It is so heartbreaking. A lady identified as Moradeun, who was reportedly robbed and stabbed on Monday night, has died after she was allegedly denied treatment by a Lagos hospital.
Friends on social media share that Moradeun was on her way home from work when she was robbed then stabbed.
Moradeun’s sister, Twitter user @bankemusic, share the story on her timeline. She wrote:
@segalink please help me I beg you my heart can’t take it please!!! My sister was on her way back home from Work to her house in Gbagada around 7pm.
She was robbed and was also stabbed. People were watching . Sir I don’t know please what would you have done.
Then bystanders later rushed her to R.Jolad hospital in Gbagada but the doctors said they can not treat her expect she has a police report ahhh sir someone was stabbed in the neck. Police report that what sir.
MY SISTER IS DEAD. Someone please pinch me. Who will help me like this!!!!
There’s since been an outpouring of love from friends of Moradeun, all of them sharing stories about the impact she’s had in their lives, and lamenting the practice of demanding police reports before treatment.
Moradeun was very friendly, Moradeun was a caring heart, Moradeun was a loving soul, Moradeun bridged gaps, Moradeun didn’t deserve the inhumane act of R. JOLAD Hospital Gbagada Lagos State. Moradeun was stabbed in the neck, Moradeun was dying yet they didn’t attend to Moradeun
Jolad in Gbagada killed Moradeun
She was stabbed on her way from work yesterday, rushed to this useless hospital but they refused to treat her without Police report. Moradeun is dead 💔 pic.twitter.com/smBUjWAfNa
— IkeOluwa Fasipe (@ik3oluwa) December 3, 2019
I met a lady probably when I was in my second year in Uni. A friend told her I had issues with people touching me and she made it a point of duty to hug me and peck me on the cheek until I was okay with it. That was Moradeun, that was the person a failed system took from us.
The hospital, R-Jolad, has however denied reports that they demanded a police report from the people who brought Moradeun in. She was assessed, they said, and found to be in need of a vascular surgeon. Because they did not have one, she was referred to the Gbagada General Hospital, they shared in a statement.
See the hospital’s statement below: