By Agba Philip
A non-governmental organization based in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, Basic Rights Council Initiative BRCI, has written to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital UCTH demanding for details Of supply of oxygen cylinders to the hospital between January 2013 to December 2017.
The letter with reference no. BRCI/CAI/UCTH/VOI.10/008/2018 and addressed to the Chief Medical Director of the hospital was titled “supply of oxygen gas cylinders to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital.”
The letter which was signed by the Principal Counsel of Basic Right Council Initiative reads in part:
“In accordance with the freedom of information act, 2014; we hereby apply for details of the supply of oxygen cylinders to the University of Calabar teaching hospital between January 2013 to December 2017.
Should you require any clarification regarding this application, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone or by email.
I look forward to receiving this information promptly and in any event, within 7 days of this application as required by the Freedom of Information Act,2014.
The organization vowed to institute a court action against the hospital if the information is not released after one week.
CrossRiverWatch is currently undertaking an investigation of the rot and corruption in the federal hospital and the managementof the facilty have been reluctant to talk.
The FoI request was submitted this afternoon in the office of the Chief Medical Director, Professor Thomas Agan, and CrossRiverWatch captured the moment in tape.
Watch the submission @CrossRiverWatch TV
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