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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Inaugural Founders’ Day Ceremony kick started as planned on 12th of May, 2019 with an Interdenominational Thanksgiving Service at the All Saints Chapel, University of Benin.



Management, Staff’s and Students of UBTH At The All Saints Chapel

The Hall was packed full with Members of Staff, Students, top Management Team and Past Chief Medical Director’s of The Hospital who accompanied the The Chief Medical Director (Professor Darlington Obaseki) and his family to Celebrate and thank the Lord for the opportunity to be able to witness the first of it’s kind in the history of the Hospital..

As part of the Celebration, the week promises to be filled with lots of events and excitement till the main Event on 16th of May, 2019


Novelty Match At University of Benin Teaching Hospital




University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Team On a Courtesy Visit



The Management Team at the House of the Esama

The Team paid a courtesy visit to The House of Esama of Benin Kingdom.
The visit was to brief and formally invite him to the upcoming inaugural founders’ day celebration which was scheduled to hold on Thursday 16th May 2019 by 11 am prompt at the Oba Akenzua Complex of the Hospital.



Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Community Health Officers Training Programme for 2019/2020 Academic Session. The training, which lasts for two (2) calendar years will commence in September, 2019. It leads to the award of Higher Diploma in Community Health.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

BASIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
West African School Certificate / GCE “O” Level OR Senior Secondary School Certificate (NECO) with five (5) credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two (2) sittings.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
In addition to the qualification above, candidates must possess any of the following professional qualifications and experience:

  1. Diploma in Community Health (DCH) with not less than two (2) years post qualification experience
  2. Community Health Extension Worker (CHEW) with five (5) years post qualification experience

Applicants must be a registered Community Health Practitioner and possess a valid practice license.

WRITTEN TEST AND ORAL INTERVIEW:
Selection for admission will be based on candidates’ performance at a competitive written test and oral interview to be conducted on Wednesday 10th and Thursday, 11th July, 2019 respectively.
All candidates are to bring their originals and photocopies of certificates/master-lists to the examination center.



Applications are invited from the general public for Admission into the School of Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, Benin City for the 2019/2020 academic session in the following courses.

  1. Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing and Management
  2. Diploma in Peri-operative Nursing and Management
  3. Diploma in Pediatric Nursing and Management
  4. Diploma in Accident & Emergency Nursing and Management

Duration of course: one (1) year

Entry Qualification:

Applicant should/must

  1. Possess five (5) credits in not more than two sitting in WAEC/NECO, SSCE/GCE/OL which must include: English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
  2. Be a qualified Nurse duly registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
  3. Have at least one-year Post registration, clinical experience in the relevant area and with sponsorship by an institution or Agency.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Request for the Admission form should be directed to the Office of the Deputy Director (DD), Post Basic Nursing Studies, UBTH, Benin City, on payment of the prescribed application fee of Ten Thousand Naira (N10, 000.00) or its equivalent in Dollars or Pounds for foreign applicants.

NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  1. All payments for the application form should be made directly into Federal Government Remita Account, Training Schools (UBTH), School of Post Basic Nursing Studies.
  2. Sales of forms commences 25th February and closes 23rd
  3. All forms must be purchase in Administrative Office of the above named School.
  4. Be informed that UBTH do not sell the above named School forms online.


IT IS HEREBY ANNOUNCED FOR THE INFORMATION OF GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THERE WILL BE AN AUCTION SALES OF UNSERVICEABLE VEHICLES, MOTOR BIKES, GENERATORS – (3) 625KVA CAT, PERKINS 500KVA, (1) 100KVA, TRACTOR MFC25. OBSOLETE HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT, OFFICE FURNITURE AND SCRAP ITEMS.

THESE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE OLD AND NEW SCRAP YARDS, SECURITY POST AND RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF UBTH FROM 13TH – 26TH FEBRUARY, 2019. SALES TO COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THIS NOTICE.

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRES CONTACT FAGOBE COMPANY LTD.

08055232124, 08180504688



The wife of the Governor of Edo State, Her Excellency Mrs Betsy Obaseki visited the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City on new year day, 01/01/2019 to identify, felicitate and share the joy of the new year with the ‘ new year baby’.

The first baby in the hospital for the 2019 was a baby girl born at 1:30 am and weighed 3.2kg at birth.

The first lady presented gifts to the mother of the baby who hinted that the baby may be named ‘Godspeed’. Management of the hospital also provided gifts for the lucky mom.

At the end of the visit, Mrs Obaseki commended the Hospital Management for the excellent care given to the mothers and their babies. She also commended Management on the benevolence displayed towards indigent patients in the hospital.



To Download a copy of this announcement click HERE

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ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR THE 18 MONTHS COURSE

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the entrance examination  for admission into the above School of Nursing in March 2019 for Eighteen  (18) months (Post Registration) Nursing Programme leading  to the award of Registered Nurse Certificate (RN).

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Candidates must not be less than 18 years old.
  2. Must possess the following: WAEC/GCE (O/Level)/SSCE/NECO with five (5) credits in not more than two (2) sittings in the following subjects,  English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
  3. Candidate must also possess Registered Midwifery Certificate (RM) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse Certificate (RPN)

 

APPLICATION FORM

Application forms should state age, state of origin, local government area, school(s) attended with qualifications obtained and addressed to the Principal.

 

COLLECTION OF APPLICATION FORM

Application forms are obtainable from the office of the Principal with a non-refundable fee of N10,000.00 (ten thousand Naira) only. This should be made payable to  ANY UBTH  REVENUE OR UBTH TREASURY SINGLE ACCOUNT (TSA) VIA THE REMITA PLATFORM IN ANY COMMERCIAL BANK  UNDER THE SERVICE TYPE “TRAINING SCHOOL- SCHOOL OF NURSING

 

A separate payment of N200 to Nursing and Midwifery Council Committee Edo State Account No. 2004854377 First Bank of Nigeria Plc Benin City.

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Candidates are to submit four (4) recent coloured passport photographs (taken in proceeding two weeks) while returning the completed application forms,

 

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED FORMS: 

MONDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2019

 

EXAMINATION DATE:  WEDNESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY, 2019

TIME:   10:00AM

VENUE :   SCHOOL OF NURSING, UBTH

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Chukwurah M.N

Principal



UBTH is committed to the health and safety of our clients and staff. To that end, please read the following information on transmission, prevention, treatment and protocols for yellow fever outbreaks. As we work together, we will keep our communities safe.

KEY FACTS ABOUT YELLOW FEVER

 Yellow fever (YF) is a potentially fatal viral haemorrhagic disease. 
 The YF virus is endemic in tropical areas of Africa and Central and South America.

Symptoms

 The incubation period (interval from infection to onset of symptoms) is usually from 3 to 6 days.
Acute phase
 Fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, chills, nausea and vomiting
Toxic phase
 Fever, jaundice (yellowness of the eyes and skin), abdominal pain with vomiting, problems with kidney function and bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes and/or stomach.

Transmission 

 Humans and monkeys are the main animals infected by the virus.
 YF is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes (Aedes spp).
 Aedes mosquitoes bite all day
 Infected people can transmit the infection to mosquitoes for up to five days after the onset of symptoms.
 The infection is not spread directly from person to person or from animal to person. 

Prevention 

 There is no specific treatment for YF; only good supportive treatment for symptoms. 
 Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent yellow fever.
Vaccination  A single dose of yellow fever vaccination provides life-long protection. (Booster dose after 10 years is not needed)
Anti-mosquito measures: 
 Remove potential mosquito breeding sites around the home– drain stagnant water, clear out drains, cover water containers, etc.
 Clear bushes around dwellings.
 Sleep under insecticidetreated bed nets.
 Screen windows and doors with nets.  
 Wear long sleeved shirt and long trousers when outside. 
 Use of insecticides, mosquito repellent.
 Take extra precautions when travelling to areas with a higher risk of mosquito-borne diseases. 
 Health-care workers should have a high index of suspicion.
 Isolate infected patients being managed in a mosquito-proof room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT INFECTION CONTROL COMMITTEE @ 08023355029

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CASE MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL FOR SUSPECTED CASE OF YELLOW FEVER

 

SCREEN – ASK ABOUT

Symptoms – Fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, chills, nausea and vomiting, jaundice, abdominal pain, bleeding from the mouth, nose and eyes.

Exposure  History of travel to an area where there was an outbreak or endemic for yellow fever within 6 days of becoming ill.

YF Vaccination: History of YF vaccination.

 

Standard case definitions for yellow fever:

Suspected case: Any person with acute onset of fever with jaundice appearing within 14 days of onset of the first symptoms.

Probable case: A suspected case AND one (1) of the following – Epidemiological link to a confirmed case or an outbreak; Positive post-mortem liver histopathology.

Confirmed case: Any suspected case with positive laboratory test for yellow fever.

ISOLATION 

 Isolate patient with suspected Yellow fever in a mosquito-proof room immediately.
 Blood sample should be taken for:
 Bedside clotting time: Use pre-labelled plain bottle (Not diagnostic but may be helpful especially for clients who present with bleeding problems).
 PCR: Use two (2) pre-labelled EDTA bottles. Draw 5mls each for adults/3mls each for children and stored/transported in cold packs
 Observe standard precautions always.
 Inform contacts of suspected case immediately.

TREATMENT

Supportive care with specific attention to fluid and electrolyte management. 

Appropriate antibiotics if there is superimposed infection.

Avoid hepatotoxic drugs, Aspirin, NSAIDs.

NOTIFICATION 

 Notify the Infection Control Unit, Department of Community Health, UBTH. (08023355029)
 Notify the Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, UBTH. (08063522265)
 Notify the Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Child Health, UBTH. (08033435312)

 


Contact UBTH

Phone: +234 803 293 5801

Email: info@ubth.org

Address: P.M.B 1111 Ugbowo Lagos Road
Benin City, Nigeria

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