The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the management of Nisa Garki Hospital, Abuja, to answer to petitions and other allegations levelled against the hospital following the death of one Mrs Esther Ejumejowo.
The ultimatum was issued following a petition written by Barr. Ejumejowo, through his counsel Mr Innocent Ukoha addressed to the Minister of health, Minister of the federal capital territory and chairman of MDCN, had demanded an investigation into the cause of his wife’s death, alleging that there was a deliberate attempt to cover up the incident, which the petition claimed was caused by negligence on the part of the hospital’s staff.
Managing Director of the hospital, Adamu Onu, had informed some journalists that they would prefer to wait for the MDCN’s Verdict on the matter rather than make any comment at the moment.
However, sources revealed that an official of the MDCN who do not want his identity on the print has confided in one our reporter that letters had been sent to everyone mentioned in the petition and that action would soon commence in earnest.
“The council has already written to the management of the hospital and everyone mentioned in the incident and a 30-day ultimatum has been given to them to respond to all petitions and allegations against them on the death of Mrs Ejumejowo,” the official said.
When contacted, Secretary of the MDCN, E.D Abdu, had informed our correspondent that he is on leave “I am on leave now, I can’t talk about the issue.”