‘Don’t blame hospital for journalist’s death’

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The Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Azeez Adeduntan, on Tuesday said the death of Fresh FM radio presenter, Femi Oluwajobi, should not be blamed on the inability of Adeoyo State Hospital to admit him for treatment when he was brought to the hospital.
Oluwajobi died after he was hit by a driver on the night of December 31, 2017, on his way to church for the  New Year’s Eve service. He was taken to the hospital, but was transferred to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, where he was confirmed dead. Since his death, the public have castigated the state government for not funding the hospital.

 Adeduntan, however, said the criticism was unfair on the government and the management of the hospital, noting that Oluwajobi was brought in with no chance of survival, having been taken elsewhere before.
The commissioner said, “We did our best in the hospital. This man came to the hospital with Glasgow Coma Scale, which shows that the man has a chance to live or die; he had five over 15.
“He came in brain dead. Instead of blaming the driver that knocked him down around 12 midnight on New Year’s Eve, you are now blaming the caregivers that did their best.
“He did not die at the hospital, but at the UCH. There is no perfect world, even in the US.”


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