UITH raises panel to unearth death of patient

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The Management of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) have raised a 10-man panel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of one Alhaji Muhideen Obamomo Jimoh, alleged to have died on April 3.

Duaglobalnews gathered that the deceased, who was admitted and died at the hospital was said to have tested positive to COVID-19.

A statement from the hospital said the panel is headed by Prof. E.O Afolayan with Mrs O.O Olu-bolanlji, as the secretary.

According to David S. Odaibo, the Director of Administration of the hospital, the panel is also charged with the responsibility of investigating the process of admission of Jimoh, management and the eventual release of his corpse.

The Afolayan-led panel will also investigate motives behind the concealment of accurate information provided by the patient’s relatives, investigate.

The panel is equally to take a critical look at the role played by Prof A.K Salami, a Senior Consultant in the hospital and make appropriate recommendations.

Meanwhile, the hospital has ordered suspension of Prof A. K Salami for alleged “unethical conduct in the admission, management and eventual release of the corpse of a suspected Covid -19 patient who died in the hospital on the 3rd of April, 2020.”

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