- He was brought in dead — University Clinic Mgt
By Salman Ibraheem, Monisola Abosede, Alhassan Aisha, Campbell Preye and Ridhwan Abdullahi
The students community of the university of Ilorin, on Monday, went berserk on various social media platforms in protest to the death of a colleague whose death was reportedly occasioned by the University’s clinic poor service attendance to the deceased at the moment he was taken to the clinic.
The news of late Oyetunde Abdul-Wahab’s death went viral towards the evening of yesterday with a howl of criticism from the students populace against the school authority, lamenting the poor administration of medical services by the school’s clinic personels.
Wahab, a 400 level student of department of Education Science was a formar welfare director of his department.
In reaction to his death, students took to their social media pages to pour their sentiments and disapproval of the clinic’s attitude to their sick colleagues, and also lamented what they term ‘insensitivity to human plight’ and ‘act of incompetency’ by the school’s clinic service personnels.
According to a Twitter handle @schqiamking, allegedly belonging to a friend of the deceased, “the deceased student was rushed to the said clinic but instead of the clinic personels to attend to them as a matter of urgency, they preferred to assess and pass comment on their modes of dressing.”
“Now he is dead, all because when you are supposed to attend to him you are busy going after discipline cause the guy who brought him was putting on crazy Jean.” he lamented further.
Aftermath of this revelation, the Twitter community has been awash with polemics from the grieving students on the social media against the school management’s stand on the aspect of acceptable dress code within the university environs.
Meanwhile, the University Health Service has expressed its sadness over the incidence and the prevailing reactions by the students. The management of the clinic, particularly, is bittered over the distortion of fact that greeted the sorrowful death of late Wahab.
A top officer of the clinic who preferred anonymity said that students did not seek for facts before making pronouncement about the sad event, adding that “They make a lot of unguided statement. We were very surprised when we heard that some students were saying he died because he was not attended to.”
The top official further confirmed to UCJ-UNILORIN correspondent in an interview held in his office on Tuesday morning that the deceased was brought in dead. He said: “Immediately they brought him to the clinic, we examined him and we discovered that he was already dead.”
He said, “they rushed him in around 8:30am and was taken straight to the ward, our nurses and four doctors were around as at that time rushed there to attend to him. While trying to resuscitate him, there was no respiratory effort, we looked at his eyes and we found out that his eyes were stiff and dilated. That was almost 2 minutes after his arrival.”
“We questioned the students that brought him and they told us that he returned from Lagos last Thursday and when he arrived to his hostel on Thursday he told his friends that he was been treated in Lagos before coming to coming.”
“According to his friends,” the director said “He was reluctant when they woke him up on Monday morning for Subhi prayer but he later observed the early morning prayer. It was while he was taking his bathe that he collapsed and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where they injected him once before referring him to come her or go to teaching hospital”
“Promptly we notified the Students’Affairs Unit and when both the Dean and the Sub-Dean arrived we took them to the ward and narrated the ordeal to them.”
He also confirmed that one of the students who brought him did not dress decently enough and was truly challenged by a nurse in the clinic but the deceased was not unattended to.
UCJ-UNILORIN will further its investigation on the issue and make further revelation available as it unfolds.