The Bauchi State Specialist Hospital has explained why it has set up a committee to verify 700 of its workers.
The main reason according to the chief medical director, Dr Ya,u Hameed Suleiman, is to address the nagging problem of redundancy in the hospital.
Hameed who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office on Monday, explained that the committee which had already submitted its report, verified every worker to know their areas of strength and weaknesses as it relate to their performance.
The CMD calmed frayed nerves that the exercise was not out to witch hunt any worker but improve service delivery.
He added that it was an irony that the hospital has 700 staff but most of them are not required.
He stated that the exercise would address the possibility or need to transfer those whose services are not required to other areas within the health sector of the state for them to perform better.
The CMD further said that in some units of the hospital, 150 workers were doing the work that requires only 30 workers.
He said, “We have problem of redundant staff that are not critical to patients and these workers tend to cheat patients who complain of exorbitant fees which the management of the hospital never charge.
“Despite our modern and sophisticated equipment and our affordable services which are the lowest in the northeast, some of our staff are inflating the user fees and we need to stop this.”