Health

January 17, 2024

Involve NMA, others in investigation of Ibadan explosion – Enabulele

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Dr Osahon Enabulele

By Chioma Obinna

Immediate past President of the World Medical Association, WMA, Dr Osahon Enabulele, has called for thorough investigations into the cause of the Tuesday’s explosion in the Bodija area of Ibadan, even as he urged medical doctors to sustain the emergency care with the provision of the needed materials and supplies.

Enabulele also called for the involvement of members of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, in the process of investigations, as well as the implementation of the outcomes.

Reacting to the ugly incident in a chat, Enabulele who expressed sadness over the development, said: “While I share the pains and feelings of families of injured victims, thorough investigations must be carried out to unearth the possible cause(s) of the unfortunate incidence.”

Enabulele, who was also a former President of the NMA, emphasised the need for physicians, under the aegis of the NMA to show solidarity through the provision of urgently needed emergency care for the injured victims.

Commending the efforts of the leadership of the Oyo State branch of NMA in directing their colleagues around the Bodija axis to make themselves available, he said: “Beyond the provision of emergency care, physicians, as well as other stakeholders, need to be involved in the process of investigations and the implementation of the outcomes/reports.

“This is one way, amongst others, to avoid a recurrence.

“In this regard, the support of private and public institutions and organisations and individuals will be essential.”

He expressed his sympathies and condolences to families who may have lost their loved ones in the explosions as well as to the people and Government of Oyo State.