The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University Hospital, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (ATBUTH) Bauchi, Dr. Mohammed Alkali has urged the doctors of the hospital’s traumatology unit to always care for patients seeking care from emergency, emphasizing that they are your inalienable rights in the new national health law.
Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Alkali, who spoke on Friday during the awards ceremony to staff and prominent departments organized by the Hospital’s Clinical Activities Coordination Committee (CACC), said the national health law that President Muhammadu Buhari recently signed stipulates that the responsibility of health institutions and governments to finance emergency medical care. attention services
He said that even if there is no adequate space at the trauma unit, the doctors should make sure that there is no life-threatening situation as at that time.
” It is the right of patients to have emergency care. If you can’t render services for whatever reasons, you must document it. If you don’t have space, there is nothing you can do. But you have to make sure that there is no life-threatening situation as at that time.
“If there is a life-threatening situation, it must be addressed and then properly referred to another place.” He told the doctors. However, the Chief Medical Director said the plan is underway to improve the trauma center so that he can attend up to 40 patients at the same time.
According to him, other projects that the hospital will carry out are the improvement of the psychiatric unit and the establishment of the infectious diseases unit, among others.