The Acting Corps Commander Medical of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Babatunde Solebo, said that collaborating with major healthcare institutions in Lagos State will foster synergy with the Nigerian Army Medical Corps for better healthcare delivery.
Solebo said this in a statement signed by the Headquarters Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Yusuf on Saturday in Lagos.
The Colonel said that the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya recently gave approval to the NAMC to commence Post Graduate Residency Training in NA reference hospitals.
He said that was why he recently paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), College of Medicine and University of Lagos and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to enhance the collaboration.
“The approval will go a long way to enhance the capacity of medical doctors in the Army and also improve healthcare service delivery.
“The aim of the visit is to explore areas the NAMC can collaborate with these institutions as regards capacity enhancement particularly in the areas of training and efficient health care delivery,” he said.
Solebo added that the collaboration would also create an avenue where the NAMC could interact with the medical students of the college and expose them to career opportunities in NAMC.
“This will go a long way to help ameliorate the dearth of manpower the NAMC is facing.
“In this regard, the Nigerian Army seeks the support of these institutions in the training of NAMC resident doctors for a better healthcare delivery service,” he said.