Unilorin Students Commend Medical Services on Campus
Students of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) have expressed satisfaction on the effort of the school management on medical matters. Both students and alumni of the institution gave kudos to the University of Ilorin Clinical and Health Services.
Olushola Akinade an alumnus of the institution stated that in contrast to what was in the news recently, when a student in an emergency situation died because she was not attended to promptly in a university’s medical centre, the students of Unilorin are well attended to in the school clinic throughout his period of stay in the institution.
“They are prompt to attend to emergencies with or without school or clinic identity cards.”
He further stated: “It is a rule; in fact it is pasted on the wall in the records unit and on each doctor’s door that students to be attended to in the clinic must be with their clinic cards.
“However, if you are compassionate enough to meet a nice doctor they will attend to you.”
He also recalled one of his experiences at the clinic when he was a student: “I was a witness to one emergency situation in 2013 when a girl who was unconscious was rushed into the clinic. The nurses were fast enough to bring in wheelchair for the patient and one of the doctors on duty attended to the patient immediately. They did not ask for ID card or clinic card, it a matter of life or death,” he said.
In the same light, Adedoyin Kazeem one of the students of the Department of English said that the approach by doctors at the clinic to students is satisfactory.
Kazeem said: “In cases of emergencies, the patients go straight to see the doctor. But for ordinary patients they do require cards so as to locate the patient’s file and check his/her record and previous medical history.
He added that due to the fact that it is a clinic, some cases may not be within their capacity to handle. In such cases, they refer the patient to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for further treatment. “The atmosphere of the clinic is serene and conducive and their services to me is excellent.”
Also, Aminu Jatto Sekinant, a 200 Level student of the Faculty of Education said that doctors are friendly and prompt in attending to patients at the clinic.
“Though sometimes the nurses are not so friendly as they should be.”
Adebayo Bolanle, a 400L student of the Department of Agric and Bio Systems Engineering however observed that: “To be sincere with ourselves, the school clinic is trying. I like their treatment and I get better on time whenever I take my health concerns there. No matter the time of the day, there is always a doctor to attend to you, they are really dedicated.”
As for Awo Abibat, a student of the Department of Mass Communication: “In terms of facilities, the school clinic does not have much, but however, the little they have, they make the best use of it.
She further expressed hope that the clinic improves particularly in the area of laboratory services. She said: “There are times that the doctors require you take certain tests which the laboratory here cannot handle.
You have to go outside the premises to take those tests and pay for them. While clinical services on campus for students are absolutely free, drugs are free as well. But in rare cases where the school pharmacy don’t have the drugs prescribed to you, you need to go and buy it outside.”