The wife of the Oyo state governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi has settled the bill of a mother and her child who have been detained for over four months at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital for unpaid medical bills.
This was made known by a post on her official Facebook page yesterday.
It reads “I settled the medical bills of the Busaris at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) today to get them discharged from the hospital 4 months after delivery.”
“I was represented by the SA media, Mrs Yemisi Owonikoko”
Insideoyo.com gathered that the family owed LUTH about N387,200 after Busayo was delivered of Fikayo through a caesarian section.
The Osogbo, Osun state indigene husband, Mutiu, was quoted by the Punch newspaper that his wife went into labour on February 27, 2018, after she was referred to LUTH from the Gbagada General Hospital.
“When we got to LUTH, we were told to do some tests and buy some drugs, which finished all my money. They did the CS the following day and our baby was safely delivered. My wife and baby were discharged on Saturday, March 17, and we were told to pay N61,000 for the drugs my family used from the pharmacy before they can give us the remaining bills.
“I have paid N10,000 from the money. I have no money left on me and the people I have sought help from have just been promising. Aside from the drug bills, I still owed N65,000 for the operation, N20,000 for registration, N14,200 per week for bed space and we have spent four months already.
“Nurses and guards at the hospital are always watching us. They do not allow anyone with outstanding bills to go out until the bills are settled. In fact, during my child’s christening, we begged the nurses to give us a space and we were given a room in the ward where we named the baby Fikayomi in the presence of my aunt, a pastor, my brother and his wife,” he added