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Disquiet Over Treatment of Boy Whose Manhood Was Cut in Bauchi

| July 19, 2012 More

Bauchi โ€” The parents of the 12-year-old Ayuba Halilu whose private part was cut have accused officials of the Bauchi State ministry of health of failure to treat the little boy as promised by Governor Isa Yuguda.

They said they had to borrow some money before they could stay for 27 days at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital because the N400,000 given them by the ministry had finished during test and investigations at the teaching hospital while the initial N200,000 given them by the government was used to settle debt for the treatment of the boy at Gombe Federal Medical Center.

Ayuba’s throat and manhood were cut by a youth in their area in Bauchi recently and when Governor Isa Yuguda visited the boy, the state commissioner of health Dr Sani Malami was directed to take the full responsibility for the treatment of the boy.

Daily Trust learnt that initially the boy was referred to Gombe Referral Hospital and when government intervened, he was transferred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where the boy spent 27 days.

In his reaction, the state commissioner of health, Dr Sabi Malami, said “the parents of the boy were ungrateful to the government because he had to force them to take the boy to the teaching hospital in Maiduguri after they had collected the N400,000, saying there was a consultant at the hospital capable of treating him.

Malami said “When they reached Maiduguri the parents of the boy said the boy was supposed to be taken abroad as directed by the governor; and they also refused to cooperate with the consultant, and there is no way I can advise the government to take you to abroad when I know that we have good doctors that are capable of treating the boy here in Nigeria”, he said.

Category: Bauchi State News

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