A patient at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Kwara State has died following an industrial action embarked upon by health workers amidst the coronavirus disease.
Channels Television learned from a family source that the patient, Olusola Olagunju, had been on life support before the incident occurred.
The victim was said to have died after the aggrieved workers switched off the oxygen.
A friend of the deceased, Ezekiel Adewole, said the unfortunate incident occurred on Tuesday.
Adewole explained that the patient died before being evacuated to another hospital for medical attention.
“He was referred to UITH, Ilorin for treatment. He has been undergoing this treatment for a while. He had difficulty in breathing, that is the only issue he had.
“He was okay, very active online. He was always on online – WhatsApp, Twitter and all others. The only thing is that he could not talk frequently on phone.
“He was using the support of oxygen. On Tuesday, we heard that the UITH went on strike. On that fateful day, they switched off their light.
“This guy was living on oxygen, electric oxygen. Immediately they switched off their light, he could not use the oxygen any longer and that was how his system collapsed.