There has been tension at the University of Port Harcourt and the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital in Rivers State, following the death of a graduating student and social media influencer, popularly known as Yemitheplug, as the angry students of the school blocked, reportedly blocked the entrance of the UPTH in a protest, over the circumstances that led to the death of the student, who until his end was a graduating student of the school.
Yemitheplug, whose real name was Folorunsho Michael, was said to have suffered an asthmatic attack in the early morning hours and was rushed to the UPTH where he passed on.
Following his death, his friends, who were visibly infuriated, went on a spur-of-the-moment protest, where they temporarily blocked the entrance into the teaching hospital, demanding an explanation as to how their friend, who they said was conveyed there alive, ended up dead.
One of the deceased’s friends who did not want his name mentioned alleged that Yemi was not attended to because the nurses said they did not have Oxygen for him.
The student said, “He was brought into the UPTH around 4 am. When he was in the hospital, the nurse refused to attend to him. They told her (the nurse) that he is the son of the Deputy Director of Nursing in the UPTH.
“On hearing that, she (the nurse) was now asking for identification. At this point, his mum came and was now attending to her son and they were trying to resuscitate him.
“One of the nurses there said she should not bother that her son was dead and started holding her back.”
Another student, who also pleaded anonymity for fear of being victimized, told newsmen that he suspected foul play in the handling of the patient, as an official claimed that Yemi was already dead when his friends brought him to the hospital.
“The thing is even without having to speak to them, there are already many differences because what an official is saying is that the patient was brought in dead.
“But categorically we are telling you that that is not what happened. The time of death on the Coroner’s office says 6:02 am. But the patient was brought in around 4 am.
“If the patient was brought in around 4 am and the time of death is 6:02 am, you do the deduction yourself,” he said.
He insisted that the nurses did not attend to them until they were informed that he was the son of one of their staff, then one of them came.
“I was at home when I started hearing a noise, only to go down and saw Yemi gasping for breath. So, we tried to do our best, and knowing it was an odd hour, we had to rush him to the hospital.
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