DASH engages 30 Consultants,100 others for effective healthcare

January 31st, 2019

From Francis Nansak,Lafia


The Chief Medical Officer of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Dr Ikrama Hassan, has disclosed that a new and innovative medical administration that will revamp the status of the Nasarawa state owned tertiary hospital, DASH, has been put in place by the state government.

This, according to him, would tackle deficiency in meeting the challenges associated with health care services delivery to the public.

Some of the steps so far taken which has put the specialist hospital on a high pedestal, he said, included the expansion of the casualty ward that can take up to 30 beds against the former with only 10 beds.

Dr Hassan Ikrama, also said upon his resumption last year, the hospital has engaged the services of 30 consultants who are specialists and are working along with over 100 medical doctors employed under the service of the state government to further boost optimal health care delivery to match the various health challenges prevalent in the state.

According to him, work is ongoing for the construction of a 400 beds capacity wards which are designed in the best standard befitting a tertiary hospital obtained in other parts of the country.

He added that the state government has concluded plans for the accreditation of additional departments as well as the installation of Cityscan machines and other sophisticated medical equipments.

He reiterated that the pharmaceutical department has been upgraded and the hospital also has an upgraded medical laboratory.

Speaking further, he said when the accreditation of other services are completed, it will enable the hospital to embark on training of staff from admin, nurses, doctors and even up to consultancy level within the hospital.

He said with the new professional input, security and harmonious relationship between staff of the hospital has been revamped against passed practice where both staff and members of the public are at variance.

Dr Hassan appealed to residents of the state to have confidence in the services that are now accessible in the hospital, noting that  governor Al-Makura is determined in providing international best practice in all medical facilities within the state.

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