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20TH Anniversary: National Hospital trains over 168 Resident Doctors to consultants 


20TH Anniversary: National Hospital trains over 168 Resident Doctors to consultants 

From Atiku Sarki, Abuja

The National Hospital in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja has over the years trained over 168 Resident Doctors to Consultant Levels and 1,500 interns in various field.

The Chief Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital, Dr. Jaf Momoh disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Hospital in Abuja Wednesday.

He said the hospital which started operation about 20 years ago with 200 beds and 400 staff with about 30 specialist consultants, now has over 450 beds and 2000 staff with 120 specialist consultants.

Dr. Momoh further explained that over the years, the hospital has also achieved 2,345,437 out patients and 172,783 admissions with 155, 603 discharges.

Also, he said, the hospital has recorded 30,094 deliveries, 29,065 live births, 10,909 road traffic accidents with 50, 249 operations and 446,951 radio diagnostic with 818 babies IVF success.

The Chief Medical Director while commending the efforts of the Board Chairperson Rt. Hon Olubunmi Patricia Etteh and the management staff of the hospital for their contribution to bringing the hospital to its height which he said is now a national centre of excellence in cancer care, neonatology, in-vitro fertilization and its services which are now computerized, also re-assured the general public of the hospital’s renewed efforts in quality expert care.

Earlier in her remark, the Governing Board Chair of the National Hospital, Rt. Hon. Olubunmi Patricia Etteh had said that the present Board under her leadership was commissioned barely a year and half ago and has recorded some modest achievements including the commissioning of the National Cancer Centre, commissioning of 2 Linac Machines and CT Scanner as well as upgraded the private wing to executive private wing for hospitalization of top Nigerians among others.

Hon. Etteh solicited for more funding from the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health to help address the challenges of old and dilapidated infrastructure and biomedical equipment of the hospital.

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