The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Andrew Nok, has stated that the Kaduna State University (KASU) would be able to produce 100 medical doctors annually in three years time.
He stated this during a two-day workshop organised for staff of Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital following the accreditation of the hospital by the medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) which makes it a Tertiary Healthcare Service Providers in the state.
According to him, “I am confident to tell you that with the accreditation of the Barau Dikko Hospital to become a teaching hospital of the Kaduna State University, it should have the capacity to graduate not less than 100 medical doctors annually, starting in the next three years.
“You can imagine what that can do to our health system.”
Also speaking, the The Vice-Chancellor of KASU, Prof. William Qurix, said the accreditation was a breakthrough, which would confer on the institution the recognition to provide both academic and professional training in the medical field and urged the students to work hard in order to justify government’s support in securing the accreditation.