Daily Trust (Abuja)

8 January 2013

Nigeria: Psychiatric Hospital Holds ICT Training for Medical, Health Workers

Kaduna — Medical and Health Workers Union of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric hospital in Kaduna in collaboration with the management of the hospital has held a 10-day ICT training for all medical and health workers of the hospital in order to enhance their professionalism.

During the opening ceremony yesterday, the medical director of the hospital, Dr. Taiwo Lateef Sheikh stated that the training is very crucial for man-power development noting that computer knowledge is very fundamental for people to perform optimally.

"The entire hospital is been computerised, we think this bold step taken by the union is to further complement what the management is doing within the institution and we are giving them 100% support," he said.

The participants he said cut across all the medical and health workers of the hospital including junior, senior staff and other cadres of workers.

According to the chairman of the union, Comrade Atule Emmanuel; the training was organized to compliment management's effort noting that it will increase service delivery in all units and departments of the hospital.

"Whoever fails to participate will pay a fine of N5,000, which he said will be used to train those who are willing," he noted.

He therefore urged the participants to embrace the training with all seriousness, reiterating that it will increase their intellectual capabilities as well as enhance high productivity in the services of the hospital.

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