Staffers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital (FNSH) Enugu have given the Medical Director Prof. Monday Igwe a vote of confidence.
The hospital had been engrossed in crisis for some time now following the alleged closure of the nursing school with the MD being accused of masterminding.
To absolve Igwe of any misdemenor, the workers, Tuesday, said “there is no crisis in the health institution as it is peaceful and workers are happy with the administration of the Medical Director, Prof. Monday Igwe.”
The workers, who spoke to newsmen at a press conference, were drawn from the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), and Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of the hospital.
Chairman of MDCAN, Dr Jane Nnabuchi, said the unions were distancing themselves from and condemning the stage-managed protest of August 30, 2023 at the hospital and the attempted unauthorised “arrest” of Igwe on Thursday, September 14 in the hospital.
Nnabuchi, who spoke on behalf of the various unions, said: “Our collective attention has been drawn to the stage-managed protest that happened during the evening hours of Aug. 30 in front of our hospital’s main gate.
“We hereby debunk the stage-managed protest by a group of unverifiable Civil Society Organisation alleging that there is no peace in the hospital and that the workers are unhappy alongside other baseless allegations leveled against the Medical Director, Prof. Monday Igwe.
“We hereby state categorically that the piece of information is not only false, but was made to mislead the general public and to cause confusion.”
Corroborating, Dr Ferguson Mbachu, President of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in the hospital said on September14 the hospital witnessed a sponsored attempt at harassing and abducting its Medical Director under the guise of “arrest” by three unidentified police officers.
Mbachu noted that the three unidentified police officers came with an unmarked Sienna vehicle from Awka in Anambra state.