The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has domesticated the Patients’ Bill of Rights at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital to protect the right of the patients for effective service delivery.
At the occasion in Abuja, the Executive vice Chairman of the commission Mr. Babatunde Irukera stressed that displaying the rights was not enough but ensuring the right actions were put into practice.
He said Nigerians deserved the right treatment and should be able to hold the hospital accountable for services rendered.
Mr. Irukera further advised the hospital management to strive to ensure the hospital work with slim or no margin of error as the services they render was sensitive and therefore demand extra care to save lives.
The Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Professor. Bissallah Ekele, Represented by Dr. Bob Ukonu said the hospital had undergone a lot of transformation from few bedded hospital to accommodate 550 patients.
He told the federal competition and consumer protection commission that the 12 content in the patients’ bill of rights have been successfully domesticated in the hospital.
He applauded the commission for standing tall at ensuring Nigerians get the best in terms of services and pledged to always ensure patients rights were not infringed upon.
Reporting by Florence Adewale editing by Daniel Adejo