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Nok, who mae this known at a two-day workshop organised for staff of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital on attaining a new status as a Tertiary Healthcare Service Providers held in Kaduna, said "I am confident to tell you that with the accreditation of the Barau Dikko Hospital to become a teaching hospital of the Kaduna State University, it should have the capacity to graduate not less than 100 medical doctors annually, starting in the next three years.
"You can imagine what that can do to our health system."
The commissioner described the accreditation of the hospital by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) as a breakthrough in the state government’s quest to develop manpower for its health sector.
He added that "the current government is paying serious attention to health issues.
"The government has committed some funds to ensure that the hospital got the needed infrastructure, manpower and other facilities for accreditation as a teaching hospital."
Nok added that the hospital would go beyond training fresh medical doctors to providing professional training to resident doctors who wanted to become consultants.
In his speech, the KASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. William Qurix, said the accreditation was a breakthrough, which would confer on the institution the recognition to provide both academic and professional training in the medical field.
He called on the students to work hard to justify government’s support in securing the accreditation.
Also speaking, the Registrar of MDCN, Dr Abdulmumini Ibrahim, urged the management staff of the hospital to encourage inter-professional harmony and ethical behaviour among staff.
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