PREGNANT women deliver babies on the bare floor, while doctors attend to them with uncovered hands at the Obubra General Hospital, Obubra, Cross River State, because of lack of gloves, syringes and other indispensable tools.
Besides, snakes lurk around parts of the sickbay at night, making some parts a no go area, while bats, rodents, cobwebs and grasses have taken the dilapidated sections.
Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr Ben Ajogbor, confirmed that doctors, indeed, work with bare hands in the hospital due to lack of facilities.
This is the sad story of neglect at Obubra General Hospital, Obubra, Cross River State, established in 1940 by the colonial government, which served as a secondary medical facility for residents of seven local government areas in Central District of the state and neighboring communities in Ebonyi State. The hospital is on its last legs.
Vanguard learnt that many residents do not even remember that the hospital still exist in the area, let alone to patronise it, because of the decay caused by long period of abandonment, lack of facilities and staff.
Vanguard, November 27, 2018