22 August 2016
The six-man investigative panel set up by Adamawa Government on August 14 to verify the alleged illegal removal of a patient’s kidney by a doctor submitted its report on Monday.
Chairman of the panel, Dr Pius Tizhe, while submitting the report to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Atiku in Yola, said the committee had done a thorough job.
A doctor (names withheld) in Jimeta Clinic was alleged to have conducted a surgery on one Isa Hamman, a 23-year-old herdsman from Fufore Local Government Area of the state.
The doctor allegedly removed Hamman’s kidney after which the patient was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, for another treatment.
“Today, we are officially submitting the report of the panel set up by the state government to probe the alleged removal of the patient’s kidney at Jimeta Clinic.
“We pray that the recommendations of the panel will guide the state government to resolve the matter,” he said.
Receiving the report, the commissioner thanked the panel for a job well-done.
Atiku said she would submit the report to Gov. Muhammadu Bindo for appropriate action.
The patient is currently undergoing dialysis at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.