illegal Kidney removal, Panel recommends suspension clinic’s license

A Medical Board of Inquiry into the alleged illegal removal of two kidneys of a patient, Mallam Abubakar Buba at Aminchi Medical Clinic in Bauchi metropolis has recommended the suspension of the clinic’s license.

The board also recommended the immediate referral of Dr. Sani Adamu, the clinic’s owner and his two nurses, Messrs Mijinyawa Abdullahi and Yusuf Zangina, to their professional bodies for further investigation and appropriate sanctions.

The board further asked the state Commissioner for Health to review and update the Hospitals Registration and Regulating Authority Edict No. 20 of 1986, apart from activating and strengthening of all health professional monitoring and inspection teams within the state.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Isa Yuguda, Mr. Michael Adeyemi, yesterday, in Bauchi, said the board asked the Commissioner for Health to also suspend Aminchi as a health facility in compliance with Section 12(1 b) of the 1986 Health Edict No. 20

By Suzan Edeh

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