From Tom Garba, Yola
Fifty American medical personnel, including 23 doctors, nurses and others have been engaged by District 9125 of Rotary Club International to train Nigerian doctors in two designated teaching hospitals of Ilorin and Abuja to offer expertise on surgery related issues.
The District Governor of the Rotary Club, Dr Mike Omotosho, who made this known to news men in Yola, said the decision to engage the services of the medical practitioners was informed by the need for more expert Nigerian doctors in the tertiary medical institutions in Nigerian for improvement in their services.
According to him, Rotary District 9125 is motivated by its theme this year, which is “Be a gift to the World”, stressing that no amount of medical expertise is too small or two big for Nigerian doctors, as every field of human endeavour required updating of knowledge, hence the recruitment of services of the American doctors.
He stated that the American doctors were enthusiastic about collaborating with the Nigerian doctors in rendering expertise services to them and in turn improve their services to patients.
Omotosho said he was in Yola to visit Rotary Clubs of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) and that of Yola. He added that his team of Rotarians were in the ancient city to render humanitarian services to the Internally Displaced Persons ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents now accommodated in camps across the state.
The District Governor, who is expected to relate with the IDPs for two days, donated boxes of basic needs, including blankets,toiletries and other conveniences to the IDPs.
He said the mobile clinics and health camps for the IDPs were very necessary to improve their health condition as parts of their immediate needs, saying a similar gesture was extended to some IDPs in Abuja toward ameliorating their present condition.
According to Omotosho, it is also in the plan of the District 9125 to design a means of integrating the IDPs into society by empowering them economically so that they can contribute to the growth of society.
From Tom Garba, Yola