The Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Bauchi State chapter will establish a hospital and a school to render services to people. Speaking at the second state congress of the association in Bauchi yesterday, the state chairman of the association, Dr. Muhammad Alkali disclosed that the hospital when established will provide medical care to the people in line with the provisions of Islam.
The chairman who is also the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), emphasised that the hospital will also have a mechanism to respond to disasters and epidemics through its professional members to render humanitarian services to victims regardless of their faith.
He informed that the association has set up a committee for the establishment of the hospital which he said was saddled with the responsibility of finding a temporary site for the takeoff of the hospital which will either be sited in Bauchi metropolis or Azare.
The chairman noted that the hospital would hopefully begin operations before the first year anniversary of the association’s EXCO in November.The IMAN chairman added that the association, would collaborate with local and international organisations to provide quality medical care and support in various medical fields.
He noted that the association would also provide a platform for grooming talents in the medical field in order to provide professionally competent medical manpower in health institutions in the state.The National chairman of the association, Dr. Salisu Isma’il commended the Bauchi State chapter of the association for its effort to help the people.
Represented by former National Ex-Officio of the association, Dr. Abdullahi Danlami, he said that although the main aim of the association is to render medical services to the less privileged it also focuses on the prevention of communicable diseases and epidemics as witnessed in the case of Ebola and Lassa fever recently.
He further announced the upcoming national Annual General Meeting of the association coming up in Abuja as well as the meeting of the Federated International Medical Association (FIMA), which will also be held in Abuja.
By: Ali Garba, Bauchi
The Guardian News
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