Osibanjo crash: Lack of Medical Facilities Scandalous, Says Dr. Ugbogada

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Chief Medical Director of Central Hospital Benin City, Dr Philip Ugbogada has urged the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)

By Ehi Ekhator

Chief Medical Director Central Hospital Benin City, Dr Philip Ugbodaga has urged the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to speak up on the helipcopter crash of the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

The VP’s crashed in Kabba on his way to a rally in Kogo State on Saturday.

Osinbajo who survived the crashed was taken to a hotel for a brief rest before he continued his journey to the rally.

Reacting on Sunday, Dr Ugbodaga said the President should have been taken to the hospital for a proper medical evaluation.

“I thank God Almighty that the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was unhurt when his helicopter crash landed yesterday in Kogi State. God is great.

“In a very fragile country romantically bewitched by ethnic and religious sentimentalities, an untoward outcome would have created ethnic and religious tensions with very predictable consequences for our national unity and cohesion as conspiracy theorists would have had a field day.

“I am scandalized that after the incident, the Vice President was said to have been taken to a hotel where he rested and then continued with his scheduled programme.

“That was very wrong. I expect the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to speak up on this. The proper thing was to have had him taken to a hospital for Immediate medical evaluation. It is scandalous that most top government officials travel without any medical or paramedical team in their entourage,” he said on Sunday.

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