EKEDC plans to restore power to LUTH, CMUL

‘Medical students learning, living in darkness at AKTH’

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has pledged to restore electricity to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) after their disconnection from the national grid over N252 million debts.

General Manager, Corporate Communications at Eko Disco, Babatunde Lasaki, said that the institutions had pleaded with the distribution firm after considering the systematic importance of the hospital, saying that they would be reconnected within an hour.

He said: “They agreed to create a payment plan on how they will pay the outstanding amount. We consider their importance and the services they render. We are going to reconnect them. So, in a matter of one hour, they should have power supply.”

MEANWHILE, students of College of Health Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, are currently taking lectures and other clinical studies at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) under a suffocating condition due to lack of power supply for three weeks, The Guardian learnt.

Besides, the residential hostels of the clinical students still within AKTH premises have been cut off from power supply in the last three weeks.

The Guardian also learnt that the clinical students and their counterparts in the Allied Health Sciences and Dentistry scout to fetch water daily for basic needs, since their hostels have been disconnected from power supply.

Efforts to get reactions from the managements of AKTH and Bayero failed as at the time of filing this report.

However, it was gathered through unofficial sources that the students are paying the prize of differences between the managements of the teaching hospital and the university over unresolved financial interest.

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