The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged the management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) not to relent in offering best health care services to the people.
The ICPC Anambra State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Godwin Oche, gave the charge recently in Nnewi, at the inauguration of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the hospital.
He said, “Nigerians, and indeed foreigners alike, expect nothing less than international best practices and standard from this Teaching Hospital, and I must add that you should not rest on your oars in ensuring that you do your best in meeting the yearnings and demands of the patrons of the service you provide.”
Mr. Oche also charged members of the Unit to be committed to the cause of reducing corruption in the hospital to the minimum.
His words, “The new members of the unit should be fully aware that the job before them is enormous and requires that they be prepared to give their utmost best in terms of individual sacrifices, sincerity and dedication to the cause of anti-corruption.
‘Making public service systems corrupt-free and efficient requires sincere commitment and diligence from all citizens more so public servants in our public institutions.”
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Professor Joseph Ugboaja, in a remark assured that the Unit would be supported by the management to achieve the target of reducing corruption in the hospital.
He further offered the support of the institution to the fight against corruption in the state, saying that the hospital would render assistance within the legal framework to the Commission.
In his acceptance speech, the new ACTU Chairman, Dr. Dubem Onyejiaka, said the members were aware of the noble task before them and assured that the Unit would work with sincerity of purpose to make the hospital one of the best in Nigeria.