…SUG set for a show down with College Provost
Information available to us from the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LTH) says that the Medical Laboratory Science Students’ of the University have been banned from coming to the hospital for any form of practical.
According to our sources, the self acclaimed Acting Head of Department (Ag. HOD) Dr Oladosu O.R on Tuesday ordered the BMLS students to leave the laboratory for her and her students as she needed it to teach the resident doctors some laboratory procedures even though the lab according to our findings is not a training lab but a lab for emergency samples (crossmatching; a procedure required to check compatibility of blood before it is transfused. It is often an emergency procedure).
The students refused to leave neither did they alter a word, until the MLS on duty told Mrs Oladosu that “only a MLScientist can give that order here”. This infuriated her, prompting her to call the attention of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Sijuwola Oladele, who had a meeting with the CMAC, Dr Olakuleyin Olawale, the Director of Administration (DA), consultant and resident doctors, where we gathered from a source in the meeting that the CMD and CMAC had already concluded at the meeting that the DA should give the MLScientists involved queries and also order the students to vacate the hospital premises.
The DA declined and suggested that the students and MLS should be listened to, which was done, but it made no difference
Our source stated that “ A letter was sent to the Provost college of health sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso on 7th of March stating that the students were rude to a consultant therefore they should withdraw them from the hospital. A supposedly official letter was all over the notice board of the lab as if it was an internal memo. They did this in order to intimidate and incite the Mlscientists.”
The source stated that they were surprised to see the CMAC chasing the BMLS students out of the lab on the 10th of March. The students stood their ground and refused to leave the lab despite his threat of calling the police. They insisted that they were posted to the hospital by the university authority and only such authority can ask them to leave. They were later asked to leave the premises by the HOD of Biomedical department through a phone call.
Armed policemen later flooded the hospital environment. The BMls students marched to the office of the Dean of student affair to report the injustice and then finally to the provost’s office where the Dean of faculty of Basic medical sciences was present. We however gathered from our sources that “They told the students a lot of fallacies. One of the stories was that, the students are supposed to be trained by doctors that mlscientists should only prepare the lab for the doctors for their practical session”.
After the session of ‘lecture’, they told the students to write an apology letter and undertaking that such would not happen again. The students refused to write the apology as they claimed no wrong doing. Insider sources states that the students are ready to stage a protest at the hospital gate and the state secretariat. The Student Union Government (SUG) of the school has thrown their weight behind them and threatened to make trouble if the MLS students continue to face intimidation.
Source – Elombah.com