From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
The Chief Medical Director of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia in Nasarawa State, Doctor Ahmed Yakubu Ashuku has denied online publication accusing medical personnel of the hospital over negligence of duty concerning a patient.
According to him, “The publication is baseless, absolute blackmail, political and aimed at tarnishing the good image of the hospital. I urged journalists to always verify issues before publication”.
Doctor Ashuku who stated this yesterday while answering questions from newsmen in Lafia the state capital, added that the publication is purely political, no single element of true as well as urged people to disregard the insinuation.
“I want to assure you that there is no single true what the patient said in the publication. I am aware that a patient came to the casualty ward and was attended promptly by a team of Doctors. He was given basic medication while we were preparing him for further investigation. On the process, he now suggested that he wants to be transferred to Keffi where his house is. Later we made to understand that he made some false allegations on the management staff of this hospital linking us with the state government”.
The CMD implored patients to desist from insinuating falsehood allegation against the hospital saying that, the hospital is doing everything possible in terms of rendering medical care to patients at all times.