A threat alert has been raised that mobs are planning to attack Africa’s monumental medical facility, the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan in Oyo State.
Patmos Media Line learnt the Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, Sunday morning briefed Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde of the notification and the development, adding that he had been assured that there would be adequate security measures to protect UCH and other health institutions in the state.
Incidentally, Patmos Media Line learnt that the UCH only last Friday ended hosting a week long West African College of Surgeons examination for qualification as Specialist Doctors in various colleges of the WACS for across the west African surburb for which two batches were taken together because the April examination could not hold due to Covid-19.
A signal from Otegbayo’s office said, “Our attention has been drawn to the plans by suspected hoodlums to attack the University College Hospital, Ibadan. This is also as the Federal Ministry of Health has alerted all teaching hospitals; Federal Medical Centres; Specialist Hospitals and other tertiary hospitals in Nigeria of the plans to attack them,”
“Consequently, the Ministers in the Ministry have directed all CMDs and MDs to beef up security around their facilities. We at UCH have taken bold steps to ensure the safety of lives and property within the hospital.”
Otegbayo added that he had also called on the heads of all security agencies in the state to provide security support to UCH, and they have all responded promptly.
He assured staff, students and patients in the hospital that their lives and properties are safe.