UniJos Veterinary Hospital, others ravaged by fire

By POLYCARPE AUTA

A section of the Veterinary University Hospital destroyed by fire

JOS- A midnight fire razed part of the University of Jos Veterinary Teaching Hospital located around Polo in the Jos North local government area of ​​the Plateau. The fire was the result of a tanker carrying Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which lost control and crashed into the hospital premises. A correspondent from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the scene, reports that a petrol station, shops and other structures near the hospital were also hit by the incident. the fire. Speaking to reporters at the scene, the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Tanko Ishaya, described the incident as a “colossal loss” for the institution. Ishaya, who was represented by Dr Thamaus Adigun, the university librarian, said the destroyed items were worth millions. “We have one of the best veterinary teaching hospitals in the country, and it’s a huge loss for the university and the nation in general. “The buildings and equipment destroyed by this fire are worth millions; it’s huge.” We therefore call on the federal and state governments to come to our aid urgently in order to make the hospital functional soon,” he said. from the university, said the incident happened at midnight Thursday.

Longbim listed some of the buildings affected by the fire to include the public health laboratory and all its equipment, the intensive care unit (ICU), the treatment rooms, the parasitology laboratory, all the consultation rooms, the pharmacy, the security post, among others. Similarly, Mr. Eugene Nyelong, the North Central Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the driver of the truck died in the accident, while his assistant was seriously injured and is currently receiving treatment in hospital. (NOPE)