The Civil Society Advocacy for Transparency, a Civil Society Group has expressed its displeasure with the quality of services being rendered in the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Yenagoa under the Leadership of Dr. Dennis Allagoa the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja following an emergency congress meeting of the group, the National Coordinator of the Group, Comrade Joshua Oluwatobi Ademola, disclosed that his group “had been receiving reports of poor quality of service from the Hospital, under the leadership of Dr. Dennis Allagoa as CMD, as the supposed Medical center of Excellence has become a shadow of the aim for which it was established in the first place”.
Speaking further, the Coordinator said “the federal government has continued to put in heavy doses of its scarce resources into the running of the hospital, and the procurement of needed equipment, which have ended up in coffers other than that of the hospital. This has led to several avoidable deaths of poor Nigerians, including most recently a high ranking member of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), while also swelling the ranks of foreign medical tourists among the elite who can afford it”.
Comrade Ademola disclosed that, “the Civil Society Advocacy for Transparency will be taking further action against the FMC Yenagoa, beyond this national press briefing, which will include a petition to the appropriate quarters, including the Presidency, the Ministry of Health, National Assembly and the anti-graft agencies, calling for the investigation and prosecution of Dr. Allagoa and his management team. Our Group will go further to embark on peaceful public protests against the maladministration of the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, and the disservice being done to the good people of Nigeria and the suffering people of Bayelsa and neighbouring Niger Delta states by this supposed center of excellence”.