The management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe in Abuja has demanded a probe into the medical procedures applied by Queens Clinic on its student who died at the facility in June.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how the 14-year-old student passed away in controversial circumstances while she was being hospitalised at the clinic.
Vihimga Akpagher, the deceased’s mother, had earlier alleged that her daughter died from an infection after a condom was found in her private parts.
Addressing journalists on Thursday, Stella Fawehinmi, the school’s lead director, said the investigation is essential to clarify the “misinformation flying around over the student’s death.”
According to Fawehinmi, the investigation would also unearth what happened to the student from the point she was admitted into the clinic till when she slipped into a coma and eventually died.
The director said the student was a diabetic patient, adding that the school had managed the condition for two and half years without any incident.
She also called out those attributing the student’s death to alleged rape, describing such as a calculated attempt to smear the school’s integrity.
The director claimed that what Grace Salami, the school’s matron, witnessed when she visited the student in the clinic in addition to “serious unanswered questions have convinced her that the clinic has some questions to answer.”
Salami, while addressing journalists, recalled how Akpagher had alerted her that the student, who spent the weekend with her family, was in crisis and being taken to the hospital.
The matron said although Akpagher informed her that the student was in a state of delirium, she was alarmed when she got to the hospital and was confronted with “frightening indicators.”
Buttressing her point, Salami claimed the student’s blood sugar that was 112 three days earlier when she left the school had risen to 423.
The matron also alleged that the hospital sedated the student despite her frightening blood sugar level.
She argued that the step taken by the hospital “had no professional medical precedence and has been known to lead to fatality.”
“The girl was in a coma already and was losing pulse,” she said.
The matron said she was told that the doctor at the hospital had retired for the day when she attempted to raise her concerns.
Salami also said she requested that they move the teenager to a better manned and equipped hospital but her mother declined the suggestion.
The school had earlier dismissed claims by the student’s mother that she was denied custody of her daughter when she was sick.
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