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Emergency Strike Declared at EKSUTH After Hoodlum Attack Paralyzes Operations



The Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) in Ado-Ekiti has been plunged into chaos, with labor unions declaring an emergency and indefinite strike. The unrest follows an attack by suspected hoodlums who invaded the medical facility, resulting in the destruction of property and prompting the theft of a corpse.

Reports obtained by Diaspora Digital Media reveal that the assailants targeted doctors at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital on Monday, unleashing mayhem and leaving the hospital in disarray. The attack has forced the Association of Resident Doctors at EKSUTH to take immediate action, directing its members to embark on an indefinite strike.

A letter addressed to the Chief Medical Director, Professor Kayode Olabanji, and signed by the President of the Association, Dr Famous Adeyemi, outlined the rationale behind the decision. The letter cited the assault on association members, destruction of hospital properties, and the theft of a corpse as the catalysts for the emergency strike.

The statement from the association emphasized the need for swift action by the hospital management and the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice. Additionally, it urged the state government to address the pending demands concerning improved welfare for medical staff.

In response to the security crisis, Rolake Adewumi, the spokesperson for the University Teaching Hospital, confirmed the deployment of four armed additional policemen to enhance security. The state police commissioner has initiated a manhunt to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure they face legal consequences.

In an official statement, the management of EKSUTH expressed disdain for the activities of the hoodlums who vandalized the Accident and Emergency Complex and took away a corpse. The Chief Medical Director, Professor Kayode Olabanji, asserted that acts of violence against hospital staff would not be tolerated, and security measures, including armed personnel, have been implemented.

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Professor Olabanji revealed ongoing efforts to identify and prosecute the individuals involved, with the management working closely with law enforcement and relevant associations. He urged staff to remain calm, assuring them that steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.

The situation at EKSUTH underscores the vulnerability of healthcare institutions to external threats and the imperative for comprehensive security measures to safeguard medical facilities and personnel.

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