UCH rescinds proposed N1000 electricity tariff on patients
The management of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, says it has rescinded its earlier decision to add N1,000 electricity fee to the service charge of every admitted patient in the hospital.
This statement was made in Ibadan by the hospital’s spokesperson, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, quoting the Director of Administration of the hospital, Mr Stephen Oladejo, saying there was never a time the hospital charged such fee, as it was more concerned with adequate healthcare delivery to Nigerians.
He said the memo being referred to was an internal document which was not implemented after a thorough review from internal mechanisms for such issues and had since been withdrawn. He said at no point did the hospital charge electricity fee.
“We are assuring the public that we shall continue to deliver effective and efficient healthcare to Nigerians irrespective of status.”
Oladejo reiterated the commitment of the hospital to delivery optimal healthcare services to the many patients who thronged the hospital daily.
According to him, the hospital has been magnanimous on several occasions by writing off unpaid medical bills.
“It is also important to state that the University College Hospital, does not turn back patients and that on several occasions, had written off bills incurred by indigent patients. Our doors are always open for people to cross check our activities,” he said.