Ekiti 2018: No equipment and personnel at EKSUTH to treat Opeyemi Bamidele – Aide
Following last week’s shooting of a former member of the House of Representatives Opeyemi Bamidele during the campaign rally of former Mines and Steel minister Kayode Fayemi in the Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti the state capital, one of his aides has confirmed that he is receiving treatment outside of the state.
One of his Special Advisers Ahmed Salami said the former lawmaker though was initially rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital EKUTH, he had to be transferred to Lagos due to the dearth of medical equipment and personnel at the teaching hospital.
“Let me put on records that his being taken to Lagos was caused by gross dearth of equipment and personnel at EKSUTH.
“As much as we salute the proficiency and commitments of the Doctors in the hospital, let me also add that many of the consultants and equipment used in performing the surgery were hired from other hospitals.
“To forestall a situation whereby we have to rely on bringing equipment that were readily available in other hospitals down to Ekiti to treat him, we decided to shift him to such hospital to fasttrack his recuperation,” he said.
Salami noted that the APC flag bearer and former governor Dr. Fayemi and his wife Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Aare Afe Babalola, Engr. Segun Oni, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, Dr. Wole Oluleye, Barrister Victor Kolade and several other bigwigs in APC circle including ordinary members of his party were allowed access to him on the sick bed confirming the appreciable level of his stability before being allowed to be taken out of the state.