By Rashidat Akashat With Agency Report
The Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Keffi, Nasarawa State has appealed for an independent professional investigation to ascertain the truth behind the allegation of a stolen kidney at the hospital.
The Medical director at the Keffi FMC, Dr Giyan Joshua-Ndom, made the plea in an interview with NAN on Saturday in Keffi.
Medical Director Seeks Professional To Confirm Kidney Theft Accussation
Dr Giyan said the proposed inquiry would help unravel the truth behind a patient’s allegation that his Kidney was removed by a consultant at the Centre.
“It is better for an independent professional qualified arbiter to look in to the matter of alleged kidney removal so that the patient can properly be educated since, as it is now, he has lost confidence in the centre,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, there has been an ongoing report on the internet and some radio stations about one Mohammed Barau, suggesting that one of his kidneys was removed during an operation at the Centre.
“One of the ridiculous allegations by a former patient is that one of his kidneys was removed by a doctor in my centre during his abdomen operation.”
“I therefore do not speak in defence of any one, but as the accounting officer of the centre.
“Having investigated the issue thoroughly, I am in a position to give you adequate information that guided us aright that the said patient came here in 2010, critically ill and the doctors battled to save his life.’’
Joshua-Ndom urged journalists to always check the authenticity of any information before dissemination, especially about the centre with the management, for the interest of peace and national development.
The medical director stressed on the commitment of the management of the centre to continue to focus on programmes directed at patients and the lives of the staff.