Father of deceased NYSC member debunks allegation of ‘kidney infection’ as cause of death
Mr. Olawale Oladepo, a retired Sanitary Inspector and the father of late Ifedolapo Oladepo, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, who died in Kano while undergoing orientation at the NYSC camp, insisted that the untimely death of his daughter was allegedly caused by negligence of the NYSC.
According to him, Oladepo nursed no ailment before she departed home for Kano, at about 6am on Thursday, November 24, and called at regular intervals along the journey till she got to Kano around 1:00am the following day, and headed straight for the NYSC Orientation Camp with two other friends.
He wondered how a person, who participated actively and appeared so radiant in all the pictures she sent home could, according to the medical certificate of the cause of her death issued by Gwarzo General Hospital, have died of ‘kidney infection.’
He attributed the death to negligence and lackadaisical attitude of the NYSC, adding that the Service Corps should come out with a vivid account of what happened to his daughter between 8:00am on Monday that she reported to the camp clinic and the time she passed on at 4:00am the second morning.
“The death certificate issued by Gwarzo General Hospital, Kano, said she had sepsis that led to kidney infection. I wonder, if truly she had kidney infection, did the camp have proper medical facilities to have kept her; and why taking her to the General Hospital with no facilities to treat such ailments?”