Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology started in March 2014 and is one of the major departments at Federal Medical Centre Abuja that has full accreditation for residency training programmes in both national postgraduate medical college of Nigeria and West African college of surgeons. The training was accredited in 2015 with partial status and full accreditation in 2018.
The department is committed to providing effective evidence-based specialist care services comparable with the best practices in the ant part of the world as well as human resource development through research in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Our vision is to help reduce maternal and perinatal mortality to an acceptable minimum, produce more specialists for adequate service delivery and embrace the enormous challenges of infertility and cancer with the view of tackling them.
Our core values include service to humanity, dedication to duty, integrity and team spirit.
The department currently has a total staff strength of 41. 7 consultants with speciality in IVF, gynaecology, endoscopic surgeries, urogynaecology and feto-maternal medicine; 7 senior registrars; 1 principal medical officer; 19 junior registrars, 4 medical officers, 3 corps members and a secretary.
The department is divided into three(3) Teams for effective service delivery and training purposes. The Teams are designated A (Feto-maternal Unit), B (urogynaecology unit) and C (Gynae-oncology unit).
Team A hold antenatal clinics (ANC) on Mondays, Consultant’s teaching round and Gynaecology clinic on Wednesdays and Theatre on Thursdays.
Team B holds ANC on Tuesdays, Consultant’s teaching round and Gynaecology clinic on Thursdays and theatre on Mondays.
Team C holds ANC on Fridays, theatre on Mondays and Consultant’s teaching round and Gynaecology clinics on Tuesdays.
We also have a colposcopy/pap smear clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays with LEEP procedures when indicated.
IVF clinics and procedures hold daily being manned by 2 teams of 6 doctors with success rates comparable with international standards.
Minimal access/endoscopic surgeries (Laparoscopy/Hysteroscopy) are done on Mondays and Fridays.
Ward rounds on in-patients are done daily and 24-hour emergency services offered. We also have a memorandum of understanding with Daughters of Charity Hospital Kubwa for residents’ rural postings.
Academic programmes include daily morning reviews, weekly journal reviews, weekly clinical conferences, daily teaching rounds and monthly ground rounds. OSCE is done every last Wednesdays.
The department had managed a lot of oncology cases successfully, performed many pelvic reconstruction surgeries and has about 4000 successful deliveries yearly, including successful management and delivery of high order pregnancies like quintuplet, quadruplets, which had put the hospital in a good light.
We also have a labour ward with modern equipment such as sonicaid, CTG, bedside ultrasound machines for effective monitoring in labour.
Our prompt response to emergencies had contributed a lot to very low maternal/perinatal morbidity and mortality. We have been able to save a lot of uterus by the skill in internal iliac artery ligation.
We also have mannequins for residents’ OSCE training which has improved pass rate with 100% score in the last part 1 National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria examination.
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department Daily Schedule
|S/N||DAY||8AM - 9:45AM||TEAM A||TEAM B||TEAM C||IVF CLINIC|
|1||MONDAYS||Morning case review||ANC||Theatre/ Endoscopy||Theatre||Team A/B|
|2||TUESDAYS||Morning case review and journal review||Ward wound||ANC||Consultant teaching round/ Gynae clinic||Team A|
|3||WEDNESDAYS||Morning case review and clinical conference||Consultant teaching round/gynae clinic||Ward round||Colposcopy clinic||Team B|
|4||THURSDAYS||Morning case review||Theatre||Consultant teaching round/ Gynae clinic||Colposcopy clinic||Team A|
|5||FRIDAYS||Morning case review and monthly ground round||Endoscopic surgeries||Ward round||ANC||Team B|