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  • Updated: January 02, 2023

UITH To Continue Prosecution Over Assault On Doctor

The management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has disclosed that despite the release of the corpse to relatives, it will go ahead with the investigation and prosecution of the three people who allegedly assaulted a medical doctor at the hospital.

The three people assaulted the doctor over the death of one Alhaji Soliu, a butcher who reportedly died in the hospital last week Tuesday.

This is contained in a statement on Monday, issued by Elizabeth Ajiboye, Head, Corporate Affairs Unit on behalf of UITH Management. 

According to the statement despite the amicable resolution of the matter, the hospital would continue its investigation and prosecute the three relatives of the deceased.

Ajiboye while explaining the reason why the hospital ordered the release of the corpse of one Alhaji Solihu to his family said, “The management having comprehensively reviewed the matter and has magnanimously decided to release the corpse to the relatives for burial.

“However, further investigations and possible prosecution of the arrested persons linked with the doctor’s assault would continue to its logical end.”

Meanwhile the Association of Resident Doctors, UITH, Ilorin started a five-day total strike as a result of the assault of their member.

"The UITH appreciates the peaceful resolution of the problem but the Management frowns at avoidable frictions between relatives and healthcare givers and would do all that is necessary including legal redress to solve the problem."

She noted that such had in the past led to serious injuries to healthcare givers adding that the hospital management would no longer tolerate any of such harassment and assaults from patients’ relatives and friends.

"Patients and their relatives are strongly advised to always channel their grievances through the SERVICOM Unit of the hospital rather than resort to verbal abuse and violence in seeking redress to observed lapses or ethical breaches on the part of members of staff of the hospital.

“We once again reiterate our commitment to the delivery of quality healthcare services to our patients, while we covet their unalloyed cooperation”, she said.

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