Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has directed immediate suspension of the medical director at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital and four doctors absent when they were supposed to be on call.
The Governor visited the State Specialist and Umaru Shehu hospitals from midnight to 2 am during which he discovered that none of the 19 resident doctors, including the two on call were available to look after patients.
The Governor had instructed nurses to call the doctors on phone during his visit but none responded.
A statement on Wednesday explained: ” Governor Zulum has ordered the suspension of the Medical Director of Umaru Shehu hospital, Dr Audu Usman, for his failure of leadership.
“The affected doctors include Dr Musa Chuwang and Dr Chijioke Ibemere who absented themselves while on-call have also been suspended