Florence Obi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabarhas ordered the institution’s Medical Council to urgently carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a student.
The deceased, Precious Agini, is a third-year student in the Department of Library and Information Sciences. She passed away on January 28 at the institution’s Medical Center.
The investigation order is contained in a statement signed on Sunday in Calabar by the Registrar of the University of Calabar, Gabriel Egbe.
Mr. Egbe said that the vice chancellor, as well as the entire institution, values the lives of its students and is devastated by the painful loss reported at the institution’s medical center.
“The Medical Board must investigate the circumstances surrounding the admission of the deceased to the University Medical Center.
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“The Medical Board must also determine whether the death could have been prevented and examine the roles played by individual Medical Center staff in managing the patient.
“The Board is also expected to establish the truth or otherwise of the allegations of carelessness or dereliction of duty among hospital personnel in the management of the patient and advise management on how to prevent similar situations from occurring again in the future.
“The board’s report is expected to reach the vice chancellor on or before February 2.”
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