Update: UNICAL Management Probes Death Of Student In School Hospital


Following the death of a 300 level student at The University of Calabar (UNICAL), the management of the Institution has commenced an investigation into the demise of the deceased, Precious Mhenuter, at the institution’s medical centre.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi directed the Medical Board of the institution to present its report on or before February 2.

Precious Mhenuter, a year 3 student of the Department of Library and Information Science, died on January 28 at the UNICAL Medical Centre.

A statement on Sunday by the Registrar, Gabriel Egbe said the school values the lives of students and is devastated by the painful loss.

Egbe announced that the board will probe the circumstances surrounding Agini’s admission, treatment and care.

The board is also to determine if the death could have been prevented and examine the roles played by the 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 and advise on how to avoid a reoccurrence ,” Egbe added.

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