Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Schools Of Nursing And Midwifery In Benue Receives Accreditation Equipment

The Principals of Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Mrs Pauline Atser, and Mrs Victoria Gusa, have disclosed that their schools have taken delivery of equipment preparatory to reaccreditation. They made the disclosure when the Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr Cecilia Ojabo, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Ukeyima Gbileve, and Director of Nursing Services, Mrs Rose Adole visited the schools to inspect the equipment.

"Equipment have started arriving ranging from refrigerators, computers, projectors and other teaching aids, waste bins down to staplers and a lot of other equipment," Mrs Atser stated.

"Furniture for the classrooms and staff offices will be brought in by the contractor who has been assigned to supply them."

Her counterpart from the School of Midwifery, Mrs Gusa, also acknowledged receipt of similar equipment.

"My school has also received the equipment and we are grateful to the Governor, the honourable Commissioner and Director, Nursing Services for their tireless efforts in ensuring that these equipment get to us," she said.

In her remarks, the Director of Nursing services, Mrs Adole, also thanked the Governor for the efforts being made towards regaining accreditation."The schools have not been operating maximally since January 2013 when we lost the accreditation but with what he is happening now, we will soon regain accreditation and start making nurses again," she stated.

An excited Dr Ojabo expressed satisfaction with the quality of the equipment and the positive development at the schools. "Apart from the equipment that have arrived which are on the list required of us to regain accreditation, if you take a look at the whole school even the blind will know the difference, what it was and what it is now," she said."

The Governor was fast about the whole process, contracts were given out for the equipment and furniture, the equipment have been supplied which we came to check, the furniture is in the making and will soon be supplied."

According to her, "we have gone ahead to advertise the posts of the staff needed for the reaccreditation and we are now shortlisting."

The Commissioner stressed that healthcare delivery has been one of the five pillars of the Ortom administration.

"Every Benue indigene is happy that very soon we will start to admit students into the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery. Projects are also going on at the School of Health Technology, Agasha to enable it to regain accreditation. I don’t want to mention the College of Health Sciences at the Benue State University where doctors have been graduated. We are concerned about all tiers of health care delivery, the tertiary, the secondary and the primary," she maintained.

The Commissioner and the Permanent Secretary later visited the premises of the State Primary Health Care Board which is being renovated. She said Benue was one of the few states to set up and inaugurate the board.

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