By Adedotun Aderoboye
University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital [UNIMEDTH], Ondo has produced her first set of medical doctors to improve the standard of healthcare delivery system in the state and Nigeria in general.
To this end, the state government will absorb all the 34 pioneer medical students to boost its health facilities.
Special Adviser to the State Governor on Health, Prof. Francis Faduyile declared this at the special luncheon for the pioneer medical students.
He said their absorption to the system will boost the health sector and increase the manpower.
He urged the medical graduates to see the opportunity as a rare privilege.
Permanent Secretary, Ondo State Ministry of Health, Pharmacist (Mrs) Folukemi Aladenola lauded Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the historic feat.
She congratulated the Management of the Teaching Hospital and the University for their sacrifices and concerted efforts in making this laudable feat possible in record time.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi charged the graduating students on the need to be good ambassadors of the University.
He encouraged them to take the advantage to train as specialist.
While speaking on the resolve to serve as a catalyst for abridging the human capital deficiency in the health sector of the nation, Dr. Oluwole Ige, Chief Medical Director of (UNIMEDTHC) said the institution conceived study loan facility for the final year medical students.
The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) Dr. Michael Gbala encouraged the younger colleagues on the prospect and opportunities ahead of them if they do their Housemanship at the Teaching Hospital.
The graduating students await their induction by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to become registered medical doctors.