FMC Keffi, 20 years Of Competitive Medical Services, Management Excellence

FMC Keffi, 20 years Of  Competitive Medical Services, Management Excellence

By David Christopher, Lafia

Federal Medical Center Keffi, in Nasarawa State, has become patients’ most friendly health care facility,with accessibility to its essential and qualitative services.

FMC Keffi, among states of the North Central region, serves as referral hospital,owing to it strategic location and proximity to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, being a model tertiary health institution based on SERVICOM rating, in 2016.

This is so, because the administration over the years from the various medical directors who had served and still serving along with the heads of departments available in the center, exhibited a no lesser commitment than ensuring that the global best practices expected of a health facility which carter for the wellbeing of human lives gets prompt attention.

Established in the year 2000, when the former Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo saw the need for creating more federal medical centers in the country to meet health needs of the grassroots dwellers, FMC keffi, made the list among the 44 medical center at that time ,as the then keffi general hospital;,a state facility was converted.

Recruitment of staff and commencement of work started in earnest the following year 2001 with the following eminent Nigerians as board chairmen  Dr Yunusa Salihu from the year 2000 to 2003, being the pioneer governing board chairman,he was succeeded by Barrister Barigha Amange in 2005 and he later left in 2007,and Mr David Apeh took over in acting capacity, after which the board was desrolved and General Salihu Ibrahim (Rtd) was thereafter appointed as the 3rd substantive board chairman.from 2009 to 2011.Their role in reinventing the physical structures of the then keffi general hospital to a federal statues tertiary hospital, brought to bear professionalism among practicing doctors under the pay roll of the FMC keffi.

In championing both managerial and clinical worth of FMC Keffi, men of patriotic spirit that moved the expectations of establishing the health facility in the state,through the federal Ministry of Health were deployed and in that order today the FMC keffi has caved out a niche

And amongst those that served the FMC keffi as Medical Directors includes Dr Danjuma Sulai, Dr O.O Dokummu, Dr, B.A Abimiku, Dr Joshua Giyan, and currently the FMC keffi is under the headship of Dr Yahaya Baba Adamu, with Prince Sule-iko Sami, leading the Governing board.

Today as it stands and speaks out, the management team also includes Dr Christopher Edeh, Head of Clinical services, Mohammed Habib Nagogo, the Head of Administration and Chief Dr Samson A.Adegoke, who have contributed in nipping to the bud the unprecedented state of the art facilities in Federal Medical Center Keffi.

From here, the view of the center on a perspective of the then general hospital, wears a different dimension, as those who were always scared of being admitted in the facility for fear of losing their love ones, owing to poor medical attention and unsophisticated equipment with unprofessional handlers had a rejigged confidence about the hospital and the changing infrastructure, staff and newer medical equipment that had been installed.

Federal Medical Center Keffi ,comparatively amongst the 44 that were created across Nigeria by the pronouncement of former president Obasanjo, has become a dependable medical tourists center for those that are in need of medical attention as competitively it won the  SERVICOM award in 2016.

Through concerted and deliberate efforts from the management team, today FMC Keffi, a major tertiary health facility in Nasarawa State,has successfully mitigated graved health challenges with a  recent record that shows the surgical department of the hospital is meeting up with global best practices leading to the successful separation of  conjoined twins.

The Center kept to a record 10 years into establishment to became a household name that got attractions locally and internationally under the prudent management.

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