Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has conveyed her dissatisfaction about an unnamed hospital that declined to treat a dying patient despite making payment.
Tonto Dikeh indicated that she visited a hospital with a dying patient, but was asked to make a payment to the tune of 1 million naira before treatment would commence.
She said she paid 500 thousand in cash, and also submitted a cheque but no one listened to them. She painfully shared that Nigeria’s health care system is ridiculously of low standard.
She posted on her Instagram, “Our healthcare is ridiculously and painfully on Zero percentage. How can a hospital refuse to treat a dying patient? You asked for 1 million naira, I gave you 500k cash and a cheque still no one will attend to them.. it’s not like you need to buy anything atm, I’m so sick and tired of dealing with these callous healthcare mishaps.”
Nigerian celebrities and students of tertiary institutions have in various situations complained of the same attitude by some hospitals in the country and health care system in tertiary institutions who most times lead to the demise of such patients.
By Damilola Olufemi