Director said patients were entitled to their privacy and he would not divulge any further information.
He said, “An incident happened in the hospital but it is not something I will like to divulge for the patient confidentiality reasons. I cannot go beyond what I am telling you at the moment. I cannot say anything beyond what I have said.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO FCT Command, Anjuguri Manza, said he had not heard about the report, adding that it was likely that no report was lodged in any police station.
“I don’t think this case has been reported to the police. Ask the hospital if they reported the matter to the nearest police station,” Manza said.