National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria says it has produced over 6000 medical consultants specialist serving in many key institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
The College President, Dr Musa Mohammed Borodo made the assertion while speaking at fifteen Annual Scientific Conference and all fellows Congress of the college held in Kaduna.
Dr Borodo explained that, the College had also saved the country billions of dollars that would have been spent in the training of personnel abroad.
He commended fellows and other principal officers of the college for their courage and dedication to duty aimed at improving the health of Nigerians.
The President appealed to the federal government to continue to recognizing the role of the college and provide it with all the necessary support for effective service delivery.
According to him, the conference themed: “The COVID-19 Pandemic, Impact on Economy” was carefully selected by the organizing committee.
In her key note address, Deputy governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe said the state government had taken stringent measures to build public health system and manage the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Deputy governor pointed out that, Covid 19 remains a danger to lives and livelihoods, stressing that, the state is better prepared now than in March 2020.
“We mobilized a contractor to build new 136-bed isolation facility and directed that an isolation unit be built in each general hospital one that has enough space to accommodate it”
“We increased testing labs from zero to three and approved payment of Occupational Safety Incentive for health workers. We have also increased the sum assured on the life insurance and disability packages for doctors”
Also speaking, the Chairman local organizing Committee of the conference, Professor Abdulmuni Rafindadi noted that this year’s Congress was unique in many ways because it was postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the unprecedented covid-19 pandemic.