The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, (UMTH), Dr. Mohammed Tahir yesterday blasted the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Borno State Government over their non-challant attitude towards taking care of boko haram victims, particularly the injured ones recieving treatment.
Dr. Tahir said since 2009 to date, UMTH had been treating victims of Boko Haram including security operatives, in which, a total sum of N130 million were spent on drugs and other related medical care, unfortunately, all their pleas for NEMA to assist the hospital failed on deaf ears.
He also expressed sadness over Borno state government through its newly established State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for only donating N10 million used in taking care of the victims by the hospital.
The Chairman made this stunned revelations when the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi led other NEMA officials and other humanitarian agency staff like the Red Cross on a one -day visit to UMTH to sympathize with insurgency victims currently on admission.
“We are really disappointed with NEMA and SEMA for your refusal to come to the aid of UMTH in treatment of Boko Haram victims, this hospital has been doing its best in treatment of victims of the ongoing crisis since 2009 to date, but all our series of written letters/ memos in respect to financial assistance severally send to you ended up thrown in a dust bin.