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Nigerian rejects probe clearing medical personnel after Mandeville Ebola scare

Published:Sunday | November 9, 2014 | 2:23 PM

Dr Bob Banjo has blasted 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 was believed to be Ebola symptoms.

Banjo is the Nigerian who initially complained that he was neglected for nearly nine hours and that some 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.

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Chairman of the SRHA Michael Stewart 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.

But speaking to The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre yesterday, Banjo was critical of the investigation and its findings.

He pointed out 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.


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