Some employees of Nisa Premier Hospital in Abuja have accused one Dr Yordana Carballo, a Cuban nationwide, of racism in the direction of Nigerian staff of the healthcare facility.
The employees additionally alleged that regardless of years of grievance on Dr Carballo’s behaviour, the hospital’s administration is but to take measures to guard them from her brazen show of racism.
A supply acquainted with the state of affairs, informed SaharaReporters that the Cuban physician racially profiles Nigerian employees on the hospital and makes use of it to launch assaults on them throughout session, ward rounds or private encounters.
“Most instances when she comes, she makes feedback like Nigerians scent, black individuals scent, when she goes right into a flight, she doesn’t need to seat with black individuals, each time we make feedback about Nigerian authors, she often says we should always take it out, that she doesn’t belief something that Nigeria does, that we aren’t good.
“The one individual she used to respect was a woman (identify withheld) who did her Peadeatrics in the US however left the hospital partly due to the state of affairs, she could not take it,” the supply mentioned.
A health care provider acquainted with the state of affairs mentioned the hospital administration as soon as fired a nurse, who had an encounter with Dr Carballo and was racially abused by her.
“There have been situations the place she has demonstrated brazen and brash perspective in the direction of the nurses however the managment doesn’t react. One particular nurse had an encounter along with her and the hospital sacked the nurse.
“This has been occurring. When expatriates from Turkey and different locations are round, she treats them properly. This has been taking place for years and the managment is conscious,” the physician mentioned.
The employees of the hospital referred to as on the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to analyze the state of affairs and why the administration of the hospital had refused to reprimand her.
“Earlier than you follow medication in Nigeria, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has to provide you a license. The MDCN doesn’t often license expatriates, in the meantime earlier than Nigerians can follow wherever on the planet, we now have to be licensed.
“She calls us names, saying Nigerians will not be good and the managment has by no means made an try to reprimand this girl and that is taking place within the coronary heart of Nigeria,” the physician added.
When SaharaReporters contacted Nisa Premier Hospital for feedback on Wednesday, the Head of Human Useful resource, Williams Chuka, mentioned, “I want to ask whether it is attainable for us to be given a chance to have the complete info for an inner investigation.
“So that you can say you will press, means you’ve agreed with that place that the docs and nurses have given to you.
“You’ve been given a grievance and you’ve got had the chance to do your investigation, I’ve simply been given a report, I have to even be given a chance for my very own investigation, you can not count on me to provide you a place of the organisation based mostly in your feedback to me at this level.
“I, as Head of HR, don’t maintain the best workplace within the organisation and at this level I won’t be able to provide you a place. My place is to provide this suggestions to my Medical Director who’s the higest place within the organisation and let him have the chance to reply.”