The management of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has raised alarm over the poor state of security in the hospital.
The security of staff and patients is one of the issues striking Residents Doctors in the hospital want to be urgently addressed.
The Chief Medical Director, CMD of the hospital, Dr Thomas Agan told journalists in Calabar on Monday, that the security situation in the hospital was a matter of utmost concern.
According to him, “This hospital sits on 4.316 hectares of land; the perimeter fences have all collapsed making the hospital porous and vulnerable.”
The CMD disclosed that two vehicles belonging to staff of the hospital were recently stolen and the matter was being investigated by the Police and Department of State Security, DSS.
Dr. Agan, who expressed serious concern over the high level of insecurity in the hospital, further disclosed that, “even patients escape through the broken fence.”
He passionately appealed to the federal government to urgently release funds to the hospital “to enable us tackle this challenging security issue.”
On the alleged rape of some female doctors in the hospital by hoodlums, Dr. Agan disclosed that only a female doctor was affected and not two as claimed by the striking Resident Doctors.
Commenting on the strike by Resident Doctors in the hospital, Dr. Agan assured that the hospital management was working assiduously to meet their demands and appealed to striking doctors to return to work.

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