Replicate good practices, doctors advised
By Kemi Olatunde
Doctors have been advised to replicate good practices obtained in tertiary health facilities in the various health facilities where they work.
Chief Medical Director (CMD), Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Dr. Adeagbo Ahmed gave the advice yesterday while declaring open programme of continuous medical education activities for June 2019 Ordinary General Meeting of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) in Owo.
Speaking on the theme of the event; “management of childhood emergency disease”, Ahmed noted that it is important that the meeting was used as a means of networking rather than dwelling mostly on clinic aspects.
While commending the peaceful coexistence in the hospital, he stated that FMC Owo is among the three centres recognized by World Health Organization for the development of vaccines against lassa fever adding that ” our Infection Control Centre is in place and our reference laboratory has just been opened.”
While reiterating government resolve to continue to bring health care delivery to the door steps of the people, he appealed to doctors to always take good care of their health.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Ondo NMA chairman, Dr. Wale Oke described the theme as crucial to the improvement of quality health care delivery in the state stressing the need for members to give adequate attention to their health.
A consultant paediatrician, Ondo State UNIMED Teaching Hospital Annex, Akure, Dr. Olasehinde Bello while speaking also described a medical emergency as an illness or injury that is acute or poses an immediate risk to a person’s life or long term health risk.
According to him, a common emergency room must focus on severe malaria, severe anaemia, gastroenteritis and pneumonia among others and listed fever, prostration, convulsions and coma as common presentation in children emergency.
He described Malaria as a major cause of admission among under five children in Nigeria and noted that Diarrhoea is the leading cause of illness and death among children in developing countries including Nigeria.