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Nigeria’s Nursing Council Pushes for Health Colleges in Rural Areas

Dr. Farouk Umar Abubakar Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has called for the establishment of College Medicines in rural communities to tackle health challenges in the country.

Dr Farouk noted that when colleges of medicine are established in rural areas professionals trained in those colleges, will show interest and man primary, secondary, and tertiary health centres across the country.

He stated this at the Blessed Martins International Institute of Science and Technology, Ohatekwe Amagu in Ikwo local area of Ebonyi State during the council inspection visit, and approval of the College of Medicine Science in the Institute.

”When you train a young lady who is brought up in the urban area, you don’t expect her to go back to the rural areas but when you bring the training to the communities, they will show interest and man our primary health centers, secondary level, and tertiary level so that when we take enough at the level of our communities, then we inject them to the urban areas as well as the national level and the globe and this is the idea of encouraging and establishing these colleges at the community levels”, he stated.

“We are here to see things physically and see the level of preparedness for the taking off of Blessed Martins College of Medical Science that is well established and from the assessment, we have gone round.

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