Following the request made by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to set up a zonal office in the state, Adamawa State Governor Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has promised to liaise with the Ministries of Land and Survey and Housing to provide an office accommodation and a suitable piece of land respectively for a smooth take off.
Speaking when he received the Executive members of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria who paid him a courtesy visit in his office, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri applauded them for choosing the state to establish a zonal office which will regulate the practice of Medicine for the people of the Northeast.
He said “Your coming to Adamawa to establish the zonal office is not only commendable but timely and necessary following the recent case of quackery in the state”
Gov. Fintiri intimated them that the state government in collaboration with the security agencies identified and arrested two quack doctors that have been operating illegally in the state.
He said “We have had cases of quack doctors practicing in Yola, one of them had the highest qualification but only wrote NABTEB in his life, he has been practicing as a Surgeon and has been responsible for more than 69 death in the state. The other person was a quack ophthalmologist”.
He used the medium to congratulate the son of the soil Prof. Abba Waziri Hassan for emerging the National Chairman Dental and Medical Council of Nigeria.
He also promised to allocate a temporary office accommodation so they can start expanding their net of regulation particularly by licensing only those that are qualified to practice.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman Dental and Medical Council of Nigeria Prof. Abba Waziri Hassan who led the delegation said they were at the Government House Yola to intimate the Governor on the council’s decision to site the Northeast zonal office in Yola due to it’s central location within the Northeast zone.
He explained the urgent need to bring their services closer to the people due to the numerous registered medical and dental practitioners and training institutions in the Northeast geopolitical zone of the country.
Prof. Abba added that establishing the zonal office will help regulate the practice of Medicine, dentistry and alternative medicine in the most efficient manner that will safeguard the beat healthcare delivery in the zone.
He used the medium to condole the Governor over the demise of his father and also congratulated him on him on his victory at the polls and the recent affirmation of his election by the Tribunal.