Oyo Govt. Hospital blamed for broadcaster’s death

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OrijoReporter.com, Femi Oluwajobi

The death of Femi Oluwajobi, a radio presenter with Fresh FM at Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on New Year’s eve’s night, has been laid at the doorstep of Adeoye State Hospital, a government owned-hospital.

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Late Oluwajobi popularly known as Music Dynamite (MD) was knocked down by a drunk driver on the night of December 31, 2017, close to his office along Challenge Road.

The 32-year-old was on his way to ‘the Palms Mall’ on MKO Way to attend a crossover-night Gospel concert when he was rammed into after which he was rushed to Adeoye State Hospital where he died.

The hospital has received a chorus of criticism over Femi’s death with many saying it “is underfunded” and “a mere consulting clinic”.

The backlash has drawn the response of the state government who felt it was unfair to blame the hospital for the broadcaster’s death.

“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,” the Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Azeez Adeduntan was quoted as saying by a national newspaper.

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