The administration of the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, has accused a politician, Femi Onireti, of instructing his supporters to beat up a medical physician on responsibility on the hospital.
According to Punch, the hospital mentioned in a press release on Tuesday by its spokesperson, Omotayo Ogunleye, that as a result of alleged assault on the physician whose title it refused to provide, his colleagues had launched into an indefinite strike till Onireti tendered an apology to the sufferer and the hospital.
It mentioned that Onireti, who’s a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, got here to the hospital and began commanding the physician on responsibility to position his relative who’s on admission on the Accident and Emergency Ward on oxygen and take him to the Intensive Care Unit.
The administration mentioned Onireti’s aides thought a medical physician was filming their benefactor’s unruly motion. The aides then pounced on the physician and beat him up.
The administration mentioned, “While condemning the politician’s manner of interfering with the management of the patient which was brought to the hospital for medical attention, the management noted that such an act would not be tolerated.
“The politician was commanding the doctors to place his patient on oxygen and also instructed that he should be taken to the Intensive Care Unit. The politician, with the help of his aides, descended on a medical doctor, a staff of the hospital, thinking the doctor was filming their devilish displays at the A&E section of the hospital.”
“Owing to the assault by Mr Onireti and his aides, the doctors at the hospital have embarked on indefinite strike until an apology is tendered to the hospital and phones seized from the victim by the politician and his aides are returned,” the administration said.
But Onireti, whereas reacting to the allegation in a press release issued on his behalf by a media advisor, Busayo Olawoyin, the PDP chieftain mentioned he didn’t beat up any physician nor instructed his aides to do such.
He mentioned, “When we should be considering litigation for the negligence of duty on the part of the hospital leading to the demise of a PDP ward chairman, we are being harassed with allegations of assault.
“We are being told the whole hospital has begun strike because “Femi Onireti supervised the beating of a doctor,” thereby predisposing different sufferers to hazard. Doesn’t that sound ludicrous? It appears like blackmail with enter from fifth columnists.
“We believe that the health of patients should be more paramount than any alleged shortcoming of Onireti. He was on the verge of losing a dear party leader, emotion was high at the time and everybody was in panic mode. He can’t be held responsible for such an offence.”