Senate wants medical school established in Modibbo Adama University, Yola

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Senate President Ahmed LawanSenate President Ahmed Lawan 

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to establish a Medical School at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

This followed a motion by Sen. Aishatu Ahmed (APC-Adamawa) on the urgent need to establish a medical school at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.

Ahmed, in the motion co-sponsored by 44 others, said Adamawa with a population of about 4 million people and neighbouring Taraba with population of about 3 million people, are the only states in the North East without a medical school or teaching hospital.

She said provision of effective healthcare service is a basic ingredient necessary for sustainable development of every society.

Ahmed said the call is also hinged on dearth of specialists in areas of Consultant Cardiology,Pathology,Oncology, Hematology, Opthalmology among others in the two states.
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She said establishment of the school would reduce challenges of access to healthcare services being faced by residents of the states.

“Adamawa and Taraba residents have over the years been subjected to traveling a distance of over 400 km or 344 km to access healthcare services in Maiduguri or Bauchi or even Abuja which is 800km away,” he said.

Contributing, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi,(APC-Niger),who seconded the motion said  it is difficult for people to access healthcare services when the needed facilities are not made available.

Abdullahi said the need for medical schools is long over due in both states.

Sen. Chimaroke Nnnamani, (PDP-Enugu) said one of the major impact of poverty is on medical care.

He said the impact is worse when there is paucity of medical facilities in an area.

He said the establishment of medical schools would help the people have  access to healthcare facilities.

Sen.Gabriel Suswan (PDP-Benue) said there is the need to establish medical school in all states where they are not available at present.

He said there is the urgent need to establish the medical schools in both states.

Lending his voice to the motion, President of the  Senate Dr Ahmad Lawan,however said the establishment of teaching hospitals is a matter of law, while the establishment of medical schools has to do with government’s policy.

“I can’t see any reason why we can’t have a policy making it mandatory for every state to have a medical school,” he said.(NAN)

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This is such a great idea 


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John Chibuike
3 months ago
Great Idea From The Government
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Wisdom Nna
3 months ago

This is interesting, a med schools it's a nice one


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Usmansulaiman
3 months ago

The school will help the community 


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such gret idea
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Ibrahim Abubakar
3 months ago

Good luck for sacrifice 


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Victoria Shaba
3 months ago

Idea perfect


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Lucky Friday
3 months ago
Very good.that sund good
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Emeka Augustine
3 months ago

It will really help 


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Opeifa Temitayo
3 months ago

It's gonna be okay


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Bassey Eduon
3 months ago
good one some states need more of dis
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Great ideas


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Good one


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Ubah Joy Oluchi
3 months ago

Very thoughtful of them


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Health is wealth as we all know. This is really a priority


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Maka T. Joshua
3 months ago

It is not about establishing.  it is about putting in place affordable health care system that will be of varse benifts to the people.


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Fabiyi Oluwasegun
3 months ago

thas a good one sir kundua to you..


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ABU ANTHONY O
3 months ago

Admirable ideal


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Must it be only in Yola state, why not establish in other states


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David Nounawon
2 months ago

Very good idiea


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