By Uzair Adam Imam
Following the death of two patients at Green-Olives Hospital, which the Private Health Institutions Management Agency (PHIMA) has described as misconduct in terms of management and service, the Kano State government has decided to shut down the hospital.
Green-Olives Hospital is situated at Sabon Titi, Tal’udu Gadon Kaya in Gwale Local Government Area.
Concerning the development of the issue, the Executive Secretary of PHIMA, Dr Usman Tijjani Aliyu, announced the closure of the facility in a statement.
However, the institution (PHIMA) was said to have been informed by the committee of citizens over the death of two patients at the facility.
Speaking, Aliyu stated that the two cases were thoroughly looked into and had discovered lots of misconduct and mismanagement in terms of services rendered to patients.
According to the statement, “The surgeon serves as the anaesthetic nurse, perioperative nurse and assistant surgeon as well, hence he alone does the four jobs during surgery, and this is grossly unethical by all standards.
“Consent forms were not signed before surgery, patients were not adequately prepared before surgery and no intraoperative monitoring of patients during surgery,” the statement added.
He also added that the accused would be dealt with in accordance with the agency’s guidelines, urging Kano state people to report such cases immediately as found wherever in the state.