Italian experts train FMC medical team on Advanced Life Saving strategies
Posted by News Express | 5 October 2016 | 1,886 times
Thirty medical professionals from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yenagoa on Tuesday commenced a three-day training on Advanced Life Saving Scheme.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Dennis Alagoa, noted that the capacity building exercise was to update the skills of the workforce.
He said that the training is being provided by an Italian medical humanitarian organisation, ONG POBIC-ONLUS.
The CMD, who was represented by the Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Pre-Preye Numbere, noted that the collaboration between the hospital and medical charity dated back to 2014 when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
He urged the beneficiaries drawn from various units of the hospital to utilise the training opportunities to update their knowledge to improve service delivery to their patients.
Also speaking, Mr. Paolo Novelin, President of POBIC-ONLUS, who spoke through an interpreter, noted that the exercise was a follow up to an earlier one on Basic Life Saving Scheme conducted at the hospital in 2015.
According to Novelin the organisation has facilitated 17 free open heart surgeries to indigent children below 15 year in Italy adding that plans were underway to open a unit with FMC to carry out the surgeries in Nigeria.
He said that continuous training was critical to quality healthcare delivery and urged the participants to avail themselves of the training scheme and upgrade their skills.