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LASUTH Inaugurates Advanced Professional Diploma Programme In Hospital Administration



LASUTH Inaugurates Advanced Professional Diploma Programme In Hospital Administration

The Management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has again taken a significant step towards enhancing healthcare management with the inauguration of its Advanced Professional Diploma Programme in Hospital Administration and Management.

The diploma programme, aimed at bridging the gap in healthcare administration expertise, was formally inaugurated on Saturday at a ceremony attended by healthcare professionals, administrators, and stakeholders on Saturday in Ikeja.

In his address at the event, the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo, gave a brief insight to the reasons for the establishment of the school.

The MD said that the programme will bridge the current gap which would deny graduates employed as hospital administrators from progressing beyond Grade Level 14 unless they acquire a professional diploma.

The CMD said, “LASUTH is progressive, having excellently fulfilled its core mandate of a teaching hospital by continuously providing top-notch tertiary health services and acing so many medical interventions”.

He disclosed that the hospital decided to focus a bit on another of its core mandates, to establish relevant training institutions, adding that LASUTH has established five training schools, which are School of Anesthetic Technology, School of Orthopedic Cast Technology, School of Echocardiography, Caregiver Academy and the Institute of Advanced Professional Diploma in Hospital Administration and Management, which is being inaugurated today.”

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Mr. Jenrola Olanrewaju, who doubled as the representative of the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Lagos State, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, said the establishment of the institute aligns perfectly with the strategic objectives of the Lagos State Government in its quest to build a world-class healthcare system that is accessible and sustainable.

He further harped on the need for investment in the development of human capital, adding that it is a way of fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, as well as laying the foundation for a healthcare ecosystem that is resilient, responsive and capable of meeting the evolving needs of a diverse population”.

Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, the Chairman Civil Service Commission while appreciating the effort of all health workers in the hospital, said the inauguration means a lot to her, noting that it is a step in the right direction.

Fabanwo said: “This move closes up a yawning gap in professionalisation within a hospital environment, where virtually everyone is deemed to be a professional and everyone who is meant to manage them should be at par. This aligns with a circular passed in 2016, stating that the professionalisation of the administrative cadre was approved”.

In the same vein, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishment, Training and pensions, Mrs. Busola Abidakun said certifications only show a quest for knowledge and a knack for improvement, and that is why this initiative really brings her joy.

Abidakun further promised that her Ministry is ready to support the institute in her capacity as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Establishment, Training and Pensions, saying “My team and I have deliberated and we are ready to give everything we need to put into the works to make this Institute stand firm.

Mrs. Rosemary Archibong, President of Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria, referred to the inauguration of the school as an audacious move that could only spring out from a deep and forward thinking leadership. She further advised the students to take the programme seriously.

The occasion was graced by other personnel including the Director Clinical Services and Training (LASUTH), Prof. Adebowale O, Adekoya; Director of Hospital Administration and HR, Mr. Jelili Oyekan; Head of Nursing Services, Mrs. Adebola Aina; Supervising PS, Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board and PS, Lagos State Health District 1V, Dr. Abimbola Bowale; Deputy Provost LASUCOM, Prof. Olufemi Idowu and Head of School, Mrs. Ronke Famakinwa among others.


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