Kano Suspends Hospital Guards Following Woman's Delivery in Vehicle

Kano Suspends Hospital Guards Following Woman’s Delivery in Vehicle

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The Kano State government has taken decisive action by suspending the security guards assigned to the Imam Wali Maternity Hospital in the state due to negligence. This negligence led to a pregnant woman giving birth in a vehicle at the hospital’s entrance.

Dr. Mansur Nagoda, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Hospitals Management Board, confirmed the suspension of the security guards in a statement issued by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Samira Suleiman. Dr. Nagoda stated that the patient’s husband, despite knocking endlessly, couldn’t locate the security guards. Frustrated by the situation, the husband recorded a video of the incident, which later went viral.

Dr. Nagoda explained that a similar incident occurred on November 26, where another woman in labor faced the same issue with security guards. In that case, the guards were absent, compelling the husband to rush his wife to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, the nearest alternative.

The statement reads, “Dr. Nagoda has approved the suspension of the security guards of Imam Wali Maternity Hospital and has ordered the zone to organize another set of security guards and post them with immediate effect.

“This development came after a video of a lady in labour who later gave birth in the vehicle due to the negligence that occurred on the part of the security guards of the facility.

“Dr. Nagoda explained that a similar case happened on the 26th November, in which another lady was also in labour and the security guards were no where for the patient to gain entrance into the facility, so the husband had to rush her to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital which was the closest.

“Similarly, Dr. Nagoda has approved the immediate suspension of three medical laboratory scientists names withheld due to offenses ranging from gross negligence, extortion and unwanted sexual activities mostly with patients who cannot afford to pay their hospital bills.

“He explained that their suspension was necessary and a committee would be set to carry out an investigation, pursue adm procedures, issue query letters and DAC, adding that until exonerated all involved remain suspended outright. “Dr. Nagoda lamented that HMB will not be on the defensive side every time, and has sent a strong warning to all that “no one should come to me or other heads of agencies to intercede, surely I will not entertain because our reputation is at stake”. “The Executive Secretary further explained that the public and hmb staff needs to know that we have an internal security system to checkmate our clinical proficiency, communication and professional ethics.”

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