Jos University Teaching Hospital Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ishaya Pam, said the Institution is under serious threat from Boko Haram.About 10 persons were killed and 24 other injured as suicide bombers attacked the St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church in Rayfield area of the crisis-prone Jos on March 10.
On Sunday night suspected Fulani herdsmen killed two anti-riot policemen attached to the Special Task Force, Palang in Bachit District of Riyom Local Government Area, and two others wounded when suspected Boko Haram members attacked the Police College in the Plateau State capital.
Apparently alarmed by the developments, Pam said JUTH was also vulnerable as it had been treating bomb blast victims and arrested suspected bombers.
The CMD in Jos on Wednesday, “Our institution is at the mercy of these bombers because we handle the cases of both the attackers and the attacked. In fact, a brawl was averted in one of the wards when a woman made a very careless statement. But for the intervention of senior doctors around, the situation would have been terrible.
“Everybody has access to the hospital and we cannot say that we won’t accept some patients because our duty is to save life, no matter who is involved. The Police bring in suspects for treatment without our knowledge and this is threatening the security of the hospital.”