Uduaghan Nabs Doctor Employed By Government At Private Clinic
SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, (THEWILL) - Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Wednesday frowned at the attitude of health workers especially medical doctors who abandone their duty posts for private practice after finding a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Dafe Adiki who was supposed to be on duty at Central Hospital, Warri engaged in private practice at a private Clinic.
Dr. Uduaghan expressed his displeasure and shock around 1.15pm when he paid an unscheduled visit to the private clinic in Warri.
“What are you doing here, you are supposed to be at your duty post and you are here? You are supposed to be attending to patients at the Central Hospital right now? This unwholesome practice is unacceptable to the State government,” the Governor, who is also a medical doctor, said.
“What do you want me to do with you now? You had better report yourself to the Health Commissioner immediately and explain yourself to him and we will take it up from there,” headed.
Dr Uduaghan noted that the attitude of health workers in the state was at variance with the State Government policy of providing good and quality health care for Deltans.
He called for a change in attitude and dedication to duty among health workers so that the people of the State would benefit from the various health programmes put in place by the state government.
Dr. Dafe Adiki who was dumbfounded by the sudden appearance of the Uduaghan at the private Clinic explained incoherently that he had an emergency call from the clinic but had to attend to the call before leaving for his duty at Central Hospital Warri.
In a related development, the State Government has promised to restore Delta Steel Hospital Orhuworon in Udu Local Government Area back to its past glory.
Dr. Uduaghan who made the promise when he paid an unscheduled visit to the hospital said the decision was reached after his administration assisted DSC Technical High School to overcome its daunting challenges.
He explained that the hospital and the School would be assisted pending when the problems facing DSC was resolved by the Federal Government.
Speaking further the Governor decried the neglect of Delta Steel Company by the Federal Government and appealed for urgent resuscitation of the Company in interest of employment generation in the country.
He assured DSC workers that government would assist in the payment of their salaries and provide facilities for quality health care delivery.
Meanwhile, Uduaghan has assured the contractor handling the State Board of Internal Revenue Head Office Complex of prompt payment of all certified work.
Governor Uduaghan who gave this assurance while inspecting the on-going construction work at the office Complex commended the contractor for keeping to project specification and schedule.
He explained that the Board of Internal Revenue Headquarters was located in Warri because of the commercial nature of the city.
He added that the six floor building complex would assist the State in expanding its revenue base and increase its internal revenue operation adding that part of the complex would be rented out to generate revenue when completed.
In his words “Warri is the Commercial Capital of the State and majority of the companies and organizations that the Board of Internal Revenue deals with are here in Warri, hence the Board of Internal Revenue Headquarters is situated here for easy access to its clientele”.
“This building Complex when completed we will be rent out part of it to generate revenue for the State,” he added.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan was accompanied on the inspection visit by civil commissioners in the state.