Some elderly pensioners have collapsed at the venue of the ongoing forensic audit of active and passive workers of the Osun state government in Oshogbo on Monday.
It was gathered the three pensioners collapsed at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU) which is the venue of the exercise.
It was learnt that the senior citizens had arrived at the venue of the exercise waiting for the take-off before the incident of the exercise.
It was learnt that the staff audit was earlier suspended for weeks by the state House of Assembly as a result of the alleged cruel treatment served out to the civil servants by the consultant but the suspension was lifted recently.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that it took the intervention of the medical personnel of the state ambulance service to revive and stablise the victims.
Reacting to the development, the Osun State Government promised that all bedridden and healthy-challenged pensioners will henceforth have their audit exercise conducted via telephone.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, the government also said senior citizens will no longer be required to be physically present at the venue of the screening exercise.
“Pensioners outside the state at the moment no longer need to travel down to Osun State as they will also be having their screening through the telephone.
“Additionally, pensioners in the diaspora will also be screened only through video calls.
“In line with the above, the pension board is expected to make available all the particulars, especially pictures of pensioners to the consultant, for ease of identification during the video call screenings.
“The above directives take immediate effect.”