Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


UCH begins programmes to mark 56th anniversary

18 November 2013, 16:16

Ibadan - University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday commenced three days of activities to mark its 56th anniversary.

The anniversary programmes with the theme, "Rebirth of Excellence; Caring for the Elderly’’, will end on Wednesday, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Temitope Alonge, said.

Alonge told newsmen that the year had given unprecedented attention to the plight of the elderly in Nigeria.

“Therefore, the hospital keyed into this current global health focus by choosing the theme to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the hospital,” he said.

Alonge said activities lined up for the programme included a hospital grand round, morning walk by the elderly and the inauguration of the hospital’s new multipurpose hall.

He enumerated few of the hospital’s achievements in the past 12 months as the inauguration of two new wards for the use of the Pediatrics Department.

“In response to the desire to expand healthcare needs and improve service delivery of our children, we commissioned: South East Ground Ward and Infectious Diseases Ward.

“In addition, the hospital has commissioned a new Pediatrics Surgery Ward exclusively for children requiring surgical attention. With this dedicated Ward, it is believed that surgical services for children will be on the upward trend,” he said.

Alonge also said that the management completed a multipurpose hall to provide a befitting hall for conferences and other needs.

“Needs assessment were carried out by the management of the hospital before embarking on these projects and I believe that as other needs arise, management will also rise to meet them as best as she can,” he said.

He said that UCH remained the pride of the nation in respect of healthcare delivery.

On the issue of the resident doctors’ strike at UCH, Alonge stressed that it remained a national issue and not local.

“Their salaries should be paid by the Federal Government and I believe they are doing everything possible to pay them the money. "I hope they will be paid before the month end so that they could start work,” he said.

-    NAN

Tags oyo state

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...