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W’African College of Surgeons inspects COOUTH ahead accreditation 



WEST African College of Surgeons has inspected facilities of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Amaku, Awka. 

  The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Afam Obidike assured them that the state government would continue to develop and upgrade the COOUTH both in infrastructure and efficient service delivery.

  Dr. Obidike said this while interacting with the officials from West African College of Surgeons at the hospital. 

  He noted that the visit was a good one as it would help in the training of doctors in various areas of specialisations, commending the chief medical director of the hospital for his doggedness in attracting the accreditation team to the Hospital.

  The commissioner emphasised that Gov. Soludo’s administration was determined to transform the teaching hospital in both infrastructure, human resource development and efficient service delivery at all times. 

  Earlier, the leader of the team, Clement Osihmen from the University of Benin Teaching Hospital said that the accreditation visitation is done regularly in all teaching hospitals in order to look at their facilities on ground, as well as to ensure that the facilities are working optimally with regards to training of resident doctors.

  Prof. Oshimen explained that the visit was not to witch-hunt anybody under any guise. 

  The chief medical director of the hospital, Dr. Joe Akabuike maintained that the hospital has secured five accreditations in various fields and that he was optimistic that the hospital would be found worthy to get the full accreditation.

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