Stolen Kidneys: Panel Recommends Suspension of Bauchi Clinic’s License

Fresh news emerging from the case of allegedly stolen kidneys in a clinic in Bauchi has revealed that a Medical Board of Inquiry into the issue has recommended the suspension of the clinic’s license.

It will be recalled that sometime in August, the bizarre, yet touching, story was told of how the two kidneys of a patient, one Mallam Abubakar Buba were allegedly illegally removed at Aminchi Medical Clinic in Bauchi metropolis. The case, yet to be resolved, has generated more developments in recent times. The patient/victim at some point got financial assistance for the treatment (dialysis) of his condition.

The board looking into the issue 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.

Overall, 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.


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