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CMD Tasks Workers on Research to Tackle Health Challenges

By Abubakar Abdullahi, Lafia

Chief Medical Director (CMD) Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Dr. Joshua Ndom Giyan, has urged clinical and nonclinical staff of the centre and other health workers in the country to key into quality research in order to tackle the nation’s health challenges.

Dr. Ndom Giyan made the call in Keffi during Scientific Research Seminar entitled “Awakening Research Mandate in a Tertiary Health Institution”organised for scientific officers and nonclinic staff of the centre.

Ndom Giyan said: “Every federal Tertiary Health institution has three mandates which are provision of Tertiary Health Service, manpower training and Research, hence the need of the seminar to encourage staff to embrace research at all the time.

“There is the need for all of us to wake up and key in to quality operational research considering the importance of research to quality health care service delivery and development of the nation.

“Let use our potentials to carry out research in order to proffer solutions to some of the health challenges facing Nigerians as research bring about innovation, new findings. Research is not only for doctors, nurses, medical laboratory scientists but it is for every body to embrace research for new innovation,” he said.

Dr Ndom Giyan disclosed that his administration has created scientific research committee so as to stimulate research among the clinical and non clinical staff for the overall development of the health sector and the country at large.

He assured the staff of management readiness to make funds available for research, adding that especially now that the federal government had signed its 2017 budget.

The Medical Director reinstated his commitment to continue to key in to positive health programmes and polices that have direct bearing on the lives of the staff of the centre and patients at large.

Earlier, Dr.Edeh Christopher, the chairman, Scientific Research Unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi said that the seminar was organized in order

to encourage clinical and non clinical staff to embrace research.

“We want to awaken research because without research, nothing can be done in term of innovation. it is through research that we can have high clinical services and with research you can make a lot of break through and their will be high quality service delivery in the country,” he said.

Dr Christopher, who is also the head of Dental Department of the centre commended the Medical Director of the centre for transforming the centre,

describing Ndom Giyan as transformer and called for its sustenance seminar featured different papers presentation by health experts.

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