BENIN CITY – As part of the efforts to boost family medicine practice in Edo, the State government through the Hospitals Management Board yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin City.
Signing the MOU on behalf of the State government, Edo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. (Mrs.) Aihanuwa Eregie re-instated the state government’s readiness to partner with any serious minded person or organizations to improve the health sector of the state.
Commending the management of UBTH for the laudable initiative, she said that the programme which would help to train residents of the state on family medicine practice will go a long way to improving the health care delivery services, and ultimately improve the health of the citizens of Edo State.
On her part, the Head of Department of Family Medicine, University of Benin, Benin City who signed on behalf of UBTH, Dr. Vivian Abah said that the initiative was a way of extending the services of UBTH to communities, especially Iguobazuwa community where the project took off.
She stated that the impact of specialist in family medicine practice would deliver effective result at the grassroots level and it will work better for the society, saying that the initiative shall be a model.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Peter Ugbodaga, his counterpart, at Health Management Board, (HMB), Dr. Ofure Eboreime and Prince Lai Momodu, representing the Chairman, HMB, Edo State