The deceased was confirmed dead in a hospital in Yenagoa Wednesday, November 30, after she reported to the camp with an ailment that made her to bleed and vomit blood from the openings in her body.
Miss Elechi, 27, who hailed from Rivers State and studied at the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was reportedly found vomiting at her lodge after arriving the camp sick and could not participate in most activities lined up for the day’s session of the orientation.
Some NYSC officials who spoke in confidence, described the incident as a case of non-disclosure of an ailment by the corps member as a search carried out on her hostel showed sanitary pads and her dresses soaked in blood.
A source at the camp said the corps member was found vomiting and bleeding and was immediately rushed to the camp’s clinic, where the doctors said her case was too severe to be treated there.
She was driven to a hospital in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital. Unfortunately before getting to the hospital she died. She was only five days old at the camp.
The news of her death shocked everybody. We have not recovered from it because it is painful to die that way after going through higher institutions,” the source said.
The doctor at the NYSC camp clinic had immediately referred her to the State owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital in Opolo area of the state capital where she was confirmed dead.
The state Coordinator, NYSC, Anthony Ekeocha, confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate.
He advised corps members to always disclose their health conditions to authorities at the camp.