A total of 31 victims who survived the building collapse incident in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been discharged from hospitals, according to reports from The Nation.
They were discharged from Asokoro and other hospitals across the nation’s capital as the FCT administration took offset their medical bills which was not made known to the public.
However, four victims are still receiving treatment at the hospital.
It would be recalled that 37 victims were rescued alive.
The acting secretary, Health and Human Service Secretariat, Malan Noel Haruna, who led top government officials to Asokoro and other hospitals to visit the patients said government will not abandon them.
With the directive by the FCT minister Nyesom Wike, to ensure victims of the collapses building in Garki metropolis get the necessary medical attention, members of the FCT Health secretariat paid a visit to four hospitals to ascertain the level of complainnce, as well as the health condition of the patients.
Asokoro General Hospital was the first hospital they visited where eight patients, were brought in, seven discharged and one still on treatment.
A victim, Abdusalami Moddibo, expressed joy and thankes God for sparing his life.
A nurse at the hospital, Comfort Ishiaka, assured that those discharged are alright medically while the remaining are responding to treatment.
The government officials thereafter proceeded to CedarCrest, Apo and Garki General hospital, where they have one patient each.
One of the victim, Charity Amadi who spoke to reporters said they lost all their belongings to the accident and now have to find shelter in a church.
Charity who is pregnant said her family have had to put up with life in an unbearable condition.