By Godwin Utuedoye



Dr Nicholas Azinge, Delta Comm for Health

Dr Nicholas Azinge, Delta Comm for Health

The Delta state Hospital Management Board has not increased the cost of obtaining medical record card to seeing a doctor in public hospitals.

Dr Moses Eyovwerhuvwun, Zonal Medical Director of Ughelli Central Hospital made the clarification while responding to an enquiry by our reporter on the background of allegation of increase in cost of issuing cards to out-patients of the hospital.

Contrary to claims that the hospital management had increased the cost of cards to N300 per patient, the ZMD said the claim had no basis but should be thrown to the trash bin of rumour. According to him, there is an approved unified cost for cards across the state since July 25, 2016.

He informed that the cost of Consultant Clinic card is N200 while consultation after official hours is N200 but that cost of card for seeing a doctor remained at N100 contrary to claims that it had been raised to N300.

The ZMD urged members of the public to seek information from the appropriate quarter and desist from peddling rumour capable of tarnishing the image of the state government.

He reassured members of the public of efficient health services delivery in the hospital especially at this time of recession when financial resources are scarce.