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No NYSC doctor attended to late elder statesman Joda, says FMC Yola mgmt

From Umar Dankano,Yola.

The Management of Federal Medical Centre Yola has refutes a published story by an online news medium that the death of late Elder statesman Ahmed Joda was as a result of alleged poor medical attention accorded to him by some national youth service Doctors in the hospital .

Our Correspondent in Yola reported that the controversial news item generated serious tension and concerns among the residents in the state especially family relations of late Joda and management of the FMC Yola.

Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Muhammad Adamu Dodo disclosed the position of the hospital’s authorities in a press statement issued in Yola yesterday explaining that late Joda did not undergone any surgical operation during his admission as claimed by the medium.

While urging the public to disregard the story which it viewed as “a reflection of poor journalistic standards and at worst mischievous”,it stated that late Joda received the best medical care by a team of three consultants at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital.

“Management wishes to state that the late elder statesman had received the best care that could be offered in the country.specifically he was not attended by any NYSC doctor at any time during his stay in the hospital.

“He was admitted in to the Intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital upon arrival until his death and NYSC doctors do not work in the ICU whether at normal times or during workers strike.

“The physicians component of Alhaji Joda’s care was provided by a team of three consultants comprising of a consultant intensivist and two consultants physician with specialisation in endocrinology and infectious diseases respectively”.The statement added.

Recalls that late Joda died on Friday’s afternoon (13th August.2021) at the FMC Yola while receiving treatment on an undisclosed illness and was buried same day according to Islamic rites while the refuted story by the online medium was published on the 14th August.2021 titled “REVEALED: How National Youth Service Doctors Attended to Late elder statesman Ahmed Joda due to Resident Doctors strike.”

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