The University College Hospital, Ibadan has said that it has withdrawn its memo which mandates patients using the health facility to pay a sum of N1,000 per day.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the teaching hospital’s Director of Administration, S. O Oladejo on Monday, in Ibadan.
Oyo News recalls that an internal memo, which was obtained by our correspondent, has said that each of the patient using the facility is to pay N1,000 on a daily basis.
The management of the tertiary heath institution said that it took the decision due to erratic supply of electricity.
It claimed that the management decided to task the patients using the Federal Government-owned health facility due to the increased electricity tariff and price of diesel.
The management of the tertiary health institution, however, said that it has withdrawn the internal memo.
Oladejo, in the statement confirmed that the hospital has withdrawn the memo.
The statement read, “the attention of the Management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan has been drawn to a publication in all sections of the media alleging that the Hospital is charging N1,000.00 per patient daily for electricity”
“The Hospital wishes to state that the memo being referred to was an internal memo which we did not implement after a thorough review from internal mechanisms for such issues and has since been withdrawn”.
“At no point did the hospital charge electricity fee”.
“The management of the Hospital is not oblivious of the fact that the said publication could have negative effect on our patients, we are assuring the public that we shall continue to deliver effective and efficient healthcare to Nigerians irrespective of status”.
“It is also important to state that the University College Hospital, Ibadan does not turn back patients and that on several occasions had written off bills incurred by Indigent patients”.
“We appeal to the public to ignore the said publication”.