The Department of Medicine started as one of the clinical departments of the then Hospital for Women and Children in July 1999. Outpatient care commenced in September of that year and in-patient services followed a few months later. By December 1999 full cardiology, nephrology and heamodialysis had been in place. Open-heart surgery was carried out on some patients in 2007 by a team of doctors from the United States.
With the change in status to a National Hospital catering to all patients irrespective of age or gender, the department formulated plans for rendering services in al subspecialities in Internal Medicine. Presently, we offer subspeciality in Nephrology, Cardiology, Pulmology, Neurology, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology and Dermatology.
The National Hospital will eventually meet the health needs of most Nigerians, who need not travel abroad for medical treatment in future. To this end, the Department of Medicine has cultivated excellence in patient care, training and research. Our postgraduate training program is fully accredited with the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of Physicians, and so far, we have trained six physicians. Presently, over 12 resident doctors are undergoing training in almost all medicine subspecialties. Meanwhile, several research projects are on-going in various fields.
Our long-term goals are to establish a first-class Department of Medicine that can compare favourably with those of advanced countries, and to set the pace for patient care, research and training in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.
The following sub-specialties make up the Department of Medicine under the supervision of Heads of Unit, while the Head of Department oversees both clinical and administrative running of the Department.
Dr H Hussain MBBS,FWACP Head of Department.
Dr. Kingsley S. Osagie, MBCHB, FWACP, FCCP
Subspecialties / Consultants
Dr. Emmanuel Anteyi, BM, Bch, MBA, FWACP
Dr H. Galandanci MBBS, MRCP, FWAC
Dr. D. A Osunkwo, MBBS, FWACP.
Dr. Tochukwu. Uwaezuoke, MBBS, FWACP
Prof. C. U. Abengowe, MA, MB, DCH, FRCP, FWACP, FMCP
Dr. Kingsley S. Osagie, MBBS, FWACP, FCCP
Dr Fotun Fibresima MB.BS. FWACP
Prof S.A Bwala, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FMCP, FRCP, FAS
Dr. Mrs. Ogugua Osi-Ogbu, MBBS, MD
Dr. Augustine Uhunmwagho, MBBS, FWACP
Dr. Olanrewaju Falodun, MBBS, MSc, FCAI, FMCP
Dr Laila Sabir MBBS, FWACP
Team A: Dr. Emmanuel A. Anteyi, Dr. H. Galandanci, Dr. H. Hussain I
Team B: Dr. D. A. Osunkwo, Dr. K. S. Osagie, Dr. Fibresima
Team C: Dr. T. Uwaezuoke
Team D: Dr. O. Osi-Ogbu, Dr. A. Uhunmwagho, Prof. F Anuman
Team E: Prof. S. A. Bwala
Team F: Dr. Lanre Falodun, Dr. L. Sabir
c) Electrocardiogram & Thread-mill test
e) Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
f) Skin biopsy & minor dermatological surgery
h) Endocrinology& geriatrics
PATIENT’S CARE SERVICES / FACILITIES
• Medical Outpatient Department (MOPD)
Patients seen by appointment; 45mins average waiting time –
• 29-bed male ward
• 22-bed female ward
• 10-bed renal ward
• 7-bed Accident & Emergency ward
• 10-bed Intensive Care Unit
• Side Laboratory
• Intra-and inter departmental referrals are encouraged for better care of patients
On-Call Coverage – 24 hrs
• A & E
• Inpatient Male Medical Ward
• Inpatient Female Ward
Postgraduate Training Facilities
• Seminar Room & Departmental Library
• Departmental Secretariat
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
- Tuesday & Thursday morning clinical meetings: 8.00am
• Case presentations
- Weekly Friday morning Journal Review / Drug Presentation: 8.00am
- Weekly Friday Bedside Demonstration: 2.30pm
- Fortnightly Tuesday afternoon Clinico-Pathological Meetings: 3.00pm.
- Fortnightly Tuesday afternoon joint clinical meetings with Radiology Department: 3.00pm
- Monthly Thursday afternoon Mortality Meeting: 2.00pm
FUTURE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
• Staffing at Consultant levels for all Internal Medicine subspecialties
• Arrangements are in full gear towards the establishment of the following services:
Rheumatology & Immunology
Electromyography (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Services (NCS)
Bronchoscopy-Rigid and Fibreoptic