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Unethical Conduct: Kano directs Hospital CMD, CMO to step aside

Kano State Hospital Management Board has directed the chief medical director and chief medical officer of Abubakar Imam Urology Center,  Dr. Atiku Adamu Muhammad and Dr. Kabiru Ahmad respectively to step aside pending investigation of alleged unethical conducts and financial misappropriation.

SOLACEBASE reports that the decision followed several allegations ranging from extortion of patients, referral of patients to private facilities for procedures/surgeries as well as financial mismanagement by the public and various agencies.

A statement signed by Samira Suleiman, the Board Public Relations Officer, on Tuesday said Executive Secretary, Hospital Management Board Dr. Mansur Mudi Nagoda gave the directive after an approval from the Health Commissioner, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf.

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‘’The management has replaced the CMD/CMO with Dr. Amiru Imam Yola and Dr. Balarabe Umar Muhammad both on acting capacity to oversee the activities, restore order and sanity, then forward their reports to the commissioner for health in the next 3months, ‘’the statement said.

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The statement read,’’ Furthermore, the management has approved the posting out of all sub-staff, attendants to other facilities and make a replacement with other staff from sister facilities, and re-assign the head of nursing department with immediate effect.’’

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‘’The resolution further explains that, His Excellency Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf accords serious attention to  healthcare system in the state, hence the decision of the Executive Secretary and commissioner for health to complement effort in reviving the facilities to have a standard medical services and make sure all officers and health workers abide by the civil service rules and regulations.

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