UBTH Blog & News

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The concerted effort of the Chief Medical Director, Prof D.E. Obaseki and Management to make UBTH a centre of excellence in Oncology care has yielded fruit as the new Ultramodern Brachytherapy suite has become functional.

This is sequel to the installation of the Cobalt 60 high dose rate Brachytherapy machine and successful training of personnel to man the Unit.

UBTH is now only the 2nd hospital (Public or Private) in Nigeria to offer Brachytherapy services using the Cobalt 60 high dose rate machine for the treatment of gynecological malignancies such as Cervix, Endometrial and Vagina Cancers.

By this feat, UBTH now occupies a pride of place in Nigeria Oncology space.

Congratulations to Radiation and Clinical Oncology Department!

Congratulations UBTH!!

(C) Public Relations Unit




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The appointment of Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki, for a second term as Chief Medical Director of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin city, has been ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari.

News of his reappointment was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Hospital’s Head of Public Relations Unit, Barr. Joshua Uwaila esq.

“The CMD received the letter of appointment for his second term from the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja on Monday.

“Congratulating him, the Minister described the renewal of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, as an attestation that he has performed well during his first tenure.

“Dr. Ehanire urged him not to rest on his oars and work harder to exceed his achievements,” the statement said.

Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki was first appointed as Chief Medical Director, on 17th August, 2017.

Barr. Uwaila in his statement noted that the CMD has since embarked on a massive transformation of the Hospital’s infrastructure and services.


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Prof. Darlington E. Obaseki

Thank You

Dear colleagues,

Almost four years ago, I took on the mantle of leadership of this great and historic hospital.

At that time, I had no doubts about what needed to be done, having previously served as DCMAC in this hospital for two and a half years.

I was acutely aware of the challenges and we had a plan – a plan that was rooted first in engendering staff satisfaction, industrial harmony and interprofessional synergy.

We have achieved much in those regards, as well as in transforming our infrastructure and improving the quality of our services.

We are keenly aware that these could not have happened without the support and prayers of our doctors, nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists, rehabilitation therapists, administrators, accountants, health assistants, security staff, cleaners… the UBTH Team .
I sincerely thank everyone of you!

I pledge to continue to lead with passion, compassion and inclusiveness, and to always put staff welfare and motivation on the front burner.

I trust that you will continue to support us as we lead, working with us to make UBTH greater and greater still.

Thank you!




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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for Admission into the School of Midwifery, UBTH Benin City for the 1st stream 2021 session. DURATION OF COURSE- THREE (3) YEARS
  1. Entry Qualification: Applicant must not be less than 18 years or above 34 years of age
  2. Possess five (5) credits O’level 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/Head of Department (School of Midwifery) on presentation of evidence of payment of:
  • Payment of a 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

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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.




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