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Managed Health Care Stakeholders’ Summit 2021

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abuja hosted the “Managed Health Care Stakeholders’ Summit 2021” in a bid to rub minds with key players in the Health Insurance arena towards improved services in Abuja, today 30th September, 2021.
The centre also awarded various institutions, HMOs and individuals for outstanding efforts made in health care delivery.

The Medical Director earlier in his opening remarks noted that the summit is the first of its kind which has been put together by the FMC Abuja to further improve on the challenges of physical infrastructure, equipment and others.

He also said that the benefits of the event are far reaching and indeed immeasurable benefits as it provides a meeting point for comparing the notes and cross fertilisation of ideas.

Further speaking on the awards and presentation of certificates of recognition, he disclosed that the awardees were carefully selected using meticulous and objective criteria.

Also speaking, the guest of Honour, Hon. Minister of State, Health, Dr (Sen) Adeleke Mamora expressed his joy for being part of the event, while commending the Medical Director and the management of the FMC Abuja for availing such a platform to discuss healthcare issues. He therefore urged the management of the FMC Abuja on sustainability.

The Board Chairman, Dr Alex Ideh recalled the days of little beginning of the centre, stating that the summit is a good initiative as it has brought stakeholders together, especially the NHIS.

Below is the list of award winners:
1. UNITED COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH MANAGERS LTD.

2. ULTIMATE HEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD.

3. PRECIOUS HEALTHCARE LTD.

4. AVON HEALTHCARE LIMITED.

5. VENUS MEDICARE LIMITED.

6. HYGEIA HMO LIMITED.

7. PREPAID MEDICARE SERVICES LTD.

8. UNITED HEALTHCARE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED.

9. SANDVIK ENGINEERING GROUP.

10. CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

11. PETROLEUM EQUALIZATION FUND (MANAGEMENT) BOARD.

12. UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA TEACHING HOSPITAL.

13. NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA.

14. ALHAJI AHMED A., BOBBOI EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, PETROLEUM EQUALIZATION FUND (MANAGEMENT) BOARD (PEF).

15. MR GODWIN EMEFIELE (CON),
GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA (CBN).

16. PROF. MOHAMMED N. SAMBO,
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME (NHIS).

17. MR MAMMAN MAHMUDA, PERMANENT SECRETARY, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

18. DR (SENATOR) ADELEKE MAMORA,
HON. MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEALTH, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.

19. DR ALEX TOSAN IDEH,
BOARD CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, ABUJA.

20. PROF. SAAD A. AHMED, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE, ABUJA.

The Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed received a “TRAILBLAZER IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP AWARD”.
“For your manifest wisdom, courageous transparency, firmness in doing right and unparalleled progressive leadership”.

The Board Chairman, Dr Alex Tosan also received an award among other dignitaries and organisations.

Succeeding the awards was the submit theme presentation.
The Head of Department, Family Medicine, Dr Popoola, while the Head of Managed Care/ NHIS Unit, Dr Okoye and the DGM, SOAD, NHIS, Dr Sikiru spoke on the sub-theme presentations respectively.

During the interactive session, the various experts expressed their views and advised on
the sincerity of purpose, holistic and transparency from various levels.

Dr Okoye gave the vote of thanks as the submit was brought to a close.

FMCABUJA Mark World Pharmacist Day

Association of Hospital Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abuja chapter marked World Pharmacist Day.

Today, 23rd September 2021, the Pharmacy department, FMC Abuja commenced the maiden World Pharmacist Day with a set of line-up programmes.

The theme for 2021 World Pharmacist Day is “Always Trusted for You”. This annual event is to spread awareness about pharmacists and their contributions to the society.

The Chief Host:
Prof. Saad Ahmed, Medical Director, FMC Abuja.

Host:
Pharm Bada Niyi J, Head of Department Pharmacy, FMC Abuja.

Keynote Speaker:
Pharm Hajiya Zainab Uju Sharif, Director, Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TCAM), Federal Ministry of Health.

Guest Speaker:
Pharm Isaac Onoja, Pharmacist, Chief Executive Officer, Mind and Emotion Centre.

The Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed was unavoidably absent but ably represented by the Head of Clinical Services, Dr Joseph Eziechila who declared the programme open.

Pharmacist Oluchi Nwaya gave the opening presentation and she spoke extensively about the drastic achievements that have been attained by the department through the support of M.D Prof. Saad Ahmed.

The keynote speaker spoke on the topic “Always Trusted for your Health” while the guest speaker encouraged pharmacists to update and equip themselves on their profession.

In his goodwill message, the Head of Clinical Services encouraged the pharmacists to continue to provide quality health services to patients in FMC Abuja.

The peak of the event was the presentation of award of excellence to the Medical Director for his dedicated service to the FMC Abuja especially the pharmacy department.

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the pharmacists of the FMC Abuja for your daily great work, especially in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR PROF. SAAD AHMED RECEIVES A GLOBAL AWARD.

It is with immense pleasure that I inform you all that beyond all impacts made in the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abuja and the Nigerian Health Sector at large, the Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed has received a prestigious award ‘In recognition of his outstanding service dedicated to improve mental and physical health in the worldwide community, at the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021.

The award followed his numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/ Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA. This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity.

Congratulations Sir, for putting the FMC Abuja and Nigeria at large on the global map with this ‘International Recognition’.

“National flag off of phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination”

With the delta variant causing havoc in different parts of the world, the Nigerian Government has shown its commitment with the “National flag off of phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination” which was held at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abuja, today 16th August, 2021.
The Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed in his opening remarks said that the choice of using the FMC facility for the flag off is quite welcoming. He thanked the Presidential Steering Committee and the Executive Director of NPHCDA for the honour. He stated that “prevention is better than cure” and further thanked the steering committee, the Federal Ministry of Health, healthcare workers and other development partners for coming onboard to record the tremendous success in tackling the disease.
He also commended the efforts of all partners, adding that the uptake of the vaccination during the first phase would not be possible if not for sensitization of the populace.
The Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe lheakeazu also delivering his goodwill message, acknowledged the healthcare workers who have been working tirelessly through the night for the past eighteen months. He further implored Nigerians to support them as the queuing for vaccinations begins on Tuesday, 17th August 2021.
The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib who in his goodwill message expressed profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his fatherly commitment in the course of the vaccination. He commended the efforts of the health care workers who have remained resilient and on course towards ensuring that eligible Nigerians are vaccinated.
The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Oloruninmbe Mamora, speaking on the need to get vaccinated said that it offers the greatest chance for survival, even with infected persons. He added that the flag off is a great moment for Nigerians in the collective fight against COVID-19.

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