Monday, 15 August 2016

Adamawa Government Probes Alleged Missing Kidneys

Adamawa state government has constituted a six-man investigative panel to probe the alleged illegal removal of a patient’s kidney by Dr Hassan Yakubu of Jimeta Clinic in Yola.

Mallam Abubakar Muhammad, the Information Officer of the state's Ministry of Health, said the ministry acted promptly on receipt of the complaint from the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, where the patient was referred to.

The patient- Mallam Isah Hamma, is currently in critical condition at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola after his only kidney was allegedly removed by Dr. Yakubu  on July 8, at Jimeta clinic during a surgery for abdominal pain.

He said he was charged N50,000 for the surgery but after the operation his condition continued to worsen leading to his referral to the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe where it was discovered that his kidney had been removed.

Since then, Hamma has been calling for justice and support from relevant authorities and the public to save him as he now requires N48,000 weekly for dialysis.

(NAN)


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