The Kano State Government has denied that officials of Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital's refusal to accept old notes and waiting for the hospital to receive payment alert led to the death of 33-year-old Shema'u Sani Rabi'u.
The State Commissioner of Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, disclosed this in Kano on Monday at a press conference to address reports of the lady's death.
Asma'u was taken to the hospital on February 11, 2023, while she was bleeding.
She was reported to have told the health personnel that the fetus' movement had stopped.
According to her husband, Bello Bappa, they waited for eight hours trying to make payments and the alert before she was attended to.
She later died after having a stillbirth.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Dr Tsanyawa said the patient was in critical condition before she arrived at the hospital, adding that her survival would have been miraculous.
He affirmed that Kano Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje "has directed me to inform them (hospitals) to accept old Naira notes and they have been doing that since last week".
Tsanyawa insisted that the personnel did all they could but she or the baby could not make it.
He consoled the deceased family, praying that her soul rests in peace.
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