Fuel scarcity in Nigeria paralyses medical services.

Findings have revealed that the ongoing fuel scarcity in Nigeria may have paralyzed medical services in many hospitals in the country, Owners of private hospitals and operators of medical laboratories has disclosed that they have not been able to function well since the fuel crisis and apart from paying more to get fuel from black markets, patients are been turned away in cases of emergency.

The Medical Director, Healing Spring Medical Centre, Yaba, Lagos, Dr. Tunde Atunrase said that he could not transfuse and admit a road accident victim due to lack of fuel to power his generator.

He disclosed that many victims were rejected by many other hospitals and patients who are supposed to be admitted and monitored are sent home because sleeping in the dark in a hospital/clinic will only worsen their conditions.

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