AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL, KANO
P.M.B. 3452, KANO
2020/2021 ADVERTISEMENT INTO AMINU KANO TEACHING HOSPITAL’S SCHOOLS
This is to inform the general public, that applications are invited from suitably and qualified candidates into AKTH Schools and Training Programmes.
1. Community Health Officers’ Training School
2. School of Health Information Management
3. School of Post Basic Peadiatric Nursing
2 Years Community Health Officers’ Training Program
2 Years National Diploma in Health Information Management
2 Years Higher National Diploma in Health Information Management
1 Year Post Basic Peadiatric Nursing Training Programme
Interested candidates should visit the Hospital’s website at www.akthschools.com
Please note that, application is online and will be closed two weeks from the date of this advertisement.
For more information please contact these numbers: 08039744155, 08027142257, 08034183478,
ASSOCIATE PROF. AUWAL U. GAJIDA
AG. CHAIRMAN, MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The renovation of the Dental VIP at Retainership Clinic has successfully been completed, with the installation of an additional new Dental Unit and refurbishing of the existing one, as well as some little fittings to make the place more comfortable and acceptable.
The In-charge of the place, Dr Jessica Ndonya explained that the Dental Unit, which comprises of a chair and compressor has the capacity to do all Dental Treatments.
Activities at the tissue typing laboratory of the hospital have been paralyzed shortly after its commissioning in February this year due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. This was disclosed by the Head of
Haematology Department, Dr Aminu Abba Yusuf Consultant Haematologist in an interview with our reporter.
According to him, it is so unlucky that they had to suspend all activities of the laboratory immediately after it started operating as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, which hit the country in March 2020 with some training on the usage of the sophisticated world-class machines installed at the laboratory not completed, as the experts giving the training come from outside the country namely Italy and South Africa.
He said the suspension of the activities of the laboratory was in line with the Management decision to suspend some major and sensitive activities of the hospital with the kidney transplant inclusive.
The Head of Department further stated that the reagents to be used in the lab have to be shipped also from overseas countries, which is also not possible for the time being as all overseas transportation activities have been banned due to the pandemic.
However, he expressed hope that as things are gradually coming back to normal, activities of the laboratory will kick start again
Commenting, a Chief Medical Lab. Scientist and the In-Change of the Tissue Typing Laboratory, Ado Muhammad Dakata revealed that about 6 samples were treated at the lab before the Covid-19 pandemic started.
He explained that four (4) of the samples were for post-transplant of patients whose status were already known from tests done outside the country, in a trial effort to compare notes with the results obtained, while the other 2 samples were treated before the transplant i.e. for a patient and his donor.
Malam Muhammad Dakata further stated that though the training has stopped there are some training is done online, which they hope to be thorough with by the time the pandemic is over.
Dental Centre of AKTH has organized a COVID 19 training for clinical and non-clinical staff of the hospital.
Dr Chinagozi Edwin, Head of Department Medical Microbiology facilitated the sensitization lectures.
He said the objectives of the presentation is to provide guidance to health care workers on how to protect themselves, their patients and the larger community and curtail the spread of the infectious disease Covid-19.
Presenting a lecture on Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) Dr Edwin explained PCRA is a systematic process of evaluating and reviewing work-related activities and environment for possible risks and implementing suitable control measures to minimize the possible risks by using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face mask, protective clothing, hand gloves, goggles, face shields and so on.
The second presenter, Salisu Inuwa, Asst. Chief Nursing Officer with Infections Control Unit delivered a lecture on Hand Hygiene in Healthcare, he defined it as the action of cleaning hands by using soap under running water or using Hand sanitizer.
He stated other times to observe Hand hygiene in Health care to include, on arrival at the workplace, before and after Nursing a patient, e.g. bathing, bed making after visiting the toilet, before and after handling food; eating or feeding patient, before and after giving medication among other. He then demonstrated how to wash hands and effective ways of wearing PPE etc.
Head of Medical Microbiology Dept. Dr Chinagozi Edwin sanitizing staff on precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19
Due to the reduction of patients coming to the hospital during the pandemic period, the routine activities of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) AKTH chapter have reduced drastically only two (2) to three (3) requests for assistance are being received daily instead of ten (10). This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Association, Dr Anas Ismai in an interview.
He said the Association has worked during the Covid-19 pandemic in producing and distributing about 500 cloths face mask and hand sanitizers to the highest number of COVID 19 case areas in Kano State.
He added that a total number of 290 hand sanitizers, disinfectants and soaps were donated to the hospital through the Infections Control Committee (ICC).
Similarly, sister organization like Dala Orthopaedic, Hasiya Bayero Paediatric, Murtala Muhammad Specialists, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase and Infectious Diseases Hospitals (IDH) all benefitted with such consumables to help in curtailing the spread of the pandemic.
Finally, the hospital benefitted from buses made available to transport AKTH staff to the hospital “to and fro” during the lockdown days.