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FUNAAB final year student dies due to lack of oxygen at FMC Abeokuta



A FUNAAB final year student identified as Olaniyi Ashimi, reportedly died due to lack of oxygen at FMC Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to Twitter user @sammiee_oj95, the late FUNAAB final year student was rushed to the hospital which also lacks a functioning X-ray machine after an accident.  He further disclosed that no one knew the deceased had internal bleeding, and he died due to lack of oxygen at FMC Abeokuta which also had no ambulance to convey him to the hospital he was referred to.

Read the tweet below;

@MBuhari I am tweeting in pain as on Friday I lost a classmate who is a final year student at FUNAAB due to lack of a functional ambulance and #nooxygen at the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta. Now I still have 5 mates at the same facility…

@MBuhari this people have not been attended to by no one even a nurse in the last 24 hours. This is the lives of Nigerian students at stake. Asides the lack of up to date facilities @ FMC Idi AAbeokuta, there is also a lack of personnel in the complex.

@MBuhari these students would not be in this situation if the Abeokuta to Ibadan road was not a narrow one. Not only is it narrow it is also in a deplorable state. Guys you need to see this road. They had an accident on that road on their way from a conference.

@MBuhari it is so appalling that a federal road is just one lane not just that it is saddening there is no ambulance and #nooxygen in a Federal hospital too. Pls let’s t now to save the others in very critical conditions.

Upon getting to FMC we met the following: 1.Fmc has no functioning xray machine.. crazy right.. 2. They couldn’t even do a proper thorough scan/test for an accident victim…

No tests no scan they continued. For 24 hours no one knew Niyi had an internal bleeding until Friday and he had to be referred to UCH but FMC had no ambulance and worse off #nooxygen to move him to Ibadan… After hours we found a way to move him.

Another Twitter user who corroborated the story, disclosed that the FUNAAB final year student who died due to lack of oxygen at FMC Abeokuta, was attended to by student doctors as no doctor was on duty to attend to the victims when they were rushed in.

There is a kind of pain of grief when someone’s death could have been avoided. That is exactly the case of a final yr student of Funaab, Olaniyi Ashimi who met his untimely death due to #nooxygen

An accident occurred on 7th of december while students were coming from conference in ibadan. They were rushed to FMC. I’d chronicle this thread with hard facts.

The full gist. Pls let’s retweet till something is done about the deplorable state of our federal hospitals. Life’s are being lost unnecessary. Doctors are meant to save life’s not tell us there’s #nooxygen

From what I gethered, there were no doctors on duty to attend to the victims when they were rushed in. Students doctors were the ones that attended to him and by the time they realized niyi had internal bleeding, it was too late. How could he survive when there was #nooxygen

This is olaniyi Ashimi. A final year student of funaab. He could have still graduated with his set but there was #nooxygen in a federal hospital