Friday, 4 March 2016

So Sad! See the Face of NYSC Young Doctor Who Died of Lassa Fever Virus in Kaduna (Photo)

Dr. Ogboji Kelechi Aaron 

During the briefing of reporters at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state secretariat in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state, the Director-General of the Scheme, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, has lamented the death of a corps member, Dr. Ogboji Kelechi Aaron, who was reportedly killed last month, by the Lassa fever, while in active service in Kaduna State.

The NYSC DG disclosed that the victim got infected with the virus after treating a patient with the ailment.

The Director of Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Michael Ahile, who was represented by Olawumi, extolled the virtues of the deceased during a formal condolence visit to his family. He described Ogboji as 'an exceptional corps member who was fully dedicated to his duties and in the process paid the supreme sacrifice.'

Until his death, Ogboji, a native of Igweledoha Amagu in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, was serving at St. Louis Hospital Zonkwa in Zango Kataf LGA of Kaduna State.

Wilfred Emeka Ogboji, the elder brother of the deceased, expressed dissatisfaction over how the deceased was taken care of in the place of his primary assignment, adding that the deceased was treated of malaria until he died of the deadly Lassa Fever.

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