The Chief Medical Director, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Abdulwaheed Olatinwo, has said that UITH is the first teaching hospital in Nigeria to introduce a novel wound care management.

In an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday during UITH’s SERVICOM summit, he said the method was only being practised in some advanced countries, adding that with its introduction to Nigeria by UITH, patients will be opportune to access new and better wound care.

Olatinwo said with time, other teaching hospitals in the country would be availed of the technology.

Also at the session were Quality Assurance Consultant, UITH, Mrs. Olatokunbo Famulegun; and SERVICOM Nodal Officer, UITH, Dr. Louis Odeigah.

Famulegun said the wound care management was the best in Nigeria; adding that it has been found to be working.

Odeigah said with the method, there would be substantial reduction of time of wound dressing. He added that it would reduce the stress and other inconveniences that patients experience during wound management.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary, Senior Staff Association of University, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions, Mr. Moshood Akinade, has said that to curb or reduce strikes in the health sector, all medical professionals must collaborate.

He said that incessant strikes in the health sector were caused by the doctors in the teaching medical institutions who “display superiority towards other health professionals.”

Speaking in an interview with journalists in Ilorin during SSAUTHRIAI training on Tuesday, he called for a change of attitude, adding that doctors should see other health professionals as also being important in health care delivery.

Akinade said, “The concern is that doctors in the teaching medical institutions behave as if they are the only professionals that exist in the teaching hospital, whereas that is not true.

“Health care delivery is team work which one profession cannot do. It requires everybody to work together. Doctors’ feelings of superior to other health workers are the reasons for incessant strike in the health sector

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