An aggrieved father, Mr Ore Afolayan took to social media just a few days ago, to narrate a bitter encounter he had upon getting to UCH Ibadan for the vaccination of his baby
Afolayan had alleged that the hospital adminstered expired vaccines to patients, without the knowledge of the parents who brought their kids for the vaccine.
According to him, he was even more disturbed when he asked the medica practitioner on duty why such expired medication was being administered and the response was shocking
In his words;
“I got to the clinic late. I was the last in the queue and I held my son down for a shot of Penta vaccine.
“When I looked at the bottle, I wanted to ask the nurse why the vaccine was so small, but I guessed that, since they had used it for other kids, it was the right dosage for them.
“But I realized that the expiry date on the bottle had since passed (June 18).
“I was shocked. When I asked why, the nurses said it was what they had been using. I showed her where the expiry date was boldly written because she kept saying it was the date of production.”
In response to Afolayan’s tweet, the UCH authorities via the hospital’s official Twitter handle, describing his allegation as false. UCH said:
“The allegation of administration of expired Penta vaccine is false and a detail surrounding this matter is being investigated by all stakeholders.”