NAUTH Successfully Conducts 6 Kidney Transplants – CMD
During the 40th induction ceremony of 45 medical graduands in Gilbert Ibeto Auditorium, College of Health Science, Nnewi Teaching Hospital, The Chief Medical Director (CMD), of the hospital, Prof Anthony Igwegbe, disclosed that The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi (NAUTH), has successfully conducted 6 kidney transplants with 100 per cent success. He applauded doctors working in the hospital for the successful replacement of the 6 kidneys.
While addressing the 45 graduating medical doctors, Igwegbe enjoined them to respect life, their senior colleagues and also fear God in their daily practice. “If you feel you cannot measure up to the ethics of this noble profession, kindly leave,” he admonished. On his part, an elder in the profession, Prof. P. I Ezeokafor, reminded the young doctors to see the call as a divine one and advised them not to devout their energies and attention on looking for money, stressing: “If you practice the profession with diligence and conscientiously, money will find you, and He charged them to always be available, amiable and up to date in their practice and warns them against indecent dress code, which according to him, is mostly found amongst young doctors. In her address, the Dean of Medicine, NAUTH, Prof E. F Ugochukwu, said the day marked a transition from studentship to full practice and other medical trainings. “Guard your utterances and remember that the practice is an art and a calling. This is not the end of your career but the beginning, therefore chose an area of specialization to serve in, and “You are called to save lives and not to waste them, therefore never hesitate to solicit for help from senior colleagues whenever you are in doubt,” she advised the young doctors.