Enugu Govt reassures commitment to revamping the health sector


Enugu State Governor, Dr.Peter Mbah’ has re-assured the commitment of his administration to revamping the health sector in the state.

He gave the reassurance in his speech at 

the Induction ceremony of the 13Th “Batch B” Medical Graduands of ESUT College of Medicine held on Friday in  Enugu.

He spoke through his special Adviser on Health, Dr. Yomi Jaye. 

Pix- SPA to the Governor on health, Dr. Yomi Jaye

The SPA  noted that the registrar ( Dr. Fatima Kyari’s)presence at the  Induction was a good omen for Enugu state.

“We are going ahead with all forms of accreditation to make sure that all our schools improve the capacity and quality of our medical training. 

“So, these are the things His Excellency is putting in place and it is attracting a lot of Goodwill. What I need to tell you is that this state is in the best hands,your health is in the best hands at the moment.

Pix- Dr Jaye receiving a gift

Delivering an induction lecture on the topic,” Facing the future”, Dr. Jaye advised the newly inducted Doctors on having abundance of  mindset, and protecting their mindset. He explained that  the essence was  for them to set goals for themselves and work towards achieving the goals.

His advice, “Travel with your mind in the midst of scarcity, Your mind is the master. When you don’t govern your mind, you run away like a mad dog,   don’t do that” 

He urged them to champion  their minds and think in abundance. “Don’t think scarcity, in the middle of scarcity , there is poverty in the nation but we are   thinking sub -national, there won’t  be poverty in the land.”

Pix- The newly inducted Doctors

The Special Adviser, explained that for them to achieve greatness, they must champion  their minds and think in  exponential  abundance.

Fielding questions from newsmen, Dr. Jaye disclosed that the state Government had embarked on transformation of the health sector. He said, “We are at the verge of making history. We are at the verge of revamping our health system, not just in town but also at the  rural communities. His  Excellency is committed to revamping the system of training and he is also revamping the system of retaining our Doctors, Healthcare professionals generally, and it’s in alignment with what the registrar came up with”.

He advised the newly inducted Doctors, ,saying ,”now you made it ,I want to say congratulations. I want to say that you need to plan the future., Create a crystal clear, mental picture of your goal in your mind. Having a clearly written down goals,set you  up for  greater  successes ,”he saîd

Dr Jaye also  advocated four H – namely,  healthy, hungry, humble and human. He said, “Stay healthy’, take care of yourself before you take care of anybody. Second, stay hungry , work hard to raise the bar. Third, stay  humble. Four, stay human. Give to your parents who have supported you, your teachers and to the society.”

Inducting the Graduands, the Registrar of the  Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. Fatima Kyari, urged them to be responsible and render services to humanity. 

“Medical is hierarchical profession. You must respect and bear in mind that you command respect in the community. Medicine is a calling. Becoming a Doctor comes with a lot of responsibilities “, Kyari said. She also urged them to obey the code of conducts and regulations guiding the medical practices.

Pix- Registrar, Dr. Fatima Kyari

In his speech, the  Vice- Chancellor, Enugu state University of Science and Technology(ESUT) Prof Alloysius Okolie thanked Enugu state Government for it’s support to the University.

He announced that they will hopefully  secure accreditation for three additional programmes, Public health,  Radiography and human and will start the programmes by September at Agbani. He appealed for more infrastructure.

The Vice -Chancellor lamented  that funding has been a challenge to the University. He said  increase in  electricity tariff  has affected the running of the University, disclosing that they pay over N11 million bill on electricity 

Prof Okolie therefore called for a review of  the  whole situation. “

 To the Graduands, he said, “go there and represent us well. As you remember God , remember your health, don’t bring embarrassment to the University”.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Provost of College of Medicine, Professor.  Uchenna Ekwochi charged the  new graduands to be good ambassadors of the University.

The chairman of the occasion,  Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa was represented by Dr. Eric Oluedo.

Highlight of the event was presentation  of a cash award to the best graduating student , Dr. Anibeze Adaobi Sylvia, who r received a sum of $500,000 from Cecilia Oyebola foundation ,owned by Dr  Jaye .

Pix- Dr Anibeze best student in Community medicine.

32 new Doctors were inducted.

pix- Igwe Darlington (L)

Pix- Dr Oma Ibe(m)

Overall best, Dr. Anibeze Adaobi

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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