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Tears In Bayelsa NYSC Camp As Female Corps Member Bleeds To Death


Female Corp Member dies of profuse bleeding in Bayelsa state. This Day reports that the deceased was confirmed dead in a hospital in Yenagoa Wednesday, November 30, after she reported to the camp with an ailment that made her to bleed and vomit blood from the openings in her body. Miss Elechi, 27, who hailed from Rivers State and studied at the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was reportedly found vomiting at her lodge after arriving the camp sick and could not participate in most activities lined up for the day’s session of the orientation.

A newly deployed female corp has died at her place of deployment in Bayelsa. The corp member whose name is given as Miss Chiyerum Elechi, reportedly died after profuse bleeding. Chiyerum died after profusely bleeding from her orifices. The female corp member is said to have bleed profusely from her orifices before finally dying at the orientation camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokoma, Bayelsa state.

Some NYSC officials who spoke in confidence, described the incident as a case of non-disclosure of an ailment by the corps member as a search carried out on her hostel showed sanitary pads and her dresses soaked in blood. A source at the camp said the corps member was found vomiting and bleeding and was immediately rushed to the camp’s clinic, where the doctors said her case was too severe to be treated there. “She was driven to a hospital in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital.

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Unfortunately before getting to the hospital she died. She was only five days old at the camp. “The news of her death shocked everybody. We have not recovered from it because it is painful to die that way after going through higher institutions,” the source said. “The doctor at the NYSC camp clinic had immediately referred her to the State owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital in Opolo area of the state capital where she was confirmed dead,” it added.

The state Coordinator, NYSC, Anthony Ekeocha, confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate. He advised corps members to always disclose their health conditions to authorities at the camp. In a similar vein, According to a post by a Facebook user identified as Emeka Stefano Ekwe, a young lady identified as Ifedolapo who was recently deployed to the NYSC orientation camp in Kano, has died. According to his post, the lady had been sick and was refused treatment simply because they thought she had been pretending, in order to dodge the parade. He wrote: “So this girl died in Kano camp today due to negligence. They assumed she was pretending to be sick in order to dodge parade, so they refused to treat her until the situation got complicated. When will Nigeria grow? RIP Ifedolapo.”

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