Kano Axes CMDs, Health Workers For Refusing Night Duty


In keeping with its promise of reforming the healthcare system for effective delivery under the new administration, the Kano State Hospitals Management Board (KSHMB) has suspended indefinitely the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) of three healthcare facilities in the state where health workers shunned night duty on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the KSHMB, Samira Sulaiman, among the affected hospitals are Abubakar Imam Urology Centre; Nuhu Bamalli Maternity Hospital; and Imam Wali General Hospital.

Sulaiman said in a statement on Tuesday that the removal of the CMDs and the suspension of the health workers were approved by the Board’s Executive Secretary, Dr Mansur Nagoda because they were found to have neglected their duties by deliberately absenting themselves from night duty.

The statement further explained that their actions actually endangered the lives of patients who were inadvertently left in the hands of medical students and trainees all through the night.

Nagoda warned that the Board would no longer condone negligence, lateness, or absenteeism from duty by any medical personnel, adding that anyone found wanting would face sanctions by the civil service rules and regulations.

Similarly, the Executive Secretary charged other hospitals to buckle down, as all facilities would be closely monitored to revive the health sector of the State to a standard level of quality and effective service delivery to the Kano people.

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