The attention of the management and staff of the hospital has been brought to a recent social media post that has been circulating by one Mr Peter Okungbowa concerning a tragic incident at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH). The post claims that a mother of quadruplets lost her life during childbirth at our facility.
As an institution committed to providing accurate and transparent information to the public, we wish to state there is no truth to the story of a mother giving birth to quadruplets at UBTH and subsequently losing her life during childbirth. The image circulating in connection with this story was not taken at our hospital, and neither the mother nor the children were admitted to or received treatment at UBTH.
It has come to our attention that this false report has been disseminated by individuals with malicious intent, seeking to deceive and exploit the goodwill of the public. We take this matter very seriously. The spread of false information can have serious consequences, and we will not tolerate such actions. We will be reporting this incident to the appropriate authorities for further investigation.
We urge members of the public to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of any information or appeals for assistance before taking any action, especially when it involves financial contributions.
Misleading reports like these can have a negative impact on the credibility of genuine cases that require assistance.
The University of Benin Teaching Hospital remains dedicated to providing quality healthcare services to our community. We will continue to uphold our commitment to honesty, transparency, and the well-being of our patients.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact our Public Relations Department for any further clarifications or information.
Public Relations Unit
University of Benin Teaching Hospital