Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the immediate suspension of the medical workers at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital.
We understands that the decision of the Borno state Governor to suspend the health workers was because they skipped their official duties on Tuesday.
Borno state Governor had in the odd hours of Tuesday visited the hospital where he found several patients begging for the attention of the doctors who were apparently not on duty.
The Borno state governor haven found out that the doctors were not on duty, had attempted to dial the call numbers of the doctors severally but the doctors, unfortunately, refused to take the calls of the Governor, although it was unknown to them who the caller was.
The Governor visited the State Specialist at about 2am, Tuesday when he discovered that none of the 19 resident doctors, including the two on call were available to look after their patients.
While speaking on the suspension of the medical workers, a statement from the state government explained as thus;”Governor Zulum has ordered the suspension of the Medical Director of Umaru Shehu hospital, Dr Audu Usman, for his failure of leadership.
“The affected doctors include Dr. Musa Chuwang and Dr. Chijioke Ibemere who absented themselves while on call has also been suspended.
“Dr. Baba Ali Malgwi, who was second on call, was suspended over his inability to respond to telephone calls during the Governor’s visit.
“At the same time, frantic attempt to reach him was impossible even when he lives within the doctors’ quarters located around the hospital.
“Similarly, Dr Esther of the Pediatrics department, who was supposed to be on duty, was found absent and also suspended.
“All medical doctors attached to the accident and emergency unit are to be queried for their absence and the lack of duty roaster.
“Chief Medical Director of the Borno State Hospitals Management Board is directed to comply with the Governor’s directive while he is to take measures that should ensure all gap are filled.
“Governor Zulum is determined to ensure that all hospitals across Borno State provide adequate healthcare delivery at all times through.”