Why We Can’t Respond to Media Enquiries on Peju Ugboma’s Death, Hospital Finally Reacts

Why We Can’t Respond to Media Enquiries on Peju Ugboma’s Death, Hospital Finally Reacts

- The Premier hospital centre, Lagos has made clarifications on the media enquiries on Peju Ugboma's death

- Ugboma was said to have died after undergoing fibroid operation at the hospital centre

- The management of the hospital, however, expressed sadness over the incident

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Following the controversy that greeted the death of Peju Ugboma, a Lagos-based chef, the Premier Hospital Centre has explained why it can't respond to media enquiries on the unfortunate incident.

Legit.ng reports that the hospital management in a statement signed by Dr. C Fadipe expressed sadness over Peju Ugboma's untimely death, saying that it feels what the deceased family is passing through at the moment.

Why we can’t respond to media enquiries on Peju Ugboma’s death, hospital finally reacts
Premier Hospital has explained why it can't respond to media enquiries on Peju Ugboma’s death. Credit: The Guardian.
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Fadipe said that the ethics of the medical profession does not allow the hospital to breach client confidentiality even in the extreme case of death.

The statement read:

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“Premier Specialists’ Medical Centre is saddened by the loss of Mrs. Peju Ugboma. We express our profound condolences to her husband, children, mother, and the rest of the family.
“The hospital welcomes all statutory inquiries and is currently fully cooperating with the relevant regulatory bodies as is the protocol in cases of this nature. It intends to keep doing so until a conclusion is reached.
“However, with regards to the numerous inquiries made by the media, the ethics of the medical profession does not allow the hospital to breach client confidentiality even in the extreme case of death."

Peji Ugboma was said to have gone for an elective surgery following a fibroid issue as advised by doctors at the hospital.

The hospital management, however, appealed to the general public not to aggravate the grief of the deceased family by speculating on unfounded rumours and unsubstantiated facts.

It also urged the general public to be patient and restraint to allow the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and make their findings known.

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The statement further read:

“Therefore, the hospital, in its bid to enforce that, will regretfully not be in a position to respond to these inquiries. The hospital further appeals to the general public not to exacerbate the grief of the deceased family by speculating on unfounded rumours and unsubstantiated facts.

"We urge patience and restraint to allow the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and make their findings known.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a woman who lost her husband to a fatal accident in 2019, disclosed that life has been difficult for her and her five kids.

Speaking with Legit TV, Blessing Adesuoye said she used to work as a maid before she lost her husband but she couldn't continue with it due to lack of money.

Source: Legit.ng

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