Suspected hoodlums on Monday, January 15, invaded the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, and attacked doctors, and other health officers on duty over the death of a relative at the accident and emergency ward
The hoodlums who invaded the teaching hospital also vandalised some properties before making away with a corpse suspected to be the father of one of the hoodlums.
It was said that the man who was brought to the Accident and Emergency unit of the hospital for treatment had died in the early hours of Monday and the deceased’s son, who was one of the invaders, had accused the doctors and health workers on duty of negligence and incompetence hence, the death of his father.
The deceased’s son who became furious by the development, joined by some road union workers attacked the doctors and health workers, chased them away and took away the corpse without paying any medical bill.
Following the development, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), EKSUTH branch, directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike with immediate effect, which has paralyzed activities in the hospital.
The strike embarked upon by the Association of Residents Doctors was contained in a letter addressed to the Chief Medical Director, Professor Kayode Olabanji and signed by the President of the Association, Dr Famous Adeyemi.
Reacting, the EKSUTH Spokesperson, Mrs Rolake Adewumi, who confirmed the incident, said “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Oke- Ila division has commenced a manhunt to apprehend the culprits.”