A Churchill-town man accident victim today died at the Serre-Kunda hospital after it was discovered that there was no oxygen gas and functional ambulance to transport the patient to the main hospital in Banjul for further medical attention. The young man was riding a bicycle, when he bumped into a car whose passenger door was opened at the time of the crash. He fell, and was ran over by a moving truck, witnesses said. He sustained injuries on his head and ribs. The accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.
The young man was immediately rushed to the Kanifing main hospital for medical attention. On arrival at the hospital, they were told that there was no oxygen gas to help save the young man’s life. The ambulance which was available to carry him to Banjul for medical attention also had a faulty battery. The ambulance’s battery wasn’t operating despite repeated efforts to crank the ambulance.
The young man subsequently died, a neighbor has alleged. He said the young man couldn’t survive the accident.
It is not clear if the young man died before reaching the hospital, but claims from his neighbors suggest that he died at the hospital following what they called “the lack of an oxygen gas to rescue him.” The ambulance was also dysfunctional due to lack of battery.
Onlookers immediately stormed the premises of the hospital. Residents of Churchill-town could be seen scattered around the hospital.
Healthcare has collapsed under Adama Barrow’s rule. This important sector hasn’t been given the attention it deserves.
The regime doesn’t lack funds to pay fat per diem allowances to corrupt officials; yet our poor sick people are dying due to lack of basic medical facilities.
The management of the hospital could not be reached for comment.