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IMAN Plans Hospital, School For The Poor

Posted: Jun 27, 2016 at 6:23 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu

Bauchi – The Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) Bauchi State chapter has concluded plans to establish a hospital and a school to render services to people, especially the less privileged.

Dr. Muhammad Alkali, state chairman of IMAN, disclosed this while speaking at the Second State Congress of the association in Bauchi on Sunday.

He said the hospital when established would provide medical care to people in line with the provisions of Islam.

The chairman who is also ?the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH)? emphasised that the hospital would also have a mechanism to respond to disaster situations and epidemics through its professional members to render humanitarian services to victims regardless of their faiths.

Dr. Alkali informed that? the association has set up a committee for the establishment of the hospital that he said was saddled with the responsibility of finding a temporary site for the take-off of the hospital, which would be sited in either Bauchi metropolis or Azare.

He said that the hospital would take-off before the first year anniversary of the associations EXCO in November.

The chairman added that the association would collaborate with local and international organisations to provide quality medical care and support in various medical fields.?

He noted that the association would also provide a platform for grooming talents in the medical field in order to provide professionally competent medical manpower in health institutions in the state.?

Also, the National chairman of the association, Dr. Salisu Isma’il? commended the Bauchi State chapter of the association for its effort in helping the people.

Represented by former National Ex-Officio of the association, Dr. Abdullahi Danlami, he said that although the main aim of the association is to render ?medical services to the less privileged, also focuses on the prevention of communicable diseases and epidemics as witnessed in the case of Ebola and Lassa fever.