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UCH Ibadan: Sachet water sellers inflate prices as scarcity persists in hospital

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Sellers of sachet water on the College Faculty Hospital (UCH) Ibadan are presently making brisk enterprise with the commodity following the shortage of water provide to the hospital.

A go to by DAILY POST correspondent to the hospital on Thursday revealed that sachet water vendor has randomly elevated their costs.

Our correspondent learnt that the sachet water christened, UCH Grace sachet water with NAFDAC registration quantity C1-5851L is being produced by UCH Grace CICS Multi Ventures.

It’s the solely sachet water that’s allowed to be bought within the hospital, DAILY POST gathered.

DAILY POST gathered {that a} bag of sachet water which is bought between N100 and N120 in some elements of Ibadan is being bought between N150 and N200 within the hospital.

Recall that medical medical doctors on the UCH suspended all surgical operations till additional discover for lack of water

Investigations by DAILY POST in Ibadan confirmed that sufferers on admission and their family have needed to clear up their water wants from different sources, together with shopping for sachet water luggage.

A go to to some retailers within the hospital group confirmed that merchants have hiked the costs of baggage of sachet water to N150 and N200.

Whereas some bought a bag of water at N150, others insisted on promoting at N160 whereas another retailers bought the identical product at N200 a bag.

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Regardless of the hike, some sufferers family have been seen carrying luggage of sachet water to the wards as there isn’t any different resolution to the water disaster.

A affected person who was on the hospital for a watch examination stated he was pr3ssed however couldn’t use the bathroom for lack of water within the constructing.

He stated, “I’m searching for the place to defecate as a result of there isn’t any water within the wards. If I can see bush to defecate. This place isn’t an excellent place to come back. I wish to do a watch examination and I’ve not been attended to.”

Nonetheless, the Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Toye Akinrinlola when contacted informed DAILY POST that the water shortage was brought on by ongoing renovation within the hospital.

Akinrinlola had on Wednesday informed DAILY POST that the renovation is to be accomplished in three weeks.

“While you visited UCH what did you noticed? You’ll observe that there’s a large renovation ongoing. We’re changing the sewage system, that’s the reason we now have to close down some amenities.

“When such renovation is ongoing, we now have to close down 5 blocks. We don’t admit sufferers besides few essential circumstances.

“The renovation is to be accomplished in three weeks. The difficulty of water shortage that got here up this morning may be very unusual to me. We’ve shut down our water plant and we can not carry water from exterior as a result of we now have our personal water remedy plant. The perfect is for our sufferers to be affected person with us.”

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