UCTH to conduct inquiry into death of Neurosurgeon, late Dr. Nnadi
BY: Our Admin
The Management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH in Cross River State has promised to conduct a full inquiry into the death of a neurosurgeon and medical consultant in the hospital, Dr. Mathias Nnadi.
Dr. Nnadi died over the weekend on his way to the hospital after a sudden ill health that reportedly triggered up in a traffic gridlock in the outskirt of the state capital.
UCTH management in a statement on Tuesday made available to newsmen by the Corporate Affairs department, they stated thus: “the attention of Management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital has been drawn to various accounts trending in the media, especially Social Media, concerning the death of Dr. Mathias Nnadi, Neurosurgeon. Some of these accounts emanate from professionals who ought to know better.”
Adding, “as a responsible Public Organisation, the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital will not join issues with individuals in the social media space. We however wish to inform the public that most of these accounts contain a gross misrepresentation of facts. We urge the public to discountenance these accounts and await a confirmation of the events leading to that unfortunate outcome”.
The statement further maintained that in pursuit of the UCTH management’s commitment to transparency and improvements in the healthcare system, they are “conducting a full inquiry into the events, the role(s) played by different individuals, the failings, if any in our system, etc, to ascertain if another outcome was feasible in this case. We wish also to learn from this incident and strengthen our system”.
They hospital management in the statement also commiserated “with the family of the late Dr. Mathias Nnadi. We would also wish that the public would allow the family and our community mourn this loss with dignity”