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President Tinubu Passionate About Enhanced Healthcare Delivery – VP Shettima

The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima, has identified enhanced healthcare delivery as a top priority in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope administration.

Accordingly, he said that the Federal Government will support the training of personnel in its teaching hospitals and other tertiary health institutions in the country to meet emerging challenges of healthcare delivery.

The Vice President gave the assurance on Wednesday when he received in audience at the Presidential Villa, the management of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital led by its Chief Medical Director, Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo.

Sen. Shettima who commended the current management of the institution for the giant strides recorded over the years said the current administration is committed to supporting human capacity development in hospitals across the country.

Earlier in his remarks, Prof. Ahidjo said the visit of the team was to thank the Vice President for his support to the institution which spanned over 15 years, and to present the scorecard of the hospital as well as its future plans.

The CMD said with the support of the government and other stakeholders, the hospital has expanded from a 600-bed to a 1,305-bed facility equipped with state-of-the-art machines.

He said that besides building new centres for Trauma, Dialysis, Cancer and Stroke treatment among others, the hospital boasts over 100 professors in different areas of specialities.

The CMD however requested more support from the Vice President to enable the institution to actualize its objectives of being an international centre of excellence in healthcare delivery and training of personnel through the construction of an electronic health institute to facilitate its digitalization project.

Other members of the delegation include the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee, Prof. Sanusi Ibrahim; the Director of Administration, Mallam Iris Omar; the Director of Clinical Services, Prof. Modu Kagu; the Director of Research and Ethics, Prof. Faruk Buba; the Director of Training, Dr Abubakar Mohammed, and the Director of UMTH Kidney Centre, Prof. Ibrahim Ummate.

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