State House clinic unfit for treatment despite gulping N13bn

State House clinic unfit for treatment despite gulping N13bn

Despite the N13.59bn budgetary provision for the State House Clinic in the last five years under President Muhammadu Buhari, the facility appears ‘unf

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Despite the N13.59bn budgetary provision for the State House Clinic in the last five years under President Muhammadu Buhari, the facility appears ‘unfit’ to treat his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, DailyTrust is reporting.

The State House Clinic is meant to treat the president, the vice president, their families and other staff of the presidency. Kyari, who tested positive for the COVID-19 after a trip to Germany, allegedly shunned the State House Clinic and the special coronavirus treatment centres in Abuja and moved to a private hospital in Lagos to get a better treatment for the COVID-19 and other complications because of the deteriorating nature of the State House Clinic.

“Facilities at the State House Clinic have been deliberately grounded because of some policies and political intrigues while some equipment could not function because their subscriptions at the factories they were manufactured abroad have not been renewed. The hospital is not functioning the way it should function because several reagents are also not available,” a source  said.

Another source said, “The status of the hospital has been changed, it is now not bigger than any primary health care centre. There are certain surgeries or consultations that we cannot carry out even if we have the manpower and the facilities.”