A 300 level student of the university of Benin, Austin Okafor, has lost his life after he was allegedly denied urgent medical attention from the school medical team.
Austin, a student of the Department of Management Sciences, who was said to be a sickle cell patient, died at the university of Benin teaching hospital (UBTH) after he was referred from the school health centre following health complications which disrupted his exams.
It was gathered that despite the emergency situation, the ambulance conveying him with no life support facilities, was still made to stop at the Student Affairs Division to obtain a clearance permit before he could be treated at UBTH.
However, after about a 35-minute delay in getting him to UBTH, Austin died while doctors were struggling to resuscitate him at the Accident & Emergency Ward after another 15 minutes of negligence.
His corpse has been deposited in the mortuary were he is expected to be taken for burial soon.