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Kano Hospitals Board fires 3, suspends 3 others for extorting patients


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Dr. Mansur Nagoda, the Executive Secretary of the Kano State Hospitals Management Board, has recently made an announcement regarding the dismissal of three employees from Kabo General Hospital.

Daily News 24 reports that the individuals were accused of overcharging patients for X-rays, charging them N12,000 instead of the approved hospital price of N2,000.

In a recent statement, the Public Relation Officer of the Hospitals Management Board in Kano, Samira Suleiman, announced that the Board has taken action against certain individuals.

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The Accountant, Auditor, and Head of Laboratory have been suspended for their involvement in the sale of free HIV test kits that were provided to health facilities by the state government.

Suleiman emphasised that both punitive measures will take effect immediately.

The personnel were discovered during an unexpected visit by the executive team, which included the Executive Secretary HMB, DG KNCDC Dr. Muhammad Abbas, and DG of KSACA Dr. Usman Bashir.

The team expressed complete dissatisfaction with the situation they encountered and described it as an act of sabotage.

According to the ES HMB, three officers from the X-ray units were discovered to be overcharging patients for X-rays. They were charging N12,000 instead of the approved hospital price of N2,000. Additionally, there were no documents to prove that the patients had made the payment. As a result, the facility was only able to conduct less than 10 X-rays per week, despite having two functional X-ray batteries.

He promptly authorised the officers’ termination due to their unjustified exploitation of patients.

In addition, Dr. Nagoda highlighted the poor condition of the Labour Ward at the hospital, noting the absence of bedsheets on the beds and the lack of a compound officer. He mentioned that the equipment donated by a philanthropist four years ago, as well as those donated during the COVID-19 pandemic, have all been neglected and left unused.

“This act needs to stop. This decision we took should serve as deterrent to others. We took an oath, so we will stick to that oath and sanitize the health system,” he vowed.

He urged all officers to remain vigilant, emphasising that thorough monitoring is in place. It was made clear that those with any misconduct will face consequences and should take responsibility for their actions.


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  1. The Acronym of this word is SAKA the correct one is KSACA that’s Kano State Agency for the control of Aids


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