‘Mental disorder patients’ break loose over Edo rainstorm disaster

‘Mental disorder patients’ break loose over Edo rainstorm disaster


An unspecified number patients diagnosed with mental health disorder other related ailments at Federal Nero-Psychiatric hospital (FNPH) in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State are on the sprawl.

This followed a rainstorm disaster that uprooted some trees which did not give any warning sign, crashed on the roofs of buildings at the hospital on Tuesday evening.

No life was lost, but some workers at the hospital narrowly escaped been crushed at the nail-biting encounter that put hospital patients on a panicky mood, according to hospital sources.

Investigation revealed that security personnel and medical personnel at the Emergency Ward of the hospital, rolled up their sleeves in salvaging the situation.

Mr. Osahon Usiobaifo at the protocol Unit of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric on a local radio programme on Tuesday morning, described the incident as a ‘monumental disaster’.

He said Buildings and equipment were destroyed by the rainstorm, but failed to give details of whether normalcy has returned to the hospital.

“The rainstorm was a monumental disaster.

“If those trees were not there, the disaster would have been more devastating.

“One of the trees was uprooted and destroyed the roof of a building in the hospital”, Osahon said.

A staff in the hospital who pleaded for anonymity stated that the tension was triggered by the loud noise after the trees fell on top of the roofs unexpectedly.

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“It sounded like the gods of thunder were coming down on us last night”, she said.

Our Correspondent reports that the Management of FNPH had contracted a tree surgeon to use a chainsaw to cut down the large trunk of the trees.


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