A 39-year-old identified as Mr. Abass Oyebanji and a yet-to-be motorcyclist rammed into a speeding car belonging to an officer (name withheld) on Thursday, 2nd April in Osogbo.
Akelicious gathered that the accident occured at exactly 7:50 pm yesterday at Odi-Olowo, Jaleyemi junction in front of Embassy Food Canteen in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
The two victims were rushed to the LAUTECH Teaching hospital, Osogbo, Osun state with hopes that they would be saved.
The accident victims were rejected by Lautech Hospital and were referred to the State Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
The victims were almost rejected by Asubiaro hospital as a result of lack of First aid while the victims suffer severe pains.
While speaking with one of the victim, Mr Abass, was lamenting of pains while the motorcyclist couldn’t speak to newsmen due to the severe pains incurred.
According to reports, the medical personnel were scared to admit them as a result of lack of first aid amenities in the hospital.
In a bid to save the lives of the accident victims, good Samaritans and a journalist in the state who were at the scene pleaded to no avail but the victims were finally accepted after several calls were made to the Special Adviser on Public Health to Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and the Commissioner of Police in the state.
While speaking with an eyewitness, said, the recurrent question is: if the hospital admit and treat such patients, who will pay the bills? When there is no first aid.
Another eyewitness who could not hide his disappointment said, “what does one do when institutions entrusted with our very lives betray that trust in one’s most vulnerable moment?
For many people like me, it is bad to discovered that a state owned hospital lack common paracetamol, glove and emergency or immediate care a hospital should provide when a person Is injured or ill until full medical treatment is available for accident victims, he said.
Reacting to the incident, Comrade Olorungbotemi Bright urged Governor Gboyega Oyetola to provide reactionary measure, boost and revitalize health sector in the state.
In an emergency, the first responsibility of any healthcare worker is to save a life. Even if the victims go against the law of the land, he said.