The management of the Benue State University Teaching Hospital destroyed expired drugs and medical consumables worth 200 million naira.
The chief medical director of the university teaching hospital, Dr. Stephen Hwande said that the drugs were acquired by the hospital but were left unused.
He said he discovered over 100 unclaimed corpses in the hospital’s morgue and had written to the Commissioner of Police for permission on what to do.
Before the appointment of Dr. Stephen Hwande, patients were asked by the hospital to buy basic drugs and medical supplies like paracetamol, and hand gloves, amongst other medicines and medical consumables.
The State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, had approved Hwande’s appointment as the new chief medical director of the hospital on October 17.