The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has selected no fewer than 12 Nigerian tertiary hospitals to benefit from the medical equipment supply initiative it facilitated from Project C.U.R.E, Denver , United States.
Registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede disclosed this during a meeting with the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, represented by Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Onwudiwe, Director, Teaching Hospitals Division; Chairman , Governing Board of JAMB, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe and the Chief Medical Directors of Teaching Hospitals and Medical Directors of the Federal Medical Centres selected from across the six geo-political zones of the country and other top functionaries of the two ministries.
- Prof Oloyede
JAMBulletin in its latest edition made available to The Shield Online by JAMB Spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin recalled that the Board in 2018 on a visit to the US to assess the viability of a Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre there discovered the existence of Project C.U.R.E and initiated discussions with it.
The US based organization, according to the weekly publication of the Office of JAMB Registrar had donated medical equipment to health institutions in over 130 countries and is the largest distributor of donated medical supplies, instruments and equipment to resource-constrained healthcare facilities worldwide.
Project C.U.R.E, in addition to donating medical equipment and supplies also provides critical lifesaving training programmes to medical providers that enable them to reduce the mortality rate in their respective countries.
The Nigerian hospitals selected to benefit from the Project C.U.R.E are University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State and the Federal Medical Centre, Azare, Bauchi State, both in the North-East; Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital, Kano State and the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Zamfara State from the North-West; University of Medical Sciences,Otukpo, Benue State and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, for the North Central.
Others are the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Teaching Hospital, Enugu State and the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, in the South-East as well as the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State and the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, for the South-West zone.
Selected from the South-South were Irua Specialist Hospital, Edo State and the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State .
Speaking during the meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education commended JAMB. He said the initiative was necessary to improve on medical services in the country. Representatives of the selected hospitals while lauding the Board promised to make judicious use of the equipment.