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Metro Yola Bombing: Shortage Of Medical Supplies Delay Treatment Of Survivors

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The treatment of the victims of the Yola bombing was severely constrained by a lack of medical supplies according to a report by Premium Times.

The survivors were taken to Federal Medical Centre or Yola Specialist Hospital (a state-owned hospital).

Three young girls injured in the blast only received cotton wool for their wounds, despite their injuries clearly requiring medical bandages. The victims were charged heavily for this subpar medical treatment.

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According to Premium Times, the Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa, led several other lawmakers on a visit to the victims. However, none of these lawmakers made any pledge to help the survivors of the attack.

Adamawa State Governor Mohammed Jibrilla also visited the hospitals and pledged that his administration would aid in easing the medical costs of the victims.

Speaking to Premium Times, the State Commissioner of Information, Ahmad Sajoh, admitted that there was a shortage of medical supplies. However, he stressed that “the Permanent Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, and officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, as well as myself, rushed to drug stores to get more supplies.”
 
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