DASH has all facilities for take off of Federal Teaching Hospital Lafia — Says DASH CMD.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, DR Ikrama Hassan has announced that the State has all the necessary facilities for the full take off of Federal Teaching Hospital, Lafia, if given final approval.
This, he said that the establishment of the Teaching Hospital would train medical students and would improve on the health of the people of the State and other Nigerians.
Hassan stated this when Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Health visited DASH on the hospital 2023 budget assessment today in Lafia.
The CMD also said that the hospital has workforce and apparatus to commence teaching hospitals program if given the approval.
The committee chairman assured them of their support in the area of improved budget and released.
He added that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation, hence the need for the committee’s commitment in that direction.
The committee was however not pleased with the management of DASH for spending above approved budget where the chairman of the committee, Larry Ven Bawa called on the management of the hospital to follow budgetary process in spending.
Also, the committee met with the Hospital Management Board where its Chief Medical Director Dr Egba Edogo said their constraints still revolved around lack of manpower but intimited them that the state government is working had to close the gap.
The committee also met with management of the State Ministry of Health where the Permanent Secretary, Dr Damina John Ali commended the committee and the state government for supporting its activities to succeed.