By Blessing Essien

The Medical Director, FMC Keffi, Dr. Yahaya Baba Adamu, has said that Federal Medical Centre Keffi under his leadership is committed to accomplishing the resolution of bringing about a transformation in the Health Sector.

Dr. Adamu, who disclosed this at the commissioning of some projects executed by the hospital recently in Keffi, said it behoves  on all stakeholders of the hospital to mobilize accessible, safe and modern Healthcare Facilities for our people, which directly translates the vision of the hospital.

“The aim of the ceremony was not to flash the achievements of the Management, but to accomplish the resolution of bringing about a transformation in the Health Sector.

“We are all aware of the great responsibility upon us (stakeholders) to mobilize accessible, safe and modern Healthcare Facilities for our people, which directly translates our vision which is to emerge as a centre of excellence in healthcare delivery, sustained by dedication to duty, unity of purpose and respect to humanity”, he said.

Going back memory lane, Dr. Adamu explained the dearth of befitting hospital services on assumption of office.

“On assumption of office in July 2018, I was confronted with a massive challenge of lack of infrastructure to provide basic healthcare services in the centre which my predecessor also battled with.

“One of the highest revenue generating departments in the centre is the laboratory departments which has been constrained by lack of adequate space to render other vital and complementary services as it still operates from the old building inherited from the then General Hospital”, Adamu added.

The Medical Expert maintained that there was a need for expansion in the hospital facilities so as to meet up with current realities.   “To truly emerge as a Centre of Excellence, it became mandatory to embrace Global best practices where Tertiary Hospitals no longer run a compact Laboratory but separate Departments of Pathology.” He said, stressing that “It is not only ideal but necessary to build an extension in order to consolidate on the previous gains and to offer other services that were not available with the aim of delivering improved and effective services to our patients.”

“One of the cardinal objectives of this Hospital is to install hope in the community towards encouraging stakeholders’ participation and patronage for the growth and well-being of the Centre and the community,” he revealed.

“This is why this management, with the support of the governing Board, deemed it necessary to complete the Dialysis/VIP Amenity Building in record time so as to improve patients’ care and reiterate our desire to provide quality, accessible and affordable healthcare services to our people”, he submitted.

The Medical Director expressed delight over the completion and commissioning of the edifice, which he said was the result of the foresight, belief and hard work of certain individuals to actualize this goal.

He thanked the Federal Government for providing the budget and especially, the Ministry of Health, Finance, Budget and National Planning who ensured timely release of funds for all the projects.

In his opening remarks, Board Chairman, Prince Sule-Iko Sadeeq Sami, appreciated the Minister for the enormous support given to the Hospital. “The first time you came to celebrate the site; today you have also come to celebrate our infrastructural development. We will not be tired of your enormous support”.

The Nasarawa State Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule, who was represented by the Honourable Commissioner of Health Nasarawa State, Pharm. Yahaya Baba, lamented the shortage of Intensive Healthcare Facilities in the state and pledged to support the Medical Centre where and when necessary.

The occasion was also graced by the Emir of Keffi, HRH Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa lll and other principal officers of the Hospital.


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