The Kano State Government has suspended what it described as “inappropriate deductions” of 16.25 per cent each from income/revenue generated by some hospitals in Kano Metropolis.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Abdullahi Baffa Bichi, issued to newsmen on Thursday said that before now, such deductions were allegedly remitted to ITC Global System and Polaris Bank Limited.
He said, “Government has observed with great concern the inappropriate deductions of the sum of 16.25% each from the income/revenue generated by some hospitals in Kano metropolis, which is remitted to ITC Global System and Polaris Bank Limited.”
“The Executive Governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, has granted approval for the immediate suspension of the deductions as well as the remittances being made to the aforementioned firms pending investigation into the circumstances that led to the improper deductions.
“The import of this communication, therefore, is to intimate you of the foregoing development with a view to ensuring prompt compliance with the executive approval/directives.”
He, therefore, stressed the need for the affected hospitals to resume collection of their revenue/income by adopting the system being employed by other hospitals in the state, such as Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
The SSG said the letter has been copied to the Acting Director-General, Hospitals Management Board, and Medical Directors of the affected hospitals for information and further necessary action.