Female corps member dies in NYSC Bayelsa camp

A youth corps member has died at the Bayelsa State Orientation Camp at Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state, The Punch reports.

The female corps member, Miss Elechi Chiyerom, aged 27, was confirmed dead at about 9pm on Tuesday.

Elechi, a graduate of the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was said to have been bleeding and vomiting on arrival at the camp.

Some corps members claimed the deceased looked “terribly sick”, while some officials of the NYSC claimed that the development was a case of “non-disclosure” of health status by the corps member.

According to reports, a search on her hostel section showed signs of excessive bleeding with her clothing and sanitary pads soaked in blood.

Elechi was said to have reportedly relapsed into ill-health and was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8pm on Tuesday.

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The doctor at the NYSC camp’s clinic immediately referred her to the state-owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital in the Opolo area of Yenagoa, the state capital, where she was confirmed dead.”

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