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Doctors at EKSUTH Attacked Hoodlums, Went Away With Corps



Following an attack by suspected hoodlums who broke into the medical institution, labor unions at the EKITI State University Teaching Hospital, EKSUTH, Ado-Ekiti, declared an emergency and an indefinite strike, which has paralyzed operations there.

On Monday, thugs broke into the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti and assaulted a few physicians.
It was learned that the criminals had looted some hospital facilities and taken a body thought to be that of one of the criminals’ fathers.

As of right now, members of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti have been instructed to go on an indefinite strike.

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This was written in a letter signed by Dr. Famous Adeyemi, the President of the Association, and addressed to Professor Kayode Olabanji, the Chief Medical Director.

The aforementioned association is writing to inform you of the emergency congress’s decision to go on an indefinite strike effective immediately.

“This is in response to the acts of thugs who broke into the hospital’s accident and emergency department early this morning, attacking many association members, damaging multiple hospital assets, and stealing a body in the process.

This attack is taking place at a time when our members are demonstrating empathy with the state government regarding the non-adoption of our demands regarding enhanced welfare in light of the fact that they are dealing with work overload and exhaustion as a result of inadequate compensation, pay inequality, and the accompanying effects of local brain drain.

We would want to take this opportunity to urge Mr. Biodun Oyebanji, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, and the administration of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) to apprehend the offenders and hold them accountable for their deeds.

Additionally, we beg the state government to immediately address our outstanding requests, which have to do with enhancing the wellbeing of our members.

We beg the administration and the government to guarantee our members’ safety while they are performing their duties and to find a long-term solution to these frequent attacks.

“We demand that the state parliament pass legislation making assaults on medical personnel in Ekiti State illegal. We won’t end the strike until our demands are satisfied.

The University Teaching Hospital’s spokesperson, Rolake Adewumi, confirmed the news and stated that four more armed police officers had already been called in to help with hospital security.

She went on to say that the state police commissioner has already initiated a manhunt for the offenders, promising to see to it that they were apprehended and brought to justice.

In a statement issued through the hospital’s representative, the administration of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado, Ekiti, expressed disapproval of the actions of thugs who damaged the hospital’s Accident and Emergency Complex and removed a body.

Professor Kayode Olabanji, the hospital’s chief medical director, responded to the incident by saying that the administration will not stand for any acts of violence or mayhem committed against hospital employees.

He claims that in order to bolster hospital security in the interim, the administration has placed two armed police officers at the front gate and four armed police officers at the Accident and Emergency department.

He mentioned that SP Sesan Falade, the Division Police Officer in charge of Oke-Ila Division, had also promised regular patrols of the hospital grounds.

The head of EKSUTH further mentioned that the DPO and management had met with Mr. Sunday Adeola, the State Chairman of the Road Transport Employer Association of Nigeria, and instructed him to present the ring leader after learning that the individual in question is a member of the association.

The CMD went on to say that since the matter is currently pending in court and the offender is being prosecuted, whomever was responsible for a recent incident such to this one at the Neo Natal unit will suffer the full force of the law.

Prof. Olabanji therefore pleaded with the staff to cool down since the management will not stand for any act of molestation of its employees while they are performing their jobs. He also stated that actions are being taken to guarantee that such an incident does not happen again.




Credit: Dailypost

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