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  •  Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors VC
    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC
     Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors VC
    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC
    Education2 weeks ago

    Kano varsity committed to producing qualified medical doctors — VC

    The Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK), Prof. Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa, has restated the institution’s commitment to producing qualified medical doctors.  

    Atiku-Kurawa stated this when the Kano State House of Assembly Standing Committees on Higher Education and Health visited the institution on Friday in Kano.The YUMSUK Head of Information, Publications, Protocol and Public Relations, Abdullahi Abba-Hassan,   disclosed in a statement.

    Abba-Hassan said the VC urged the assembly to look at the possibility of renaming the Muhammad Abdullahi Wase to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.

    He explained that would enable the institution to source intervention for its development.

    According to him, the donor agencies required the hospital to carry name of the university as requirement for their intervention.

    He further said that the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) had also recommended the renaming the hospital to make it suitable for sound MBBS programme.

    The University, with the support of the state government, he said, was working tirelessly to ensure that the hospital fulfilled all the requirements for the teaching hospital status.

    He further noted that the MBBS students would soon start their clinical services.

    In their remarks, the Chairman, Higher Education Committee and that of Health, Ali Shanono and Nuhu Abdullahi, said they met with the University’s  management in respect of Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Bill.They said that the bill was for conversion of the Hospital to YUMSUK Teaching Hospital.

    The Committee Chairmen, therefore pledged support of the Kano State House of Assembly to enable the university to get a befitting teaching hospital.

    They commended the Vice-Chancellor for the remarkable developments recorded in the University.

    “We are happy with the zeal and commitment of the Vice-Chancellor in attracting developments to the University,” they said.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Wike sacks Health Commissioner for allegedly hosting MDCN without approval
    Wike sacks Health Commissioner for allegedly hosting MDCN without approval
     Wike sacks Health Commissioner for allegedly hosting MDCN without approval
    Wike sacks Health Commissioner for allegedly hosting MDCN without approval
    General news8 months ago

    Wike sacks Health Commissioner for allegedly hosting MDCN without approval

    Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike fired Health Commissioner Professor Princewill Chike on Monday for allegedly organizing the preliminary session of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) without approval.

    Wike announced the commissioner's dismissal when MDCN President Professor Abba Hassan paid him a courtesy visit to Government House in Port Harcourt.

    The governor described the commissioner's unilateral decision to host MDCN without the consent of the state government as "most embarrassing."

    He said the state government did not request to host the council's preliminary session.

    Wike emphasized that the commissioner was wrong to host MDCN during the same time that the government was inaugurating and closing projects.

    Frankly speaking, I have never seen shame like this in my life. Everyone knows that it is not my nature to bring people and not serve them. So whoever did this must suffer for it, ”he said.

    Wike, however, said that MDCN's request for the establishment of a tertiary hospital in each of its senatorial districts would not be feasible due to funding shortfalls.

    “You have spoken of locating a tertiary hospital in each of the senatorial districts; this is not possible.

    "That is why in Nigeria we have a problem. When you go for your budget, you put all kinds of projects. You know it can't work Where will he get the money to locate the hospital in each of the senatorial districts? I ask.

    The governor said that to improve citizens' access to the provision of quality health services, his administration had embarked on the construction of some zone hospitals in Bori, Degema, Etche, Ahoada and Omoku.

    He further said that his government had also invested a large amount of resources in promoting medical education in the state.

    "This is particularly the case with the establishment of the Rivers State University College of Medical Sciences and the annual award of scholarships to 130 indigenous people studying medicine at the PAMO University of Medical Sciences," he said.

    The governor requested the reduction of the money accumulated for the Federal Government of the Federation Account to allow the states to have more resources to promote their developments.

    Earlier, Hassan said they were in the state for the council's ninth preliminary session and praised Wike for his positive attitude toward health care and medical delivery services in the state.

    He was particular about the huge investment in the Rivers State University College of Medical Sciences and the construction of the world-class Peter Odili Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases and Cancer.

    The MDCN president urged governors to consider investing in tertiary hospitals in each of the senatorial districts to increase the number of hospitals available for training internal officials and to control medical tourism.

    Source: NAN

  •  The NMA calls for the withdrawal of the controversial circular on the doctors service regime
    The NMA calls for the withdrawal of the controversial circular on the doctors’ service regime
     The NMA calls for the withdrawal of the controversial circular on the doctors service regime
    The NMA calls for the withdrawal of the controversial circular on the doctors’ service regime
    General news1 year ago

    The NMA calls for the withdrawal of the controversial circular on the doctors’ service regime

    By Oluwafunke Ishola

    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says it is actively involved in ensuring that the removal of house agents and NYSC doctors from the service program does not lead to a crisis in the state's health sector. from Lagos.

    Dr Adetunji Adenekan, President of NMA, Lagos Zone, gave the assurance at a press conference Monday in Lagos.

    Adenekan said the NMA, through the Medical Guild, had been in contact with the state government to withdraw the crisis-prone circular issued by the state service chief.

    He said the National Settlement Council (NCE) issued a policy document for the removal of House agents and NYSC physicians from the service program, labeling them as students.

    “It is important to clarify that medical / dental interns are graduates and very essential front lines who render indispensable services in hospitals approved by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), although under supervision.

    “In addition, NYSC physicians are full-fledged medical / dental practitioners and fully registered with MDCN,” he said.

    According to him, there is a tripartite meeting planned between the head of department of the Federation, the national AMN and the MDCN, aimed at resolving the irregularities in the circular.

    “Unfortunately, only the Lagos State government has rushed its implementation in all 36 states and the CTF, even the federal government has yet to do so.

    “The NMA Lagos as a whole condemns the hasty stance of the Lagos State government towards the implementation of the circular, as this can only lead to a crisis,” he said.

    Adenekan called on the state government to withdraw the circular in order to further strengthen the current harmonious relationship between the association and the state.

    He said it was evident that a huge gap exists in understanding the forensic aspect of medical practice at all levels, despite all efforts to ensure justice and fairness for all parties when this is necessary.

    The NMA president said the association's annual general meeting and scientific conference will provide the platform to address the issue.

    Adenekan said the event on “Medical Practice and the Law: Emerging Challenges for Nigerian Doctors”, which kicked off on August 1, will end on August 6.

    He said the theme could not have come at a better time when nearly all of the adverse medical care outcomes were seen as the result of the negligence of doctors and dentists.

    Adenekan said the event will provide all stakeholders with the opportunity to assess development in a crucial area.

    According to him, this will provide useful recommendations and ensure a desirable understanding of the laws guiding the practice of medicine in the country. (NAN) (nannews.ng)

  •  Kano govt converts Nasarawa General Hospital to Maitama Sule Varsity Teaching Hospital
    Kano govt. converts Nasarawa General Hospital to Maitama Sule Varsity Teaching Hospital
     Kano govt converts Nasarawa General Hospital to Maitama Sule Varsity Teaching Hospital
    Kano govt. converts Nasarawa General Hospital to Maitama Sule Varsity Teaching Hospital
    General news2 years ago

    Kano govt. converts Nasarawa General Hospital to Maitama Sule Varsity Teaching Hospital

    The Kano State government has approved the conversion of Muhammad Abdullahi Wase General Hospital in Nasarawa Local Government area of the state to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the hospital was initially named after a former Military Administrator the state, the late Col. Abdullahi Wase.

    The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof. Mukhtar Atiku, announced the conversion plans during an inspection visit to the hospital on Thursday.

    He said that the state government had approved the conversion long before his appointment as vice chancellor.

    Atiku said that the hospital had to undergo series of accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

    “The accreditation is what has been delaying the conversion but we are going to do everything within our power to actualise it.

    “Some time ago, these two bodies were in the hospital for supervision and a lot of observations were made, which included the provision of students’ hostel.

    “We have seen an abandoned land near the hospital which we believe is going to be a very good location for the construction of the hostel.

    “Hence, we are going to meet with government officials to discuss the issue so that we can move to the next level.

    “The school management is wishing that the meeting with government officials on the land issue will yield result.

    “The land is close to the hospital and also not very far from the university’s College of Health Sciences, Magwan,” Atiku said.

    Earlier, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr Mustapha Hikima, said it had all the facilities and equipment required of a teaching hospital.

    He solicited for the support of the vice chancellor in fine-tuning the modalities for actualising the take-off of the teaching hospital.


    Edited By: Zainab Garba and
    Source: NAN‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college teaching hospital in Borno
    Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno
     Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college teaching hospital in Borno
    Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno
    General news2 years ago

    Zulum inaugurates committee for medical college, teaching hospital in Borno

    Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Wednesday inaugurated a committee for the establishment of a Medical College and Teaching Hospital for the Borno State University.

    Inaugurating the technical committee at a ceremony at Government House, Maiduguri, Zulum said that the committee would be headed by Dr Othman Kyari, a healthcare professor and former Chief Medical Director of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

    He said that the Committee would develop a blueprint for the establishment of the college, in collaboration with stakeholders like the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and the National Universities Commission.

    The governor, who gave the committee three months to submit its recommendations, observed that with a medical college in the state university, funds used in sponsoring citizens for medical courses abroad and other places would remain in Borno and help to improve the university and other aspects of education.

    He said the committee’s terms of reference included examining and advising government on the feasibility of establishing Borno State College of Medicine and Borno State University Teaching Hospital.

    He added that the team was expected to produce blueprint for speedy establishment of the Borno State College of Medicine and Borno State University Teaching Hospital, including appropriate timelines for the commencement of the two institutions.

    He said “the Committee is also expected to produce relevant technical documents, including appropriate designs, and likely cost implications for the two projects.

    “It will identify and advise government on appropriate sites for the two projects, bearing in mind the post COVID-19 challenges.

    “It will advise on the best strategies of getting qualified academic staff for all the departments in the Borno State College of Medicine, as well as the minimum staff requirement for smooth take-off of the Borno State University Teaching Hospital.

    “To advise on appropriate state-of-the-art equipment required for the two projects.

    “To consider and advise on the possibility of working out strong collaboration with University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and University of Maiduguri toward the success of the two projects.

    “To consider and advise on the possibility of securing support nationally and internationally toward the realisation of the projects.

    “To liaise with relevant regulatory bodies, including the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and National University Commission (NUC) to facilitate the smooth and timely takeoff of the two projects.

    “To consider any other matter relevant to its assignment.

    ” And to co-opt any other person or persons the committee deems useful for the success of its assignment.”

    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)

     

  •  NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team
    NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team
     NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team
    NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team
    Health2 years ago

    NMA calls for thorough screening of visiting Chinese medical team

    The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has called for a thorough screening of the visiting Chinese medical team by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), and other relevant regulatory bodies.

    The association made the call in a statement issued by its President, Dr Francis Faduyile, on Friday in Abuja,

    “We call on all healthcare professionals to be wary of un-certified Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from China.

    “We demand a thorough screening of the medical team of experts by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and other relevant regulatory bodies to verify their status.

    “We further call on the Federal Government to publish the names, designations/status and qualifications of the Chinese medical experts.’’

    Faduyile reiterated the NMA’s earlier stance on the rejection of the visiting Chinese medical experts, adding, however, that the association was not against the receipt of donor support and equipment from the country.

    “We are rather against pulling the wool over our eyes going by the recent statement issued by the Managing Director of the Chinese donor firm operating in Nigeria, that the medical personnel will be treating Chinese workers in their facilities.

    “We are taken aback at this statement as this is at variance with the information supplied by the Honourable Minister of Health.

    “We wish also to ask when medical expatriates started coming to sovereign states to treat their nationals. What happens to the Nigerians working in those facilities?”

    Faduyile said that the NMA was aware that the Chinese team would provide “CCECC employees with critical and necessary healthcare assistance as stated by the managing director of CCECC.”

    He said that it was unlikely the team would not have contact with Nigerian patients as the Presidential Task Force (PTF), would want to have the association believe, noting that the CCECC had Nigerians among its employees.

    Faduyile said the association was aware of the “Stride with Nigeria” mantra of the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), and its willingness to participate in the construction of two isolation centres in Abuja.

    “This gesture is no different from that of Corporate Nigeria so far, including the world-class isolation centre constructed and donated by Guaranty Trust Bank to the Lagos State Government without the help of Chinese experts.

    “We wish to respectfully request the PTF to deal with the genuine concerns of her people, including all the professional bodies that have spoken out against this curious decision to engage the Chinese at all cost. A recipient of donations is still at liberty to pick and choose,’’ he said.

    Faduyile said that the NMA had noted that the consistent and progressive neglect of the health sector and health care workers had left the industry debilitated, leading to the mass exodus of  healthcare workers for greener pastures.

    He said that those left behind were working “magic’’ with bare hands, adding that it was time to look inwards and deploy mobilised resources to strengthen the nation’s systems.

    “The NMA in recent times has been at the vanguard calling on the government to revive the health sector and trigger brain gain.

    “The government has continued to shift the post in explanation regarding this Chinese invitation.’’

    Faduyile said NMA would continue to monitor the situation and would not hesitate to do whatever was necessary to protect Nigerian citizens against any form of medical exploitation.

    “We reaffirm our belief in the ability of the Nigerian healthcare professionals, especially those at the frontlines, to continue to do their best for our country as we continue to reject this `Greek gift’ from CCECC at this time.’’

    He called on all men and women of goodwill to mount pressure on the government to provide adequate PPE to frontline healthcare workers and not share it among the political class who were not facing similar risk like healthcare providers.

    He, however, disassociated the NMA from a purported consultation with any politician/group of politicians on any position it had taken on the C0VID-19 pandemic, saying “we are minded by altruistic intentions for the good of our country.’’


    Edited By: Johnson Eyiangho/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    (NAN)