Statehouse Clinic To Downsize Public Access

The State House Clinic has disclosed plans to scale down the number of persons authorised to access medical attention at its Asokoro facility located, in Abuja.

The authorities said the dwindling resources leading to a lean budgetary allocation to the facility has made the decision inevitable.

The Clinic was established to specifically provide healthcare services to the President and Vice President, as well as their family members and staffers in the Presidential Villa.

However, due to abuse of privilege, the facility now caters for about 32,000 patients.

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Alhaji Tijjani Umar, gave this exposé at the opening of a two-day workshop on service improvement in the hospital.

He said the situation was not sustainable, pointing out that the authorities are determined to stop those he described as hangers-on and extend services to only those officially entitled to access the healthcare facility.

Abdullah Bello

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