It was a beehive of activity in the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, when the Management under Prof. Obinna Onodugo hosted a three-man accreditation team, from National Post Graduate Medical College, Lagos, for the maiden accreditation of the new Emergency Medicine Department of the hospital.

The event, which started with a courtesy call at the office of the Chief Medical Director, had in attendance, members of the Management which included the CMD Prof Obinna Onodugo, Head of Emergency Medicine Department, Prof. Tagbo Oguonu, Director of Administration, Mr Jerry Nwankwo, Head of Project Partnership Management Office, Dr Eloka Uchegbu, DC(MAC) Emergency Medicine and Out Patient, Associate Prof Brenda Nwatu, others include, DC(MAC) Radiology and Laboratory Services, Prof Thessy Nwagha, Director of Finance and Accounts, Mr Chukwudi Onuchukwu,Ag Head of Public Relations, Mr Boniface Uchelue.
From the accreditation team are Prof Emmanuel Ekanem, Dr Akinyemi Aje and Dr. Oluwole Olaomi.

Front view of Emergency Medicine, UNTH

While addressing the Management, on the occasion, the leader of the team, Prof. Ekanem thanked the CMD for the warm reception accorded to them starting from their arrival at the airport, and informed him that they are in UNTH, to assess the facility on ground in the new department, and make recommendations to their Board.

One of the hospital’s Ambulances

In his response, the CMD expressed his appreciation first, to the Federal Government for their support, while pleading for more. And to the team, for coming. He reiterated his management’s readiness to continue to improve the human and material resources of the hospital for the betterment of all and sundry. He stressed the need for more adequate attention in the area of emergency care
He later ended his speech, by promising to grant unfettered access to the visitor to enable them carry out their assignment without hindrance.

Emergency Medicine Ward, UNTH

After the courtesy call, the accreditation team proceeded to the Department of Emergency Medicine where they inspected the Ambulances, car park, entrance and exit routes. Other units visited included Triage and Instrumentation room, Resuscitation rooms, Suction machines, Oxygen, Viber machines, Critical care room, Gynecology room, convenience rooms, Side laboratory, Library, Doctors’ call room, Theatre and Children Emergency ward.

Surgery Theatre

Highlights on the occasion include, signing of the archival UNTH Visitors Book by the leader of the team, and group photographs.