The management of Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, on Tuesday, said it has commenced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of a patient after an unrest in the female ward.

Sources in the hospital had alleged that the death of the female patient occurred during a disruption caused by a man whose name was not immediately available.

An eyewitness, identified simply as Rasak, who spoke with The PUNCH on Tuesday, said the incident occurred at the female ward of the hospital late on Monday.

Rasak said the man that caused the disruption lost control of his emotions after he learnt of the death of a patient believed to be his mother

“He was so devasted when he was told that his mother had died. He was running around the ward, and other patients were also there lying on their beds. During that disruption, another patient died, and the man was held as the cause of the second death,” Rasak said.

Another source, a nurse working in the hospital, who was close to the scene when the incident happened, said when the man lost his cool, upon learning of his mother’s death, he caused disruption in the ward which had other patients on admission.

When contacted, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Peter Olaitan, confirmed that a man caused disruption in the ward during which a patient died.

Olaitan, in a text message sent to our correspondent, explained, “There was indeed a lady who died, while a man who lost his sick mum started troubling the ward.

“The lady (that died) was not on life support, and he (the man that caused disruption) didn’t attack the lady. Investigations are on to unravel what actually happened.”

In April 2022, some hoodlums, said to be graduates reacting to the death of a patient, had attacked workers at the UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital.