Medical Council Inducts 120 LAUTECH’s Medical Doctors

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The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 120 new medical doctors trained by the College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, the Registrar of the Council, conducted the induction of the new doctors along with other officials at a ceremony held at the college premises, on Monday.
Sanusi said that reports about LAUTECH products were pleasant and encouraging, adding that the only concern was the incessant industrial actions embarked upon by workers of the institution.
“We have pleasant and encouraging reports about LAUTECH products, but what has remained worrisome is the incessant industrial actions embarked upon by workers of the institution” he said.
He appealed to the owners of the institution to do all within their powers to provide adequate funding for its administration.
Sanusi warned that the council would not hesitate to close down any medical school which performed below laid down standards.
He counselled the newly inducted doctors to be alive to their responsibilities and be truthful to the oath they swore.
He reminded them that the profession was a delicate one meant to ensure safety of life.
Earlier, Prof. Samuel Taiwo, Provost of the College, said it was highly unfortunate that some of the inductees who were admitted in 2008 stayed long in the college.
“The global best practice and training to produce high quality medical doctors and other healthcare personnel is hinged on ensuring seamless and uninterrupted academic activities usually anchored in the College and Teaching Hospital.
“Our desire as a College is not to cause delay in the training of our students. When there are significant interruptions in the training programme, we have no choice than to extend the period of training to compensate for the period of interruptions,” he said.
Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, thanked the two owner states of Osun and Oyo, and appealed to the governors to increase funding to the institution.