College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bingham University, Karu, Abuja on Tuesday inducted 31 graduate medical doctors of medicine and surgery from the institution.
In his brief address at the Physician’s Oath Taking ceremony; held at the Bingham Hospital in Jos, the Plateau state capital, the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Williams Qurix advised the new Doctors to abide by the rules guiding medical profession.
He charged the inductees to be change agents in the health sector.
“Today’s induction is; the fifth in Bingham University, the first set of 19 Doctors was in March 2014; the second set of 45 doctors was in 2015 and we are witnessing the induction of 31 doctors today bringing the total to 155 doctors produced by the institution.
“We hope in no distant future our students’ quota will increase so that our output will correspondingly increase.
He added: “The University has improved the infrastructural facilities in Jos campus in terms of the new academic block thus creating more office accommodations befitting of an academic institution and we have also completed and put to use new Emergency Paediatric Unit (EPU) to improve on our clinical services.
Furthermore he said, “Friendly academic and learning environments are being; created through establishment and expansion of e-library; solar power and provision of water tanker to boost the supply of water to the campuses.
Emphasising that medical Doctors are; trained to save lives and of crucial importance to humanity; he enjoined them never to compromise but remember all the time the oath and respect it.
Earlier, Professor Alhassan Yakubu, the Provost of the Medical College; lauded the support of the Chief Medical Director of the University Teaching Hospital; both in cash and through many other gestures.
“I commend the Vice-chancellor of the University for his demonstration of true love for medical education in Nigeria, It is indisputable that you have given a facelift to the college particularly Jos campus.
“These are eloquently demonstrated by such edifice like the academic block the entire college of medicine is short of words to express depth of our appreciation,” he added.
He urged the inductees to serve as good ambassadors of the university wherever they are globally.