Medical Council begins Accreditation of Abia Specialist Hospital

The medical and Dental council of Nigeria has commenced the process of accrediting the Abia specialist and Diagnostic centre for the purpose of training house doctors.
The Registrar of the council, Dr. Abdumuminu Ibrahim and the team leader,prof. Wole  Atoyebi who spoke in Umuahia when the accreditation team paid a courtesy visit on the governor said they were in the state on the invitation of the state government to look at the facilities at the specialist and Diagnostic center and the Amachara EYE CENTRE FOR ABIA STATE SPECIALIST HOSPITAL UMUAHIA. ABIA STATEspecialist hospital in the state for the purpose of internship for medical graduates.
They commended the government for upgrading the facilities at the specialist hospital for training adding that the decision of the government to provide a place of training for medical interns is laudable.
According to them, the team in line with the policy of the council will look at the facilities on ground,  personnel, provision of accommodation for house officers after which they will send their report and disclosed that the council is eager to get more places for new medical graduates to train.
In his remark,  governor Theodore Orji said that there are many Abia sons and daughters willing to become medical doctors hence the need for the government to provide a place of training for them.
Chief Orji stated that his administration places priority on the health sector and maintained that a major part of its resources have been channeled towards provision of healthcare for the people.
According to him, the state needs doctors and paramedics to man the 250 health centers built by his government and pointed out that his administration has been doing its best in terms of provision of medical facilities,  personnel and accommodation for the doctors.
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