Following our report on how the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Peter Etete of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) connived with his union, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to stop the generator from being powered to
enable other departments work with the light and give weight to NMA strike; we can authoritatively report that light has been fully restored back to UUTH.
In a circular seen by our reporter who visited the hospital on Tuesday, it stated that the issues surrounding the light has been resolved and henceforth, there will be constant light to enable the Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Radiographers, Orthopedicians and other clinical staffs work with.
The statement signed by the deputy CMAC, Dr Udoh was not specific on what he meant by the light issue been resolved. We gathered that the earlier report which became a subject of discussion in the various hospital departments embarrassed the CMD. The Minister of Health, Dr Chukwu Onyebuchi who we gathered got wind of the report was pissed off and resolved to take actions which were unknown to the CMD and administrative team, revealed our source in the Federal Ministry of Health.
Contrary to the earlier circular that the hospital was not generating revenue, our investigation revealed that the hospital is still raking in money. Treatments given to patients are charged for N7500 in most cases while the Laboratories and radiography sections are fully functional, while generating funds for the hospital.
The budget allocated to UUTH this year by our findings revealed that Etete has not used the money for all the buildings being erected in the hospital, while some of the funds needed will not be used as they are highly inflated. Details of how the budget is being spent are currently under investigated.