The management of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, has directed that patients in the hospital will now have to pay a sum of N1,000 electricity charge daily, due to high cost of electricity and diesel.

This was disseminated in an internal memo tagged ‘Approval for the recommendation to add utility fee to service charged patients in the hospital’.

The memo signed by its administrator, Wole Oyeyemi, on behalf of the chairman, Medical Advisory Committee and Chief Medical Director, stated that N1,000 electricity charges are to be paid by patients in the hospital.

The management stated that the decision was driven by recurring power outage in the hospital, high cost of electricity tariff and inflation in the price of diesel which have impeded stable power supply, and it has decided to consider measures that can help to facilitate flawless service delivery in the hospital.

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