McPherson University Health Centre started operations on the 2nd of October, 2012 with forty two registered students. The pioneer staff at inception were eleven in number comprising of two Medical Officers, five nurses, a Pharmacist, a Pharmacy Technician, a Medical Records Officer, and one Health Assistant. Dr. (Mrs) Adetokunbo Aderounmu was the pioneer Director of Health Services with Mrs. Jokotade Agunbiade as the Chief Nursing Officer.
The Health Centre started as a four bedded facility with two beds each for female and male patients. However, in 2015, the centre was upgraded to a standard ten bedded ward medical facility well equipped with standard operating theatre, recovery room, medical laboratory, dispensing unit, functional ultrasound scanning machine, an x-ray machine and a dark room. The Health Centre has two consulting rooms, an office each for the Pharmacist and the Chief Nursing Officer respectively as well as a treatment and injection room.
McPherson University Health Centre comprises of five units, i.e. Consulting Unit, Nursing Unit, Pharmacy Unit, Laboratory unit and the Medical Record Unit. The centre is opened for services twenty four hours every day, Monday to Sunday including public holidays with qualified medical doctors and nurses on duty. There are nurses/midwives, a psychiatric nurse and an occupational health nurse etc. in the employment of the Health Centre. The University Health Centre has been accredited to offer primary and secondary health services by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Registration of new students starts at the front desk by the Medical Records Officer’s table. Students must come with evidence of provisional admission into the University as well as payment of all necessary fees to the University including medical fees. New students will be taken to the Nursing Unit where the nurse on duty at the nursing station will check and record their vital signs, visual acuity and body mass index. At the Consulting Unit, the Doctor during consultation will take the full medical history of the students as well as carry out physical medical examination in the presence of a Nurse/Chaperon before referring them to the medical Laboratory/Imaging unit for investigations.
Recommendations are made after reviewing the results of investigations and clinical signs elicited during physical examination for admission into the University. The McPherson University Health Centre offers the following services to students, staff, host community and road traffic accident victims along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
- Treatment – inpatient and outpatient;
- Health education;
- Medical Laboratory/Imaging;
- Antenatal care and delivery of pregnant women;
- Family planning;
- Ambulance services;
- Minor and moderate surgical procedures viz cataract extraction at inception;
As at 2019, there are two thousand, three hundred and fifty seven (2357) families from about fourteen (14) surrounding villages registered with the Health Centre and other private establishments such as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Triton Aqua Africa Ltd, Ayotomi Farms, etc. Also services are offered to the Foursquare Gospel Church members in need of health care during camping exercises.
- 1. Consulting
- 2. Nursing
- 3. Pharmacy
- 4. Medical Laboratory/Radiology
McU Management is deeply committed to impacting the community positively through the provision of quality and affordable health services. The Health Centre had since keyed into the initiative. For the VC, the Institution cannot keep developing without impacting the lives of the locals in the community. In the light of these, effective and efficient Medical Mission Outreach has been put in place for the people of Seriki-Sotayo and 14 other Communities. This was well planned and meticulously executed in phases by our devoted staff.
The first phase was held 2013 with activities which included screening tests for hypertension and diabetes free of charge. The communities reached during this stage were: Osiele, Ajebo, Aderupatan, Soora-Baale, Mamu, Debore, Seriki-Sotayo, Alapako, Okebadan, Fidiwo, Abatan and Ogunmakin.
Through the initiative, over 2,400+ families from the communities had registered permanently and were receiving treatments from the University Health Centre from time to time. During the second phase in 2014, screening tests for eye ailments such as cataract, pterigium, and glaucoma were conducted. A special eye surgical operation for extraction of cataract, pterigium and treatment for glaucoma; was carried out, precisely on Saturday 6th April, 2013. And a Post Operation Review soon followed. The results were the successful surgical operation of not less than six patients. Among the six patients was the Baale of Seriki-Sotayo. They were full of appreciations, following the restoration of their sights.
But in a bid to do more for the community and humanity, the University Management has facilitated the acquisition of an ambulance to complement the operations at the Health Centre aside other upgrades. These developments have positioned the Health Centre to continue to touch lives through innovative and sustainable Health Care Services for all stakeholders. Suffice to say that “the Healthy Institution, Healthy Community initiative” is fast repositioning health services and more would still unfold in the days and months to come.
- Name – Dr. Uwaechi Clement Chimechefulam
- Position – Senior Medical Officer
- Email – email@example.com
- Telephone +234 70 85702966