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UCH IBADANThe Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said that the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has fulfilled its mandate to train the best specialist doctors and health professionals in Nigeria. Alonge spoke on the various achievements of the teaching hospital during a walk organised as part of the activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Ibadan on Monday.

The CMD also said the hospital was set to improve on its achievements and reverse medical tourism in the areas of neurosurgery, nuclear medicine, cardiac and orthopaedic surgery so as to encourage more Nigerians and Africans to seek medical treatment at the premier hospital.

2017 11large Adeyeye 2President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof Moji Christiana Adeyeye, as the new Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

 
A statement on Tuesday by Mohammed Nakorji, the Assistant Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said the new DG is a seasoned Pharmacist with a proven track record of accomplishments in Nigeria and abroad.

uch ibadanPatients, doctors, nurses and other staff of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Monday morning were stranded for several hours when security men and cleaners working in the hospital locked the gates to the premises of the hospital to protest non-payment of their 11-month salaries.

The protesting workers blocked all entrances of the hospital during the action that lasted for over two hours Monday morning. This made patients, their relatives and other staff of the hospital to experience difficulty in gaining entry into the hospital premises.

hunger in children 702x336Zouera Youssoufou, Aliko Dangote Foundation’s Managing Director and CEO, has observed that Nigeria’s high malnutrition rate is undermining progress towards improving child health and survival and putting the brakes on economic development. By investing in nutrition, Youssoufou said the foundation aim to directly improve the lives of Nigerian families and to empower citizens to reach their full potential.

Youssoufou was commenting on the USD100 million pledge by the foundation to tackle malnutrition in Nigeria that was announced at the Global Nutrition Summit 2017 held in Milan, Italy. 

IbomAkwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has lamented the huge amount of state’s funds sunk into the Ibom Specialist Hospital but which was eventually shut down in September, by the consultants, who  citied  paucity of operational funds. The governor said a review of the hospital’s MoU is in the offing.
 
At a special state executive council held last night, which the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cardio Care Medical Services/ Managers of Ibom Specialist Hospital, Dr Yemi Johnson attended, the governor listed the amount the state government has sunk into the hospital since he came into office.
Public Medical LaboratoryThe Research Laboratory of Centre for Human and Genomics (CHVG) in the Microbiology Department of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has recently been adjudged to conform to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 15189:2012 standards, making it the first public medical laboratory in Nigeria to attain this status.
 
Laboratory Director, Rosemary Audu, who is also the Head of Department, Microbiology, revealed this recently at a press briefing at NIMR. She said the Centre with unique accreditation number as M0588, has been listed as a South Africa National Accreditation System (SANAS) Accredited Medical Testing Laboratory. The scope of the accreditation according to her covers, Molecular Diagnostics, Serology, and Clinical Chemistry.

Resident Doctors on strikeThree weeks ago, the Federal Government chose to be decisive and confrontational by speaking out on the air of arrogance and impunity flaunted by medical personnel under full government employment.

Realising how much the latter had taken advantage of their professional calling in the country to armtwist them into what it should ordinarily not agree to, the Federal Government took the bold step by ordering them to henceforth restrict their practice to the body that pays their bills or lose their jobs.

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