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Ekiti govt. probes allegations of poor work attitude, attack on EKSUTH medical personnel



Ekiti Government says it has launched investigation into cases of alleged poor work ethics at Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH).

Also, the state government said it was probing allegations of assault on doctors and health workers at the hospital.

Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani, made this known in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday.

According to him, the ministry will address recent incidents of patient/patient relatives’ assault on doctors and other health workers at the hospital in the discharge of their duties.

“We want to assure members of staff and the public that swift action has been taken in response to these regrettable events, as the suspects involved have been apprehended and charged to court.

“Measures to enhance security within the hospital premises have also been implemented.

“Additionally, we acknowledge the concerns raised by care-seeking members of the state regarding the challenges they face in accessing healthcare services at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH).

“Rest assured, we are actively investigating these bottlenecks with a view to streamlining and improving service delivery.

“We urge the general public to remain calm, as we work to address these matters effectively,” he said.

The commissioner said that in line with the above, and given the more recent events, the ministry had informed the board of EKSUTH to set up a review panel to investigate the complaints.

NEWSVERGE reports that a 10-member panel of enquiry, Co-Chaired by Dr Femi Thomas and Dr Sunkanmi Alabi, had been constituted by the state government.

The panel was charged with the responsibility of, amongst other things, investigating the perceived poor health workers’ attitude and suggest measures to improve quality of care delivered at the Accident and Emergency Department of the hospital.

“The interim report of the committee is to be submitted within 72 hours, while their comprehensive report is expected within two weeks.

“Furthermore, a comprehensive capacity-building programme for all staff members will be initiated shortly to ensure optimal service delivery, while creating a safer and more conducive work environment.

“We appreciate the continued support and cooperation of all stakeholders, as we strive to uphold the highest standards of healthcare delivery in Ekiti State,” the commissioner said.

Idowu Ariwodola

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