Ilese Health College: Clinic Head in alleged unethical practice

Ilese Health College: Clinic Head in alleged unethical practice

Head of Clinic/Director of Clinic of Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese, Mrs Patience Odutayo, has been chided for unethical practice.

In the two protest letters made available to RazorTimes, Mrs Odutayo was said to have misrepresented the Nursing profession by placing a Community Health Officer (CHEW) above a professional Registered Nurse (RN).


It was indicated in the letters that when the Head of Clinic/Director was about to leave for her induction as Fellow of West African College of Nursing, she preferred a Community Health Officer to a registered Nurse to be in charge of the medical facility.

One of the letters duly signed by Smart Ajaja, a registered Nurse stated that the Head of Clinic did not follow the Federal Ministry of Health organogram.

“There is hierarchical structure/organogram in Primary Health Care (PHC) settings and the Health sector at large.

It is so sad to see how a supposed literate fellow among the professional Nurses, degraded and misrepresented the profession by placing a community Health Officer above a professional Registered Nurse,” he said.

Aisha Ajibola, who also is a registered Nurse, in the second letter written to the Provost of the college, faulted the unethical assignment of the position of the Head of Clinic by Mrs Odutayo.

“This is against the policy of World Health Organisation. Similarly, this action of hers negates the international best practices. I want the Provost and the management team to act accordingly,” Ajibola insisted.

Mrs Patience Odutayo, in a brief chat with RazorTimes debunked the allegation, described it as unfounded.

She stated that all that was necessary in terms of official handover to the next in rank was carried out by her.

“I didn’t handover to the Nurse in question because there were issues between her and some health officers in the school, so I have to avoid creating enabling environment for crisis.

“Haven discoursed the matter with the Management, I decided to handover to the CHEW officer.

As far as the Institution and Nursing Profession is concerned, I haven’t done anything unethical of our profession.

“Infact, throughout the time I was away,  I do communicate regularly with the Nurse in question, and she didn’t complain of any issue”, Mrs Odutayo disclosed.

Meanwhile, an insider who preferred anonymity stated that, it was twelve thousand naira (₦,12,000.00) only that Mrs Patience  Odutayo handed over to a Nurse (Thomas) which was meant for buying power generating fuel.

“I understand that Mrs Odutayo gave the money to the Nurse because she wouldn’t trust the CHEW officers for their lack of accountability and transparency.

“So, you can see that Mrs Odutayo possibly has an ulterior motive, if not, why did she do a handover note to a SHEW officer, then gave money to the next in rank Nurse”.