The Minister of Health, Hon. Joseph Nkama Ekumankama has reiterated the federal government’s determination to restructure, re-strategize and reposition all medical institutions in both administrative and human capital development to meet global standards.
Ekumankama made this known in his remarks during the presentation of letters to new medical directors when he met Dr. Dauda Abubakar Katagum, of the Federal Medical Center, Azare, Dr. Aisha Armiyau of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna and Dr. Halima Mukaddas of National Fistula accused Center Ningi, Bauchi State respectively in his Abuja office.
The minister advised new medical directors to be more proactive and diligent in their task performance. He explained that the Ministry of Health is willing to support medical centers to realize the vision, mission and core value of their establishment.
Ekumankama further advised the management teams of these three medical centers against criticism, nepotism, tribalism and discrimination, but rather extended their friendship of participation to all employees regardless of status, position and creed to advance the institution.
In their separate thank you speeches, the newly appointed medical directors of the Federal Medical Center Dr. Dauda Katagum expresses his deep gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve the nation
dr. Aisha Arimiyau also thanked the Minister of State and relevant stakeholders for their contribution during the selection process.
She also expressed appreciation to her elderly parent for their support from childhood, while Dr. Halima Makadass also showed her appreciation to Almighty God for impaling her life to witness this joyous day.
The trio pledged to make efforts to fulfill the mandatory and legal duties in accordance with the health agency’s action plan to elevate their various medical centers to higher pedestals to gain global acceptance.
The director of hospital services, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, who was represented by Dr. Noah Andrew, advised the newly appointed medical directors to be more proactive and committed.
He admonished them to operate an inclusive government for smooth functioning and a soft landing in their domain, he also promised them the ministry’s plan to come to their aid when needed.