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Kano govt. sacks three health workers, suspends others for extortion

The Kano State Hospitals Management Board has sacked three staff members of Kabo General Hospital and suspended three others for alleged extortion.

The sacking and suspension of the affected staff were approved by the Executive Secretary of the board, Mansur Nagoda, after an unscheduled visit to the facility.

This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Hospitals Management Board, Samira Suleiman, on Monday.

According to the statement, three officers of the X-ray unit were caught charging patients N12,000 for X-rays against the approved hospital price of N2,000 and no document to show as evidence of payment, leaving the facility to carry out less than 10 X-rays per week despite the fact that the 2 X-ray batteries are functional.

He then approved the immediate dismissal of the three officers on grounds of extortion of patients.

Also, the Executive Secretary approved the suspension of the accountant, auditor and head of the laboratory for selling free HIV test kits given to facilities by the state government and were asked to report to the board headquarters for further disciplinary actions.

Furthermore, Nagoda explained that the  Labour ward was not in good condition, had no bed sheets on the beds, absence of compound officer, dumped equipment which was donated 4 years ago, as well as dumped COVID-19 items donated to the facility.

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