The Deputy Medical Director, General Hospital, Ijede, Dr. Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa, has refuted the allegation contained in a viral post on some social media platforms that health workers at the hospital are on vacation, saying that the claim is totally untrue and fabricated.

He emphasised that the hospital provides 24-hour service round the clock, even during festive periods, as all medical staff of the facility operate on a rotational basis and patients are attended to by the doctors and nurses on duty frequentky and without undue delay.

According to him, the people behind the post are only being economic with the truth for alleging that the workers were on vacation because the clinic area was under lock during their visit for a routine wound dressing.

His words: “Two people who came for dressing at the hospital met the clinic area, where the dressing is normally done, under lock. However, a staff who was around at the time informed them to go to the emergency ward for the dressing because such duties are carried out at the location during public holidays. But instead, they decided to chase clout by making a post that is false in its entirety”.

Dr. Balogun-Oluwa, therefore, implored the general public to disregard the misinformation contained in the viral post, describing it as malicious and deceitful with the sole intent to damage the reputation and integrity of the highly revered facility and its hardworking staff.

The Deputy Medical Director reiterated the commitment of the management and staff to enhance healthcare delivery, just as he appealed to all clients, especially residents of the Ijede community, to continue patronising the hospital for all medical care.

Ayomide Oyewole

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