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Yabatech Inaugurates Diagnostic Centre

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The management of Yaba College of Technology has inaugurated a diagnostic section at its medical centre, to provide improved medical services to students.

The Rector of the College, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, while inaugurating the facility on Wednesday said the centre was equipped with modern medical facilities.

He listed the new facilities as hematology analyzer, chemistry analyzer, genotype machine, X-ray machine with capacity to cope with students’ registration needs, automatic processor and blood mixer.

He said the centre was equipped to align with the new status of the medical centre.

According to him, the college has commenced T-ship programmes with three Health Management Organisations (HMOs) for the benefit of students.

He said the college had also sealed up a partnership with the Military Hospital, Yaba as well as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Omokungbe said the centre would improve the quality of health services to both staff and students, including other users that might have chosen the college as their National Health Insurance Hospital.

The rector said that the centre was also open to the general public.

“On assumption of duty as rector, the medical centre was one of the units I visited, precisely on March 13, 2018.

“This was because adequate medical services for everyone particularly, the students was a major concern.

“On that visit, it was discovered that the medical centre needed priority attention with respect to provision of improved medical services in the areas of supply of drugs, completion of the diagnostic centre and provision of basic medical facilities.

“Also required was proper conclusion of arrangements to commence the T-ship programme.

“Today, the T-ship programmes has fully commenced with three HMOs in place for students.

Omokungbe said that supply of drugs had been regular and that qualified staff had been recruited to manage the facility.

He commended the medical director of the centre for working tirelessly with his team to ensure that the project became a reality.

“If well managed, the centre will be another source of internally-generated revenue which will sustain the medical centre and in the long run the college.

“In the very near future, the centre will be expanded to meet the needs of the environment and beyond,” he said.

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