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FMC ABUJA CELEBRATED WORLD HEARING DAY

The ENT department of the Federal Medical Centre Abuja joined the globe to mark her maiden edition of the world hearing week with series of activities which runs from 28th February to 4th March 2022. The theme for the week is “to hear for life, listen with care.”

In her welcome address the Head of ENT Department Dr. Uche Ukwuije highlighted key points as regards safe listening.
According to her; it is very possible to have good hearing across life’s course through ear and hearing care.

Also safe listening can mitigate the risk of hearing loss associated with recreational sound exposure.
As she appreciated all the invited guest.

The Medical Director Prof Saad Ahmed in his welcome remark called for all hands on deck to curb the problem of ear loss.

According to him, the theme of this year’s event simply point out the need to take good care of our ears.

He also appreciate the effort of ENT department that though still very young but they are performing well.

In the same vein the Boards Chairman of the hospital Dr Alex Tosan Ideh in his remark stressed the need that sense of hearing is a key aspect of functioning at all stages of life and should be given adequate attention.

In his remarks, the special guest of  honour, the Distinguished Senator of Federal Republic of Nigerian Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe, Chairman Senate Committee stressed the important role policy makers in country should focus on regarding care of the ear and listening attitudes.

He noted that collective effort to add value to world hearing day should be the priority of everyone in the society. According to him, it is important for everyone to have full access to fundamental right to hearing regardless of societal class.

The Senator further disclosed that some illnesses can be attributed to lack of proper care and poor life style living as the case may be with hearing.
That the increasing rate of ear loss is due to some acts people involve in.
Senator Ibrahim in his word said advocacy is very important as part of policy making considerations to address hearing loss in the society.
Also there is need for fund increase by the Government to curb effective ear loss.

He further disclosed that the bill for health insurance that will address mandatory insurance coverage for all citizens of the Nigeria has been passed, waiting for final stage of been implemented.

In his final words the Distinguished Senator pointed out that the government is committed to work with stakeholders in the health sector to improve health service delivery in Nigeria.

He called for more collaboration to change the narrative for better ear and hearing health.

In the goodwill message by representative of WHO, Dr. Elayas Danbosa; Adequate data collation​ convince donors for fund intervention is very vital in the fight against ear loss.
He also called on the government to create enough awareness on hearing loss.
In an affirmative statement, Dr. Elayas revealed that WHO is committed to Nigeria government with support in it’s effort towards eradicating ear loss to the minimum.

The World Hearing Day in FMC Abuja was concluded on a good note with photo section.

Written: Kayode Olomofe Chris (FMCabuja PRO)

MINISTER OF (STATE) HEALTH COURTESY VISIT TO FMC ABUJA

In the event of the expansion and equipping of the hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the Minister of (State) Health, Dr Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora paid the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja a courtesy visit today, 28th February 2022 to felicitate with the Centre on her recent milestone – the OPEN HEART SURGERY. He was received by the Board Chairman, Dr Alex Tosan, the Medical Director , Prof Saad Ahmed, Board members, and the Top management committee members.

The visit became necessary because the hospital recently recorded her first four successful Open-Heart Surgeries, more so with a medical team of Nigerians led by Dr Onyekwelu Nzewi.

The Medical Director, in his remarks, thanked the Federal government for the support shown through the Ministry of Health on the Open-Heart Surgery project with infrastructure, equipment and training, owing to the delicacy involved in the procedure.

He also thanked the Minister of (State) Health for deeming it fit to visit the Centre and to identify with the milestone achieved. He stated that the hospital will engage her staff in training to domesticate Open-Heart Surgery and make it a routine procedure.

The Medical Director said that the Centre has set up the Medical Indigent Fund as part of her effort to reduce the cost while appealing to philanthropists and corporate organisations to support the project to subsidise the cost of carrying out the procedure.

The hospital Board Chairman, commended the Medical Director and the members of staff for the synergy brought to the fore in ensuring the success recorded so far, adding that the FMC Abuja did not make a bad decision when it decided to hire Prof. Saad Ahmed to herald the leadership of the Centre.

He further thanked the team from Save-a-Heart Foundation for the support.

The Minister of (State) Health expressed satisfaction on the success of the Open-Heart Surgeries already done in which patients were already up and doing only 48hrs after the surgeries were carried out.

He thanked the management and staff of the hospital for the laudable achievement while reiterating that President Buhari’s administration is committed to improving access to quality and affordable healthcare.

He further visited the ICU to interact with the patients and also inspect other equipment; the laser surgery machine, heart-lung machine among others.

Congratulations to the staff and management of FMC Abuja under the able leadership of Prof. Saad Ahmed for the giant strides.

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services delivery

In a bid to update staff in their various professions and to enable them excel on the job, the hospital Management organised a 3-day intensive training for the staff of Medical Social Workers, Psychologists and Counsellors which commenced from 31st August to 2nd September 2021. The training was tagged “Patient Care Coordination and Navigation”.
In her opening remarks, the Head of Social Welfare Department, Mrs Erdoo Iorfa welcomed participants to the training and expressed delight to the Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed for always granting the opportunity to train and retrain staff with a view of improving service delivery.
The Medical Director disclosed that, based on the report from the Head of Unit, he understood some of the challenges faced and the need for staff training which would give rise to optimal performance.
He appreciated the facilitator, Mrs Zipporah Nyariki for her unflinching efforts to making the training worthwhile, adding that with her track records in capacity building both national and internationally, he strongly believed that the participants were in no doubt, in capable hands. On behalf of the hospital management, Mrs. Zipporah received an award from the Medical Director for an impactful and detailed training session.
The Head of Clinical Services, Dr Joseph Eziechila thanked the Medical Director for organizing the training. He appreciated the Resource Person for the impactful session, pointing out that the knowledge acquired would be used judiciously to improve service delivery.
At the end of the training, certificates were issued to participants.
Congratulations

to all participants!

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