The management of Ekpen Hospital in Benin City has raised the alarm over what it described as a ‘false information’ being propagated on social media about the health of the Edo State governor-elect, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
The hospital in a statement sent to THISDAY and signed by the Medical Director, Dr. Emmanuel Edomwonyi, stressed that they neither treated nor admitted Obaseki in their hospital.
The Benin City-based healthcare providers said the unfortunate rumour was being spread by mischief makers.
The statement noted: “It has been brought to my notice that some rather unfortunate and extremely false piece of information is making the rounds on social media, stating that my establishment, Ekpen Hospital, on the morning of September 27, 2016 admitted Mr. Godwin Obaseki due to some illness.
“I will like to state categorically that this is a false piece of information as neither I, my wife, Prof. Nosa Edomwonyi, nor any member of my staff has ever had course to treat or admit Obaseki. This act of mischief and misinformation is rather unfortunate. It was rather amusing to me that while my wife and I were asleep at home, we were purported to be treating a man who we later saw on television, looking hale and hearty, casting his vote.
“As peace loving and law abiding citizens of our great state, Edo, we hereby put out this disclaimer in the strongest of terms.
“We wish for the good health of all our leaders to whom we owe the past, present and future progress of our state to. May God continue to bless Edo State.”