Death of UNIBEN student at UBTH sparks students protest

A cross section of the University of Benin on Thursday took to the street to protest over the death of their colleague student whom they alleged died in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

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The aggrieved students who protested from the University of Benin main gate to the UBTH gate alleged that their colleague identified as Chibuike Jerald, a 300 level student of the department of philosophy and Religion gave up as result of negligence.

The leader of the group, Agbolahor Manasseh alleged that it has become a common practice in the UBTH for doctors to demand from the patience before obliging them medical services due to non availability of basic medical facilities.

He also alleged that the continued industrial disharmony in the institution has affected the quality of health care delivery as doctors, nurses and other health workers always exhibit nonchalant attitude due to poor welfare.

They called on the management of the hospital to improve on the relationship with the workers in the hospital so as improve the quality of health care services given to the public.

Reacting to the allegation , the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the University Of Benin Teaching Hospital, Doctor Casmir Omuemi  said  UBTH has always been up and doing in the discharge of service to the public.
He said he cannot confirm or deny the allegation that a student died in the hospital but that the relationship between the hospital management and the UNIBEN has been very cordial.