Prof Zulum pays an unscheduled visit to a hospital in Borno.
Governor Zulum’s Late Night Visit To Hospitals
At around 1:00 o’clock in the night Governor Babagana Umara Zulum pays an unscheduled visit to Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital as well as the State Specialist Hospital Maiduguri.
His Excellency Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, Mni, the Executive Governor of Borno State paid an unscheduled visit to Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital where met the pathetic condition of patients and there relatives.
Unfortunately at Umaru Shehu, the governor could not find a single medical Doctor on duty and he had to place a call to all the 10 medical doctors on call, but none of them answered the calls not knowing it was the governor that was calling.
Only 10 nurses were found on duty out of about 138 nurses on the payroll. The Governor scrutinized staff duty roasters and moved round the hospital to see things for himself.
He went round all the wards to see the situations of the patients and later requested for the hospital’s staff pay book and made role call.
The Governor also paid a similar visit to the State Specialist Hospital, unlike Umaru Shehu some few medical doctors were on duty at the Specialist Hospital when he arrived.
However, the Governor was not satisfied by the quality of services rendered at both Hospitals.
He said the absent hospital staff will hear from his office in due time .
Meanwhile, a medical doctor, Dr. Stephen Ijeuwe, a resident doctor Obstetrics and Gynecology in FMC, Abeokuta recently collapsed and died during National Association of Resident Doctors NEC meeting on FMC Yenogoa. His colleagues blamed his death on cardiac arrest and lack of a defibrillator to resuscitate him as there was none in the centre. He has long been buried in his hometown.