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ATBUTH to engaged with West African collage of physicians for Research and medical advanced innovations.

By Mubarak Aliyu Kobi

Management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university teaching hospital Bauchi will allign with The west African college of physicians in matters of intensive clinical and biomedical research and innovation that will improve quality medical services delivery for people.

In the same vein, the college is also ready to synergize with the Bauchi state government towards training and retraining of medical professionals to mitigate man power predicament bodeveling the state healthcare sector.

Speaking during a press engagement, the National Chairman, who is also the Vice President of the college, Mr Jarmia Madaki said the College was established on 23rd October 1976 as an organ of world health organisation (WHO) which is an agency of Economic of West African States (ECOWAS).

According to Madaki, the College in each country refer to as chapter and that there’s thirteen chapters and Nigeria is one of the thirteen and the largest chapter as well as founding chapter.

Commenting on the Issue of brain drain in healthcare sector of Nigeria, The vice president said the collage is ready to work with the new administration of Bola Ahmad Tinunbu to address the phenomenon.

He particularly commended the Northeast development commission for it humanitarian services to priority states and opened hand for collaboration to ensure quality and affordable healthcare services to the people of the region.

On Bauchi state government, Dr. Madaki applauded the zeal of the state government for prioritizing the healthcare sector but called for more concerted effort and willingness to address manpower gap as well as timely release of budgetary allocation to the sector.

Also speaking The Chief medical director, ATBUTH Bauchi Prof. Yusuf Jibril Bara explained that the hospital has a standard molecular laboratory which could be use in research and training of healthcare professionals in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Earlier in his comment, the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the Annual general and scientific meeting, Dr Alkali Mohammed has said the Chapter had conducted a medical community outreach to over 2,000 rural dwellers on various illnesses at Durum village as part of the scheduled program in every segment of Annual General meeting as part of the social responsibility.

The 47th Annual general and scientific meeting of the West African collage of physicians has gathered over 200 physicians from Nigeria and other west African countries who spent a week deliverating on the issues bordering the healthcare sector of the region in Bauchi.

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