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Day: July 17, 2019

‘State Hospitals’ Loss of Accreditation Frustrating Medical Internship’

‘State Hospitals’ Loss of Accreditation Frustrating Medical Internship’

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The Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, has blamed the inability of many medical graduates to secure placement for internship on the loss of accreditation by many state-owned hospitals. He made this known at the fourth induction into the medical profession of 34 graduates of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. Sanusi said, “It is regrettable that many state hospitals have lost their accreditation for internship, therefore, the federal institutions we have are overwhelmed. That is why there is scarcity of placement for internship for inductees. “The state hospitals, after we made our enquiries, we discovered they don’t have the fund to pay their (inductees) salaries.  Sometimes, it takes two to three years before some of the induc
NHIS Failing to Provide Nigerians Health Services – Sambo

NHIS Failing to Provide Nigerians Health Services – Sambo

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The new Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, said the myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians. He also called for the resignation of members of staff that were bent on fanning the embers of crisis that had engulfed the NHIS over the past years. Sambo, who said he was returning to the NHIS 15 years after transferring his services from the scheme to the Ahmadu Bello University to pursue academic career, said this while addressing workers of the scheme in Abuja. This is after he officially took over from the overseeing director of the NHIS, Ben Omogo, who was in charge for nine months. At the event, Sambo also revealed the three-point agenda of the Federal Governme...