The Oyo State Hospitals Management Board has announced the suspension of a medical officer and a nursing officer for alleged involvement in professional misconduct.
The Chairman of the HMB, Dr. Gbola Adetunji, in a statement on Saturday, said the two officials were suspended after a meeting of the management.
He said they were suspended following their diversion of a patient to a private facility for emergency surgery.
He maintained that the two medical workers were petitioned by a relation of the said patient and that the management investigated and found them culpable.
The statement read, “The Oyo State Hospital Management Board has suspended two medical officers for diverting a patient to a private facility for surgery.
“This decision followed an investigation of a petition received from an affected relation of the said patient.
“Further investigation is continuing by the Disciplinary Committee of the Board. Following the activities of the Monitoring Committees of the Ministry of Health and the Board and reports of members of the public, the Board had concluded that a few bad eggs in the state health sector are demeaning the good works of the majority of the public health workers”.
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