UNIOSUN teaching hospital reacts to attack on staff by hoodlums


Hoodlums on Thursday, attacked doctors, nurses and some other staff on duty at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Osun State University, Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, on Thursday.

This is as the management of the teaching hospital stressed that the people who carried out the attack “should face the consequences of their actions” to prevent future occurrences.

The attack, it was gathered, was triggered by the death of a relation of the thugs, who was rushed into the hospital hours before the incident.

According to the Public Relations Officer of UNIOSUN teaching hospital, Ayodele Adeyemo, all necessary medical efforts were made to save the patients, while the relations were aware and carried along.

But the persons resulted in assaulting the medical staff and other staff of the hospital which caused bodily harm and damage to hospital facilities, Adeyemo disclosed.

He said, “It is unfortunate that those concerned took laws into their hands by beating any staff on sight despite appeals to them by the leadership of the hospital. They also disrupted the calmness of other patients thereby sending fright into them.

“While we sympathise with the relations of the deceased, the welfare and security of our staff, of whatever cadre, is paramount to management. We, therefore, assure our patients and staff of adequate security always.

The hospital appreciated the Police for prompt action in restoring peace instantly adding that the matter is now under investigation by the Police and other security organisations.

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