Abuja bomb blast: Survivors responding to treatment – Hospital spokesperson

“We lost one out of seven patients that were brought here yesterday.”

The National Hospital spokesperson, Tayo Haastrup, has said that six of the seven patients brought to the hospital after Wednesday’s bomb blast at EMAB Plaza, Abuja, were still receiving treatment.

Mr. Haastrup, however, disclosed that the seventh victim was so badly burnt that he did not survive.

The dead was one of two victims brought to the hospital in critical condition, while the other is still in critical condition.

“We lost one (on Wednesday) because he was badly burnt and could not survive. We tried everything we could but he did not make it. The other person (in a critical condition) is currently in intensive care receiving treatment. Hers is also bad but we are hoping she will survive,” the spokesperson said.

He said that the other five were responding to treatment though their conditions were not as critical as the other two.

“They were all burnt badly, but thank God they are responding to treatment and we believe that by tomorrow some of them should be able to talk,” he said.

Mr. Haastrup assured that enough hands were on ground to attend to the patients and there were adequate facilities to take care of them.

“We have enough doctors already to attend to the patients and we have enough facilities to aid the treatment, so presently there are no challenges,” he said.

Seven victims of the  bomb blast were rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja while seven dead bodies were taken to the mortuary at the hospital. However, two of the corpses were transferred to other hospitals as there was no space in the mortuary.

A bomb blast rocked the EMAB Plaza on Aminu Kano Crescent in Wuse 2, Abuja, on Wednesday evening, killing an initial 21 people with 17 reported injured. The bomb went off at about 4:00 p.m. outside the gate of the plaza.

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