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The attention of the Management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital has been drawn to some misinformed and misleading publications on the social media in recent times, bordering on the inability of some patients to pay their medical bills. It is against this background that we provide the following clarifications:

1. The challenge of access and equity in healthcare service delivery is national and not peculiar to UBTH. It is not within the powers of UBTH to grant free healthcare to clients, which obviously is not a sustainable model in the present economic climate.

2. In spite of the above, UBTH being sensitive to the present economic situation has been granting hospital bills waivers to several clients, adjudged to be so – deserving . In 2019, a total of 312 patients were granted waivers of their hospital bills to the tune of ₦89, 304, 959 (eighty nine million, three hundred and four thousand, nine hundred and fifty nine naira) and up till September 30, this year, the sum of ₦91, 634,131 (ninety one million, six hundred and thirty four thousand, one hundred and thirty one naira) has been waived by the Hospital Management.

3. The present UBTH Management in 2017, instituted an Indigent Patient Fund, to which staff of the hospital contribute and which is deployed to defray hospital bills of indigent patients.

4. It is pertinent to note that, the furore arising from the social media claims stems from the unquestioned commitment of UBTH to providing quality healthcare to all her clients at the point of entry, irrespective of inability or unwillingness to pay in emergency situations.


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ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK AT THE FACILITY LEVEL (IPCAF)
The University of Benin Teaching Hospital is one of three facilities that was adjudged to be at the advanced level among twenty-nine (29) public facilities in the Orange network across the nation in the just concluded baseline assessment on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) using the WHO Assessment of Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Framework at the Facility Level (IPCAF) tool, by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Medical Director, Prof. D.E Obaseki, congratulating the hospital for being in the top 10 percentile, the Director General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, explained that IPCAF is structured according to the recommendations in the World Health Organization Guidelines on core components of IPC programmes at the facility level. IPCAF is divided into eight sections, reflecting the eight WHO IPC core components, which are then addressed by a total of 81 indicators. These indicators are based on evidence and expert consensus, and have been framed as questions with defined answers to provide an orientation for assessment. Based on the overall score achieved in the eight sections, the facility is assigned to one of four levels of IPC promotion and practice, with Advanced being the highest level attainable.


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This to inform all candidates that, the UBTH School of Post Basic Midwifery Entrance Examination scheduled to hold on Saturday 26th  September 2020, has been postponed to Saturday 3rd October, 2020.

Meanwhile, the sales of form is still in progress till Friday 2nd October, 2020.

We apologize for any inconveniences.

Thank you.

Joshua Uwaila, Esq
Head, Public Relations Unit.




The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital recently organized a one day retreat for the newly appointed Clinical Heads of Department tagged “Leadership in Healthcare Training Programme for Heads of Department” held in the Hospital’s  Boardroom. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington Obaseki declared it open.

The programme was a combined physical and virtual meeting and also involved over 100 Heads of Department and staff who joined via the Zoom platform.

The team of seasoned research persons had interactive sessions with the attendees to the appreciation of all.






The outgoing Medical and Dental House Officers of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital recently visited the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Darlington E Obaseki to express their appreciation for the opportunity given to them in the past one year to serve in the Hospital. They donated five (5) microwave ovens to the Hospital and also presented a portrait of the CMD to him.
The CMD thanked them for their exemplary gesture in donating the ovens to the Hospital and and enjoined them to come back for their residency programme.





Applications are invited from the general public for Admission into the School of Post Basic Midwifery UBTH Benin City for the 2020/2021 session.

DURATION OF COURSE-18MONTHS
Entry Qualification: Applicant should/must:

(a) Possess five (5) credits in not more than two sitting in WAEC/NECO, NABTEB, SSCE/GCE/OL which must include, English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and chemistry.

(b) Be a qualified Nurse duly registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are obtainable from the office of the Principal/Head of Department (School of Midwifery) on presentation of evidence of payment of non-refundable fee of Six Thousand Five Hundred Naira. (N6, 500) only payable to UBTH Account with TSA under the service type: Training School of Midwifery using REMITA platform in any bank in Nigeria.

NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  1. Sales of forms commence 9th March 2020 and closes 26th September 2020.
  2. All forms must be purchased from the office of the Principal/Head of Department, School of Midwifery, UBTH.
  3. Be informed that UBTH does not sell the school of midwifery application forms online.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM
Completed application forms should be submitted to the institution before 26th September, 2020.

Date of Entrance Exam:           Saturday 26th September 2020 at 8:00 am
Date of selection interview:    Tuesday 29th September 2020 at 11:00 am
Venue:                                             School of Midwifery, UBTH, Benin City

Please come with original and photocopies of your credentials.

NOTE:
Candidates will be responsible for their accommodation and feeding during the examination period.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for Admission into the School of Midwifery, UBTH Benin City for the 2020/2021 session.

DURATION OF COURSE- THREE (3) YEARS
Entry Qualification:

  • Applicant should/must not be less than 18 years or above 34 years of age
  • Possess five (5) credits in not more than two sitting in WAEC, NECO or NABTEB which must include, English language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Application forms are obtainable from the office of the Principal School of  Midwifery on presentation of evidence of

  • payment of non refundable fee of Ten Thousand, five hundred Naira (N10,500) only payable to UBTH Account with TSA under the service type: Training School of Midwifery using REMITA platform in any bank in Nigeria.
  • Payment of Two Hundred (200) Naira into Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria State Committee account – First Bank 2004854377

NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  1. Sales of forms commence March 2020 and close September 2020.
  2. All forms must be purchased from the office of the Principal School of Midwifery, UBTH.
  3. Be informed that UBTH does not sell the school of midwifery application forms online.
  4. Candidates will be responsible for their accommodation and feeding during the examination period.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM
Completed application forms should be submitted to the office of the Principal before the date of entrance examination.

Date of Entrance Exam: Saturday 3rd October, 2020 at 8:00am
Venue: School of Midwifery, UBTH, Benin City.

Please come with original and photocopies of your credentials,

Joshua Uwaila, Esq.
Head, Public Relations Unit
For: Chief Medical Director

 





The Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu on an official working visit to inspect facilities at the Isolation Centre and the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory in UBTH.

On the DG’s entourage were; Dr. Fiona Braka, Officer-in-charge WHO Nigeria, Dr. Ifeanyi Okudo, Health Emergency Operations, WHO Nigeria; Faith Ireye WHO SC, Edo; Mr Tarik Mohammed, Technical Advisor, Operations NCDC and Mrs Elsie Ilori, Director, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC (also the National Deputy Incident Manager. COVID-19.



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