One hundred students from the College of Health and Technology in Ijero Ekiti state collapsed after allegedly inhaling chemicals during a campus fumigation exercise.
The state’s commissioner for health Oyebanji Filani in a statement said the incident took place on Wednesday and thirty-six of the affected students were still on admission, while the rest had been treated and discharged.
The statement reads: “Today, we received information that a number of students from the Ekiti State College of Health Technology Ijero were hospitalized at State Specialist Hospital Ijero, as a result of an ill-timed fumigation exercise.”
“About 100 students were affected, but when the Honourable Commissioner for Health Oybanji Filani & other representatives of the State Government got to the facility, only 36 students were still admitted as others had been treated and discharged.”
The commissioner empathized and appealed to the students of the college to remain calm and not destroy health equipment and facilities as this could have a negative counter effect on the situation.