Following the death of a 300-level nursing student of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Miss Temitayo Owodolu at the institution’s medical centre on November 16, 2021, the management of the University has absolved itself from any wrongdoing.
While faulting the position of the parents of the deceased undergraduate, the institution stated that all was done by medical personnel of the university to ensure that late Miss Owodolu received utmost medical attention before she gave up the ghost.
The parents of the deceased student, Barr. Gbenga Owodolu and his wife, Mrs Oluwabukola Owodolu, had petitioned and accused the university authority of causing the death of their daughter who sufferd acute asthmatic attack due to what they described as negligence on the part of the institution.
With the parents through their solicitor, Femi Emodamori demanding N1 billion claim from the university over the incident, the institution in a statement signed by its Registrar, Omololu Adegbenro expressed disappointment in the manner the incident was handled by the parties involved.
While expressing sadness over the demise of the student, Omololu said late Miss Owodolu developed complications around 3:00 am but visited the Medical Centre about 5:20 am.
Describing the information about the incident already in the public space as malicious, the Registrar maintained that the university sets great store on the value of the life of students entrusted in their care.
“Temitayo’s vital signs were closely monitored at all times. But after initially responding positively to the treatment administered, her condition took a turn for the worse. The University’s medical personnel, again, medicated her as required and administered further emergency measures to relieve her condition, including a nebulizer and recommencement of intranasal oxygen.
“The University is deeply saddened that despite the best efforts of our medical personnel, Temitayo tragically passed away that morning.
“The University is deeply distressed by Social Media commentaries falsely representing the cause of Temitayo’s unfortunate demise and, further, claiming that her loss occurred as a result of a short-fall in the facilities available at our Medical Centre. The commentaries even go to the extent of stating that the tragic event of Tuesday morning occurred during a power blackout. This is far away from the truth,” it said.