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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Medical Graduands Of COOUTH, Awka, Sworn In As Medical Doctors In Awka

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Medical Graduands Of COOUTH, Awka, Sworn In As Medical Doctors In Awka

22 medical graduands of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, COOUTH, Anambra State, and report the mile­stone recorded by the Prof Fidelis Okafor’s administration as Vice Chancellor.

It was jubilation at Chuk­wuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hos­pital (COOUTH) Awka, Anambra State, when the institution had its 2nd set of medical doctors inducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. The cere­mony took place penultimate Month, October, 2016, at the College of Medicine Audito­rium, Amaku, Awka.
Former Governor Peter Obi brought the University down from Uli to Igbariam in the heart of Anambra State and built it from scratch be­fore locating the Teaching Hospital at the premises of former General Hospital, Amaku, Awka. He saved the first set of medical students that stayed 13 years from be­ing frustrated. He built mind boggling structures for the Teaching Hospital.
The Chairman of the cer­emony was the Vice Chan­cellor of the University, Prof. Fidelis Okafor.
The VC, in his address, advised the young doctors to be good ambassadors of the university wherever they found themselves and also advised them to be present during the forthcoming con­vocation to collect their cer­tificates.

The occasion was graced by high dignitaries including the Registrar of the Medi­cal and Dental Council of Nigeria, represented by Dr. Obiegwu, retired Permanent Secretary of Anambra State Ministry of Health. Others include former Minister of Health, Dr. Tim Menakaya as well as Dr. Chief Dozie Ikedife, pioneer Chairman of COOUTH Management Board and former leader of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo.
The Provost of the College, Prof. Frank Akpuka, who actually groomed the young doctors; Prof. Amobi Ilika, former Commissioner for Health; the Dean of Clinical Medicine, Prof. P.U Nze and the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Emma Nnubia, Chief Medical Di­rector of the hospital , Dr Lawrence Ikeakor were also in attendance.
The ceremony had its guest lecturer as Dr. Uche Achebe, former Medical Director of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.
A total number of 22 doc­tors took their oath, includ­ing Dr. Adaora Nnubia, daughter of the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Emma Nnubia.

Speaking to newsmen af­ter the induction ceremony, Dr. Adaora Nnubia and Dr. Stellamaris Chinwuba, who bagged many laurels at the ceremony, praised God for making their graduation pos­sible; also thanking their par­ents and colleagues as well as their tutors for their positive influences.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital , Dr Lawrence Ikeakor in his remarks enu­merated their feats in making the hospital conducive for the medical students and the efforts of government and organizations as well as the Vice Chancellor Prof Okafor in making the Teaching Hos­pital great.
Dr Ikeakor urged the medi­cal doctors as ambassadors not to disappoint on the expectation of showing the light in the society at all times and all seasons.

The Vice Chancellor, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Prof. Fi­delis Okafor, in his remark, commended the state gov­ernment for recording an­other milestone in the health sector through the erection of a building for an Oxygen Gas Plant at the Chukwue­meka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital in Awka.
The Vice Chancellor com­mended the initiative, stress­ing that by the gesture, the state has once again demon­strated its uniqueness as the light of the nation.

He applauded Governor Willie Obiano for his focused leadership, which, he said, has placed the state on the map of leading states in the fed­eration, and expressed hope that the Gas Plant would be completed in record time to improve the health sector.


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