A medical house officer identified as ThankGod Odo, doing his housemanship with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki drowned in a swimming pool of a popular hotel in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
The young medical doctor have rounded up his one-year housemanship and due to sign off on Friday December 11 or Saturday, December 12.
The deceased met his untimely death when he went to the hotel to swim with his friends on Thursday, December 10.
The Ebonyi State University graduate was teaching his friends how to swim that same day when he suddenly got drowned.
The sad incident was confirmed in a Statement by Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of the hospital, Dr. Ewa Richard.
He said Odo was doing his one-year housemanship with the hospital and was due for graduation for his National Youth Service Corps.
“Dr. ThankGod is one of the house officers dedicated and hardworking. Most of them will finish on the12th that is tomorrow and am sure he would have been among those finishing today, or tomorrow because they have started signing off to move on to the next level which is national service,”
”If he had finished that one year today or tomorrow he would have seized to be staff as we have signed him off. We don’t have information of what killed him but what we heard was that he went for an outing with his friends in one of the hotels in town and was swimming with other people and the next thing he was drowning and eventually they brought him to the hospital but by the time they reached the hospital he was already dead. His body has been deposited in the mortuary.”
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