…says training in line with the vision of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of NAUTH
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi on Tuesday flagged of three weeks capacity training on Emergency Management for the staffers of the institution.
In his speech at the occasion, the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the hospital, Associate Prof Ogochukwu Ezejiofor said that the training is in line with the vision of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the health institution, Prof Joseph Ugboaja to make the hospital one of the best in the country.
He said that the capacity of staffers must be boosted to carry out the vision and mandate of making NAUTH a top-notch hospital in Nigeria and make the hospital a medical tourist center home and abroad.
Prof Ezejiofor pointed out that the hospital has employed many professionals and non medical staffs for efficiency and quality service delivery in NAUTH most of whom would be deployed to the permanent site.
The CMAC NAUTH also revealed that the hospital has acquired a whole lot of facilities and medical equipments for all the departments so as to actualize the dream and vision of the CMD, Prof Joseph Ugboaja for the health institution.
He said that the three weeks training on Emergency Management is to prepare and equip the staff of the hospital to effectively handle emergencies noting that emergency management is crucial in health care delivery .
In her own speech, Dr Nkiru Ezeama, Consultant Community Physician, who was the Chief Trainer for the three weeks said that the training is unique opportunity for participants to better themselves in emergency management.
She said that Emergency have a disproportionate burdens in low income countries noting that a whole lot of patients die due to mismanagement or lack of management of emergencies.
She said that the training program is a partnership between NAUTH and RUXEL Technical Services Ltd Abuja.
The Community Physician Consultant pointed out that two hundred participants were expected but said with relish that two hundred and sixty eight actually turned up for the training which according to her is an indication of the importance attached to the program .
Dr Ezeama said that the trainees at the end of their training are expected to go and make impact in their various departments and hospitals.
Dr Obiesi Emmanuel, Dr SPU Nkwerem , Dr Uche Nwankwo and Dr Uchenna Nwadi and other experts in different field of Emergency Management lectured participants during the training.
Some of the trainees who spoke with journalists thanked the management team of NAUTH, especially the CMD , Prof Ugboaja and RUXEL Technical Services Ltd. for the unique opportunity.