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Kano hospital management boss pays unscheduled midnight visit to healthcare facilities, sacks casual workers 

As the second phase of the execution and management supervision kicked off, the Executive Secretary of Kano Hospitals Management Board, Dr. Mansur Mudi Nagoda, paid an unscheduled midnight visit to medical facilities in the state. 

While he commended the chief medical director of Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital (MMSH), Usman Tijjani for a job well done, he expressed total dismay over the condition he met at Waziri Shehu Gidado General Hospital.

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According to a statement by Samira Suleiman,  the spokesperson of hospital management board in the state, Dr. Nagoda, said MMSH clinical activities have immensely improved and staff on duty were present at their duty post. He also said the pharmacy was fully stocked be necessary medications. 

“The area that needs improvement is the laboratory which is expected that the  services should be timely and qualitative,” he advised. 

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Meanwhile, Dr. Nagoda met filthy premises, with only six staffs on duty in a facility with more than 400 staff at Waziri Shehu Gidado General Hospital. He reiterated that truancy will no longer be accepted, as the carrot and stick principle will be applied. 

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“No single attendant was visible, emergency over stretched and no utilisation of the register for free A&E and maternity items. It was also evident that mother’s were  buying medication outside the facility despite our free policy and all the warnings given to the service providers.

“Following this, immediate action put in place included sacking the absent casuals on duty, serving query letters to all staff on the duty roasters in all units and also summoning the CMD and the matron in charge of the maternity unit to the board for further discussions.”


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