In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, August, 2020

Tragedy As Affected person Dies In Kwara After Placing Employees Swap Off Ventilator

Tragedy As Patient Dies In Kwara After Striking Workers Switch Off Ventilator




A affected person on the College of Ilorin Educating Hospital in Kwara State has died, acording to Channels Tv.


It was gathered that he died following an industrial motion embarked upon by well being employees amidst the coronavirus illness forcing them to modify off the ventilator that saved him alive..


Olusola Olagunju, had been on life assist earlier than the incident occurred.


The sufferer was stated to have died after the aggrieved employees switched off the oxygen.


A good friend of the deceased, Ezekiel Adewole, stated the unlucky incident occurred on Tuesday.


Adewole defined that the affected person died earlier than being evacuated to a different hospital for medical consideration.


“He was referred to UITH, Ilorin for therapy. He has been present process this therapy for some time. He had problem in respiration, that’s the solely subject he had.

“He was okay, very energetic on-line. He was at all times on on-line – WhatsApp, Twitter and all others. The one factor is that he couldn’t discuss continuously on cellphone.

“He was utilizing the assist of oxygen. On Tuesday, we heard that the UITH went on strike. On that fateful day, they switched off their mild.

“This man was residing on oxygen, electrical oxygen. Instantly they switched off their mild, he couldn’t use the oxygen any longer and that was how his system collapsed.

The compound of the College of Ilorin Educating Hospital Educating Hospital the place a affected person on life assist died over the strike embarked by well being employees.

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“Within the means of taking him to a different hospital, he gave up. His household additionally sought the help of an ambulance, however they have been denied as a result of the drivers have been additionally on strike,” he stated.


However reacting, the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD) on the medical facility registered its displeasure over the scenario that price the affected person’s life.


NARD Chairman, Lanre Oloshunde, nonetheless insisted that as medical practitioners, sufferers owe them the respect as they carry out their duties.

“We have now suspended the strike. The strike was knowledgeable from a safety scenario that occurred on the hospital during which one among our medical doctors was assaulted on obligation.

“Since then, the administration of the hospital has been capable of reply with some safety measures. At the very least to some extent, that has assured the protection of our members having the ability to work.

“We heard that our safety was not assured then, that’s the reason we needed to go on strike. Fortunately, there was some safety enhancements to date on this regard,” he stated.


Whereas praying that the scenario doesn’t repeat itself once more, Oloshunde suggested members of the general public in opposition to attacking well being employees.

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