Three Years After, Ekiti NMA Mourn Six Doctors who died in the 2016 Auto Crash.
It is exactly three years that Ekiti state and the whole country was thrown into pain and mourning following the death of Six members of the Ekiti State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, including their driver in a ghastly motor accident along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway.
The Medical doctors were on their way to Sokoto for the 56th NMA Annual General Congress/Delegates Conference when their vehicle was involved in a fatal crash.
It was gathered that the rear tyre of the vehicle bursted while the vehicle was on motion thus causing the vehicle to somersault, killing the six medical doctors and the driver while others were seriously injured.
The deceased are Dr. Alex Akinyele, Secretary, NMA Ekiti Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti , Dr. Tunde Aladesanmi, General Surgeon, FTH, Ido Ekiti, Dr. O.J. Taiwo, anatomic pathologist, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
Others are Dr. Ogunseye J.B., of the National Association of General and Government Medical and Dental Practitioners and National Secretary, Hospital Management Board, Ekiti; Dr. Olajide O., President, Association of Resident Doctors, EKSUTH; Dr. Atolani Adeniyi, Secretary, NAGGMDP, Ekiti State; and Mr. Ajibola, the NMA Ekiti driver.
Survey by Roundoffnews reveals that a special programme has been set aside by the present leadership of NMA in Ekiti State in remembrance of the departed souls.
The programme will take place today Wednesday at the Doctor’s House Iyin Road Ado Ekiti by ten O’clock in the morning.
Meanwhile Ekiti state Government has Sympathize with the medical practitioners in the state as they remember the departed doctors.
The Chief Press secretary to the Governor Mr Yinka Oyebode said the incident was pathetic and prayed that such will not occur again in the state.
He reiterated the commitment of the present government to the welfare of Medical practitioners towards achieving a Universal Basic Health Care for people of the state.
May the soul of the departed Doctors rest in peace.
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