Nigeria: Hospital Dismisses Staff for Stealing Blood In Nassarawa State

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Some staff of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State have been dismissed for stealing blood donated for patients, financial misconduct and sabotage.

Dr Hassan Ikrama, the Chief Medical Director of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa State disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lafia. While others are engaged in using hospital facilities to carry out laboratory investigations and put the proceeds into their private pockets.

Some are using the facilities of the hospital to carry out the investigation in the laboratory and put the money for the charges in their private pockets,he added.

He noted that all the dismissed staff were investigated and found culpable by a committee that looked into the matter.

Ikrama said that when he was appointed as the CMD, he discovered many leakages in the finances of the facility which needed to be blocked.

Ikrama, however said that the hospital management has taken on the challenges and are able to increase the number of theatres to three, clinics to eight, scanning machines from one to eight.

He added that more technical and other specialists have been employed to strengthen services to patients patronizing the facility daily.

Ikrama, therefore assured members of the public that the management of the hospital will do everything possible to ensure better service delivery

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