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JUST IN: Gov Bello suspends CMD Kogi Specialist Hospital

In an effort to curb corruption in the civil service, Kogi State Government had suspended the Chief Medical Director of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Dr Ahmed Attah from office with immediate effect.

The suspension is hinged on his failure to comply with the Single Treasury Account in operation by the state government.

The CMD was directed to handover on Friday following series of allegations levelled against him through a petition by some concern member of the hospital.

According to sources, the inability of the Specialist Hospital to operate a Single Treasury Account was as a result of the need to constantly pay Doctors the hospital employed recently and paid from the hospital’s coffers.

It was gathered that the hospital was operating a drug revolving scheme and would be pretty difficult to sustain the scheme if the money is paid into the state government account before seeking for approval and withdrawal when the hospital run out of stocks.

Also, the hospital runs on medicament and other items like diesel, items considered very importantly on daily use, thus, it was pretty difficult to run the single Treasury account.

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It was reliably gathered that some staff of the hospital had written a petition against the Chief Medical Director on ways and manner he handled affairs and managed the hospital.

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