The Nigerian federal government has officially sanctioned the appointment of fresh chief medical directors (CMDs) to oversee operations at 11 medical facilities nationwide. Patricia Deworitshe, a director within the federal ministry of health, conveyed this information through a statement issued on Thursday. The newly selected CMDs are set to serve a four-year tenure, commencing from August 1.

    Among the recently designated CMDs are Nyandanti Yakub Wilberforce, who will head the Federal Medical Centre in Hong, Adamawa state; Issa Baba Awoye, taking the helm at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Buddo-Egba, Kwara; Umar Faruk Abdumajid, responsible for the Federal Medical Centre in Daura, Katsina state; Muhammad Shittu Adamu, assuming leadership at the Federal Medical Centre in Wase, Plateau; Shuaibu Jauro Yahya, appointed to oversee the Federal Medical Centre in Mubi, Adamawa state; Mercy Anugwu, entrusted with the Federal Medical Centre in Onitsha, Anambra state; Auwalu Sani Salihu, tasked with managing the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Dawanau, Kano state; and Rufai Ahmed, designated to head the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria.


    Completing the list are Mangwa J. Kortar, selected for the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi, Benue state; Robinson Chukwudi Onoh, chosen for the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state; and Nurudeen Isa, appointed to lead the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Dala, Kano state.

    In a formal presentation of their appointment letters, Kachollom Daju, the permanent secretary of the ministry, extended congratulations to the newly appointed CMDs and encouraged them to collaborate closely with health workers and stakeholders, operating cohesively as a unified team. Daju emphasized the importance of creating a conducive work environment and enhancing infrastructure to attain a heightened level of healthcare quality. She expressed confidence in the capabilities of the appointed CMDs and assured them of the ministry’s support in achieving hospital standards, noting that while challenges may arise, they can be surmounted.

    The federal ministry of health is dedicated to providing the necessary assistance within the available resources to facilitate the CMDs in meeting the prescribed healthcare standards.

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