The report of an investigation carried out to find out what led to the death of 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member, late Ifedolapo Oladepo, at the National Youth Service Corps orientation camp in Kano, showed that it was renal sepsis which occurred as a result of an infection.
According to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and Director General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure, who presented the report on Tuesday in Abuja, the government will continue to ensure the safety of youth corps members.
Mr. Kazaure explained that late Ifedolapo Oladepo ailment was not discovered on time due her refusal to disclose the ailment she had been battling with before resuming to camp.
“It is clear that the deceased had an ailment which she did not disclose. From the doctors’ report, the corps member died of renal sepsis occasioned by infection.”
This is an extract from the complete report as presented by the the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and Director General of the NYSC, Brig-General Suleiman Kazaure.
“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.
“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.
The deceased 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.”
Miss Oladepo was confirmed dead on her way to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital for immediate dialysis. The statement further noted 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,” the statement continued.
Unfortunately, the corps member gave up the ghost at about 4:00 am on November 29, 2016.
Other 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream I) corps members who reportedly died in orientation camp include: Chinyerum Nwenenda Elechi and Monday Asuquo Ukeme, deployed to Bayelsa and Zamfara states respectively.