From ‘Yanju Uwala
President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu as the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, for another term of four years.
This was sequel to recommendation made to the Presidency by the Hon. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora.
A statement by the Head of Public Relations, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo said the Medical Director was on Friday presented with the letter of appointment by Dr. Mamora at a brief ceremony held in Abuja.
Speaking at the event, the Dr. Mamora congratulated Prof. Musa-Olomu and charged him to redouble his efforts towards the provision of qualitative health care services in the Centre.
Responding, a highly elated Medical Director thanked President Muhammadu Buhari, the Hon. Ministers of Health for the confidence reposed in him.
He pledged his determination to fast track the holistic development of the hospital.
The first term of the Medical Director recorded monumental landmarks including the acquisition of 170 hectares of land for the proposed University of Medicine and Medical Sciences.
The Senate had passed the bill seeking for the establishment of the university. The bill is presently awaiting the concurrence passage by the House of Representatives before the President’s final assent.
In addition, a number of novel surgeries were successfully carried out under the watch of the Internationally acclaimed thyroid surgeon.
For instance, the Cardiothorasic surgeons who were recently employed by Prof. Musa-Olomu successfully carried out impairment surgery, insertion of permanent peace maker and PDA litigation among others.
On their part, the Neuro-surgeons, also employed by the Medical Director successfully removed no fewer than 200 brain tumors while the General Surgery Laparoscopic surgeons also did pin-hole surgery among several others.
The Medical Director’s first term administration similarly procured latest equipment for virtually all the clinical departments but most significantly, the Radiology department, that was equipped with machines such as 64 slides CT,Mammography, Fluoroscopy, andDigital X-ray among several others.
A similar gesture was extended to the Laboratory and Eye Clinic departments that were stocked with latest laboratory and eye equipment.
All the six departments, including the latest Radiology department presented for accreditation during the first term of Prof. Musa- Olomu were successfully accredited.
The administration of the Medical Director equally laid the foundation and successfully completed the following projects: President Muhammadu Buhari International Conference Centre and Telemedicine hall, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo Pharmacy Building complex, Gymnasium and new Physiotherapy building complex.
Among other construction works embarked on during his first term in office was the International Radiotherapy Centre, and the work is on going.
Other achievements includes; the construction of 180 bedded ward being endowed to the Centre. The project is nearing roofing stage.
Establishment of a Police Post as a proactive measure to ensure security of lives and property within the hospital premises.
Establishment of Oxygen plant in the centre that presently produces 120 cylinders on a weekly basis.
Similarly, the administration of Prof Musa-Olomu introduced Electronic Medical Record (EMR) which replaced the archaic record keeping manually. He also implemented Internal Communication System (ICS) for ease of communication within the Centre.
However, the hospital ranked first in the servicom presidency ranking of FMCs in the country, during the first term of Prof. Musa-Olomu.
To his credit, the Professors of thyroidectomy has won several awards including; the United Nations Peace award in recognition of his transparent and result oriented administration.
The erudite academic Surgeon, Prof. Musa- Olomu has written over 130 scholarly researched papers and widely published in reputable international journals.
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