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Ekiti Doctors' Accident Survivors say medical attention was delayed

A survivor, Dr. John Akinbote suggested that some of his colleagues would not have died if they had gotten quick medical attention.

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One of the survivors of the accident that claimed the life of six Ekiti State doctors, Dr. John Akinbote, has blamed the death of the doctors on lack of immediate medical attention.

READ: FRSC says over-speeding led to the accident of Ekiti doctors

Akinbote, who also happens to be the NMA chairman of the state, made the claim while speaking with journalists on his hospital bed at St. Gerard Hospital on Monday, where the surviving doctors are currently receiving treatment.

READ: Ekiti State Government declares three days of mourning as seven die in car crash

He said: “Those that died would have survived if we got good medical attention from the point of the accident to the Doka General Hospital in Kaduna.

“It became even worse, when we got to Doka Hospital and there was no single doctor to attend to us and the only nurse on duty had no first aid facilities to administer treatment.

“I am sure, if FRSC personnel that took us to Doka Hospital and the nurse on duty had medical facilities to give first aid treatment, our doctors and driver wouldn’t have died.”

Another survivor, Dr Stephen Ayosanmi, said the driver quickly applied the brakes when the one of the tyres burst open, causing the bus to somersault.

The doctors who lost their lives in the crash, and for whom the state government ordered three days of mourning are Dr. Alex Akinyele, Dr. Tunde Adesanmi, Dr. O.J. Taiwo, Dr. J.B. Ogunseye, Dr. O. Olajide, Dr. Atolani Adeniyi, and the driver, Mr. Ajibola.

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