From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
The management of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi has debunked rumours making rounds that it is rejecting admission of patients without cash.
“The attention of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi, has been drawn to rumours circulating on social media platforms that the hospital is not accepting patients without cash,” Usman Abdullahi Koli head, Public Relation Unit of the hospital has said in a statement.
According to him, the story is fake and unfounded, adding that the hospital still considers patients without cash.
“Members of the public are advised to disregard the rumours, while the hospital continues to accord priority to patients,” the statement said.
Koli said that the hospital has warmly embraced the Federal Government’s cashless policy introduced through the Central Bank, in order to make transactions easy to patients and their relatives.
“To this end, the hospital introduces a method to ease the process of payments to patients on admission and those that will come for health care services,” it explained.
Koli, who further said that the management agreed to collect all kind of e-payment across all its collation centers, explained that a print out remitter will be given to the client for validation of payment.
He pointed out that Point of Sale (POS) operators are also available at some payment points for transfer and transaction of the Naira notes, while charges for the POS were being coordinated by the management.
He further noted that the management has improved its network capacity for the utilization of internet banking as well as to save time with improved accessibility.
“The general public is hereby urged to comply with the new policy and give maximum cooperation while at the hospital,” he said.