…Govt should decentralise process to prevent avoidable deaths – Retirees
Pensioners in Osun State have appealed to the State government to decentralise the ongoing screening of its workforce including retirees.
The call became necessary as some of the aged retirees collapsed on Monday within the premises of the Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, venue of the ongoing screening.
It took the intervention of the medics of the State Ambulance Service to revive and stablise the victims.
Retirees, numbering about 2,000 old men and women who are visibly aged, frail and in some cases sick, were at the venue for the screening exercise.
A number of them who could not withstand long time standing were seen either, lying down, sleeping or sitting on the bare floor to avoid eventuality.
Many of the pensioners were visibly angry for what they described as inhuman treatment by the handlers of the exercise.