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NUC approves King David University of Medical Sciences in Ebonyi

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KING David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu in Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi State, built by the administration of the Governor David Umahi has been approved by the National Universities Commission  (NUC) as a world class university in Africa.

  King David University of Medical Sciences was approved on Tuesday, in Abuja, as the 197th University in Nigeria.

  Governor Umahi explained that the university is established with the vision and mission that are consistent with the Nigerian National Health Policy (NHP) and strategy which is targeted at achieving health for all Nigerians.

  He added that the university is programmed to provide the manpower needed to address the challenge of human resources for health in line with new global realities and trends that align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and emerging health issues, particularly with respect to global health challenges (eg. COVID-19 pandemic).

  Umahi further disclosed that the university will undertake all aspects of maternal and child health care, including women health, pregnancy, nursing mothers, among others.

  “The programme will undertake all aspects of cancer/oncology treatment, eye care in all specialties.

  “Dialysis centre, will undertake renal management and treatment including dialysis.

  “Laboratory unit is to cover the four key areas of laboratory services, including medical microbiology, haematology/immunology, chemical pathology and histopathology.

  “Operating theatres for all aspects of surgical services, including kidney and liver transplantation , among others”, Umahi said.

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