UNIOSUNTH Investigates Patient’s Death In Questionable Circumstances

UNIOSUNTH Investigates Patient’s Death In Questionable Circumstances
  • PublishedApril 19, 2024

The management of Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, has launched an investigation into the death of a 45-year-old patient under questionable circumstances.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the deceased was in the female ward where an 89-year-old grandmother died on Monday. 

It was learnt that a relative of the nonagenarian, identified as Adeyinka, reportedly went berserk after being informed of the death of the grandma, who had been suffering from a terminal illness.

“The relative (Adeyinka) went berserk over the death of the 89-year-old grandmother,” said a hospital source named Jamiu.

He said further: “Everybody was trying to calm him down, but he disrupted the female ward. The efforts of the nurses and private security operatives attached to the ward to pacify him proved futile, and the disruption displaced a supplemental oxygen therapy being used for another 45-year-old patient, who died almost immediately.”

OSUN DEFENDER learnt that Adeyinka later fainted but was revived, and was thereafter detained by the hospital management.

Confirming the development to newsmen, the Chief Medical Director of the Teaching Hospital, Prof. Peter Olaitan, said: “There was indeed a lady who died, while a man who lost his old, sick mother started troubling the ward. 

“The lady (who died) was not on life support, and he (the man who caused the disruption) didn’t attack the lady. Investigations are ongoing to unravel what actually happened.”

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