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Ijaw stakeholders slam FG over delayed appointment of Medical Director for FMC

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Stakeholders, under the aegis of Good Life For Ijaw People, GLFIP, has slammed the Nigerian Government over the delay in the appointment of a substantive Medical Director for the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

According to the Ijaw stakeholders, despite the screening of three candidates, and recommendations made by the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Health, the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission, ICPC, the Federal Government has refused to appoint a medical director, to the detriment of the institution.

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The President of the Good Life For Ijaw People, GLFIP, Chief Tamunoemi Mindiwari, made the stakeholders’ position known in a statement on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

He stated that since the completion of the two-term tenure of the former Medical Director, Dr Dennis Allagoa, on the 10th of March, 2023, the Federal Government appointed an acting Medical Director to oversea the affairs of the hospital thereby playing politics with the health of Ijaw people.

He explained that the powers of the acting Medical Director were limited, adding that for the hospital to operate optimally, the Federal Government should appoint a substantive Medical Director of the health facility.

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“We want to plead with President Tinubu to appoint the best amongst the three screened consultants as the substantive Medical Director to enable the people of Bayelsa State enjoy the facility,” the statement said.

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