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Banjo scoffs at SRHA report

Published:Sunday | November 9, 2014 | 11:31 PM

Dr Bob Banjo has dismissed the findings of an investigation conducted by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) into the way he was treated by medical personnel at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester after he showed up there last month with what were believed to be symptoms of Ebola infection.

Banjo is the Nigerian who complained that he was neglected for nearly nine hours and that nurses refused to treat him after he told them he had travelled to his homeland between July and August this year.

The complaints triggered a probe by the SRHA, which concluded that Banjo was not mistreated or neglected during his visit, but was treated fairly under the circumstances.

Michael Stewart, chairman of the SRHA, went a step further, congratulating medical personnel at the hospital for what he described as the proactive and professional manner in which they handled the matter.

However, speaking with The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre over the weekend, Banjo was critical of the investigation and its findings.

He argued that none of SRHA?s investigators contacted him and noted that the probe was based solely on the account of hospital staff who, according to him, are trying to cover up their actions.