FMC Keffi workers, MD feud over alleged high-handedness deepens
A worker at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State, has accused its new Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr Yaya Adamu, of high-handedness.
But Adamu has denied any wrongdoing in the discharge of his duty.In a petition signed by one of the workers, Mallam Isiak Abdullahi, they condemned the 100 per cent price hike in delivery fees at the hospital from N30,000 to N60,000.
The workers pointed out that the increase was not in the interest of the people of Nasarawa State, and that the hospital is witnessing a drop in public patronage, which may not be unconnected with the hike in medical services.
However, Adamu denied the allegations, saying, “as far as I am aware there’s no such thing as high-handedness in FMC Keffi, as we run an all-inclusive administration.
“As for sale of hospital properties, I’m not aware of any hospital property that was sold, or being planned to be sold. There hasn’t been an increase in delivery fees. You may take statistics of the cost of delivery in similar government hospitals around us and see if the allegation can be substantiated.”
According to the petition, patients are being forced to make compulsory deposits before the commencement of any treatment.It further accused Adamu of jettisoning social services in the hospital and selling its properties, including ambulances and vehicles purportedly claimed to be scrap without the board’s approval.
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