In a bid to boost the quality and capacity of medical personnel in its services and improve the health outcomes in the country, the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has set up a continuing professional development centre. The management of UCH led by the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Oluwagbenga Alonge and the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, in a recent chat with health correspondents in Ibadan said the hospital has also started aggressive reorientation and training of the workers especially the nurses to improve their attitude towards patients and their relatives, even as it is set to sanction workers for indecent behaviour.
The management also disclosed how it was able to overcome the challenges of dearth of nurses, ageing infrastructure and clear a debt of over N650 million it inherited from the previous administration in 18 months.
Alonge said: “Since our registering bodies insist that we must attend some compulsory courses, we now set up a centre in UCH, it is under construction, almost completed. Now this centre is to run courses from January to December. It will allow the nurses to run their courses so that they can have their CPD point scored because everyone must do about 20 units minimum for them to be registered every year. When completed, we are going to be the first CPD centre in any teaching hospital in Nigeria.
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