MDCN Accredits Novena Varsity To Use Asaba Specialist Hospital As Teaching Hospital


 

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has accredited Asaba Specialist Hospital as teaching hospital for Medicine students of Novena University, a private institution in Ogume, Delta state.

 

This was disclosed during an advisory and clinical accreditation visit to Asaba Specialist Hospital by the MDCN team led by Dr. Nnaemeka Nwakamma, the Director of Education.

 

Commending the partnership between Novena University and the Delta State Government (Asaba Specialist Hospital), Dr. Nwakamma who represented the Registrar of the MDCN, Fatimah Kyari, disclosed that Novena is one of the few varsities across Nigeria to get medicine accreditation at the very first attempt.

 

Assuring that the exercise was professionally done to ascertain the readiness of the Novena/ASH team to produce medical doctors for the world at large, he disclosed that the exercise covered verification of the university’s facilities, faculty, and overall preparedness of both parties to run the Novena University College of Medical and Health Sciences’ programmes.

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“By this accreditation, graduates of Novena University will be acceptable all over the world to practice medicine upon meeting the internal requirements of each country,” he stated.

 

The MDCN Director, while emphasizing that there was no room for compromise as the Council insisted that standards be met at all cost, further pointed out that it was one reason why Nigeria continues to supply the world with qualified medical doctors.

 

It was learnt that the prompt intervention of the Commissioner for Health, Delta State, Dr. Joseph Onojaeme, as well as efforts of Chief Medical Director, ASH, Dr. P. A. Ighosewe and Provost of the university’s College of Medical and Health Sciences, Prof. Charles Ofili, to put necessary facilities in place ensured the feat.

 

Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Godwin Nduka, expressed gratitude to the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, and immediate past governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for ensuring the collaboration between the school and ASH.

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He lauded MDCN for the “diligence and thoroughness” in discharging its duties.

 

Nduka also thanked the university’s Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Chucks Ochonogor, for his foresight and leadership which resulted in the accreditation success.


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