FG Upgrades Birnin-Kebbi’s FMC To Teaching Hospital

From Ayodele Ajoge, Birnin-Kebbi

The Federal Government has approved the upgrade of the Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kebbi, to a teaching hospital for the clinical training of medical students of the College of Health Sciences, Federal University (FUBK), Birnin Kebbi.

This was disclosed to newsmen Friday by the Head of Information and Public Relations, Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, Malam Jamilu Magaji.

Magaji stated that the approval for the upgrade was contained in a letter to the university signed by the Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Tunji Alausa.

He stated further that the letter dated March 23, 2024, was a testament to the passion and commitment of President Bola Tinubu aimed at ensuring that Nigerians get the best healthcare at an affordable cost and to increase the much-needed human resources for health need of the people.

He said that the university would engage the management of the Federal Medical Center to work out the modalities for a smooth transition of the facility to a teaching hospital.

According to him, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Zaiyan-Umar, has expressed commitment to ensuring the full takeoff of the teaching hospital in the interest of the students and people of Kebbi of Kebbi State.

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