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Fire guts section of Uniosun teaching hospital


A reported fire emergency at the new Accident and Emergency Unit of the Osun State University Teaching Hospital sparked panic among patients and staff on Thursday morning.

An anonymous source confirmed the incident, stating, “I can confirm to you that there is a fire emergency at the new Accident and Emergency unit of UNIOSUNTH this morning. I could see patients scampering for safety and running out of the A&E Unit to avoid the fire. We don’t know how the fire started, but suddenly, we saw patients running for safety with blood and bandages on their body.”

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In response to inquiries, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Peter Olaitan, refuted the reports of a fire outbreak. Prof. Olaitan clarified that it was a circuit breaker that had exploded.

He reassured the public, stating, “It is not true. There was a circuit breaker that exploded, and that was all. The patients are ok and in the ward. Our engineers are already working to fix it immediately.”

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