UNIZIK, UNIPORT, other teaching hospitals fail to seek re-accreditation

UNIZIK, UNIPORT, other teaching hospitals fail to seek re-accreditation. The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has accused the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Jos University Teaching Hospital and 16 other internship training centres of failing to apply for re-accreditation despite several reminders.

The MDCN is saddled with the responsibility of regulating the practice of medicine, dentistry and alternative medicine in the most efficient manner that safeguards the best healthcare delivery for Nigerians, and also the accreditation of medical schools and internship training centres in the country.

The council, in a notice obtained by our correspondent, noted that it was necessary to make the names of the affected institutions public so that stakeholders could be aware of the accreditation status of the centers.

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“The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria hereby notifies all stakeholders that the accreditation status of the under listed hospitals designated as internship training centres has elapsed and they have yet to apply for re-accreditation despite several reminders by the MDCN for them to do so,” it stated.

In the list of institutions attached to the notice, the council stated that it last visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital for accreditation in 2015; University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in 2006; Jos University Teaching Hospital, 2005; and the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, 2009.

Others are Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kudu, 2011; Police Hospital, Falomo, Lagos, 2016; 445 Nigeria Air Force Base Hospital, Ikeja, 2002; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospitals in Osogbo and Ogbomoso, 2012; Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital, 2012; Abia State University Teaching Hospital, 2007; Imo State University Teaching Hospital, 2006; Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, 2009; and the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, 2007.

It, however, listed the following as being due for visitation; 44 Armed Forces Hospital, Kaduna; 48 Armed Forces Hospital, Lagos; and 68 Armed Forces Hospital, Lagos.

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By Olumide Sekunowo

Content Author for @study4naija

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