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NYSC Says Death Of Kano Corps Member Is Due To Untreated Infection

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC on Tuesday attributed the death of a 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) corps member, Ifedolapo Oladepo, to an untreated renal sepsis infection.

Recall that Ifedolapo Oladepo, died at the NYSC orientation camp in Kano State last week Tuesday and was laid to rest on Thursday.

In view of this, the management had set up a high-powered committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes.

Investigations carried out by the panel of inquiry set up to look into the cause of her death, have now been disclosed.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and Director General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure, presented the panel’s report in Abuja on Tuesday.

They debunked media reports that Ifedapo died due to negligence from the medical team in the camp, attributing Ifedolapo’s death to her refusal to disclose an ailment she had been battling with before resuming to camp.

The report stated: “From the doctors’ report, the corps member died of renal sepsis occasioned by infection.

“Even, to the untrained, kidney infections do not develop and degenerate to the level of mortality in three days (i.e 7th to 29th November, 2016).

“The deceased first appeared at the camp clinic with complaints of headache and fever, which she said she had been experiencing for two days.

“On examination, the doctors on duty noticed rashes on her legs, which she claimed started appearing as a result of her use of a second-hand knickers she bought without first washing it.

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“Doctors noticed increase in the rashes on her legs, the deceased still dismissed it as a reaction to usage of a second-hand knicker.

“By this time, she had been vomiting. Therefore, she was admitted at the camp clinic and treated with Drazamol injection and Piriton to soothe her body pains as she was already on malaria drugs.

“After her case degenerated, she was immediately referred to Gwarzo General Hospital for further treatment, where, after examination, the doctor concluded that the deceased had kidney infection probably due to untreated urinary tract infection.

“The investigation showed that the deceased responded well until about 2:00am on 29th November when her condition worsened, and her body began to show noticeable signs of fluid retention.

“She was thereafter placed on oxygen as the doctors battled to stabilise her for the long journey to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.

“It is clear that the deceased had an ailment which she did not disclose.”

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