The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Banku Obi, has directed the Medical Board of the institution to urgently conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a 3rd-year student of the Department of Library and Information Science, Miss Precious Agini.
The Registrar of the University of Calabar, Mr Gabriel Egbe in a release, said the Vice Chancellor, as well as the entire institution, values the lives of her students and is devastated by the painful loss reported at the Medical Centre.
According to the release, the Medical Board is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deceased admission at the University Medical Centre, determine if the death could have been prevented, and examine the roles played by the individual staff of the Medical Centre in managing the patient.
The Board is also expected to establish the veracity or otherwise of allegations of carelessness or negligence of duty among the staff of the hospital in handling the patient and advise management on how to avoid a reoccurrence of similar situations in the future.
The report of the Board is expected to reach the Vice-Chancellor on or before Thursday, February 2, 2023.