The Secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Demola Onakomaiya has said that requisite facilities and equipment have been provided at the FCT School of Nursing and Midwifery to qualify it for accreditation.
Onakomaiya, who stated this when an accreditation team from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) paid him a visit in his office yesterday said the FCT administration paid high attention to training of nurses and midwives in recognition of their importance to health care delivery.
According to him, some of the area the administration had touched on in the school, in preparation for its accreditation were upgrade of its library; provision of internet services; computer laboratory; new hostel blocks and a track record of high performance in NMCN final examinations.
He further stated that the dream of the FCT was to be the best and provide the best health care services that could be offered anywhere in the world, while commending the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed for his support in the actualisation of the objective.
The secretary urged the accreditation team to be thorough but not allow themselves to be influenced by anything, in anyway, in the course of their job.
Speaking earlier, the head of the accreditation team, Philomena Aladei, said the visit to the school was to see that its facilities met required standard for improving health care delivery and reducing brain drain.
She noted that after the accreditation exercise, which will last for one week, the school would be upgraded to a College of Nursing if it met all the requirements.
Aladei advised the administration to ensure that only qualified personnel are employed in the school to ensure that its standards are met.