Friday, May 23, 2003

FMC Abeokuta gets accreditation

From Adelanwa Bamgboye, in Abeokuta

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta has been accredited by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Surgeons as a training centre for residency programme in obstetrics and gynaecology.

The Medical Director, FMC, Dr. Theophilus Olujimi Motayo disclosed this at the hospitalís tenth (10th) anniversary press conference held Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The centre according to the FMC boss has also been approved for training of Residents in medical practice by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.

The hospital, which prides itself in successfully separating siamese twins, also trains House Officers and pharmacy interns as approved by the Nigeria Medical and Dental Council and Pharmacy Council of Nigeria respectively.

The highlights of the anniversary celebration includes public lectures, presentation of gifts to orphanage at Ibare, a novelty match and an NTA live phone-in personality interview. "Frankly speaking, with the medical director as guest, the activities will be rounded up with anniversary thanksgiving, Jumat service and a Christian thanksgiving worship service at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters, Ake, Abeokuta.

The FMC came into existence on the 21st April, 1983, when the state hospital, Idi-Aba was handed over to the federal government by the then state Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba for development into a federal tertiary health institution for the people of Ogun State and Nigerians in general.