The Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) has upgraded and equipped the institution's health centre to provide better services to the university community.
It would be recalled that before the recent decision to expand and upgrade the university’s clinic, the facility was operating as a dispensary with only two sick beds.
The Director of Health Services, FULafia Dr. Sunday Agunede, who took Fulafia Bulletin for an on-the-spot assessment of facilities at the clinic, praised Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Sanusi Liman for the development witnessed in the clinic, pointing out that the expansion of the clinic was necessitated by the rapid population growth of the university.
Represented by Dr. Dakogol Godwin Naandem, the director observed that the most remarkable transformation witnessed at the centre was upgrading the facilities and equipment to make healthcare services comparable to what obtained in big hospitals across the country.
He said that “the clinic is now a 10-bed capacity clinic with standard medical records room, call duty room for doctors, procedure room, nurse’s stations, and a rich pharmacy.”
The clinic, he said, now provides clinical consultations, counseling and health education, laboratory and diagnostic services, HIV, Hepatitis b & c, genotype, and pregnancy tests.
He said that the clinic provides adequate healthcare services at subsidised costs and enrolled staff and students into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) meant for staff and Tertiary Institute for Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP).
The doctor applauded the staff at the clinic for their commitment to good work, calling on the management to acquire auto hematology analyses machine, Semiautochemistry analyses machine and microscope to compliment the effectiveness of the staff.