Internal Medicine Department, AKTH, conducted a free screening on about 300 people, to mark the World Hepatitis Day on 29th July, 2019 at the Emergency parking lots of the Hospital.
With the advent of improved technologies, the compounding of Paediatrics doses is proving to be difficult as drugs are no longer designed in conventional ways. This was disclosed by Pharm. Saminu Falalu, Chief Pharmacist, with the Drug Manufacturing Unit of the Hospital during a Clinical Presentation.
Pharm. Saminu further explained that there are some essential components in drugs that may be tendered while using the conventional method.
He further called for continued collaboration and effective communication between the Health Care Professionals.
He stressed the need for the Hospital community to understand the challenges of compounding Pediatrics drugs saying that, they are giving the same dosage the Physician prescribed but in a different way.
Pharm. Falalu added that, Health Professional should expect more of this new technologies and advanced challenges.
Patients and Hospital Management for a better therapeutic outcome which would always be guaranteed for the patients.
Dr. Akeem Olawale Sotunde has been appointed as the new Head Department of Restorative Dentistry, of Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. This was contained in a letter signed by the outgoing Head of Department, Dr. O.F. Ikusila.
Dr. Ikusila extended his appreciation to the Hospital Management for the opportunity accorded him to serve as Head of Department of Restorative Dentistry. He then called on the Management to extend the same gesture and support to the new Head
The Department of Ophthalmology in collaboration with Pharmacy Department of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital opens Pharmacy Unit for ophthalmology drugs only at the Department on 3rdJuly, 2019.The Head of Department, Ophthalmology, Dr Sadiq Hassan explained that the purpose of opening the Pharmacy is to curtail the difficulties patients encounter in accessing drugs prescribed for them.
He stated that, most a time, majority of the patients get a different drug from what has been originally prescribed for them in the Hospital, the need to establish a Pharmacy at the Department became necessary.
In his remarked, the Head of Department and Director Pharmacy, Pharm. Habib Uba Ringim urged patients to patronize the new Pharmacy in order to get the right drugs prescribed for them.
He then congratulated the Head of Department of Ophthalmology and pledged to provide the Unit with additional needed drugs.
Department of Laundry and Linen Services, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) held a five-day Workshop to develop a Curriculum for the award of National Diploma in Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services in the Hospital.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the workshop, the Chief Medical Director, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Professor Aminu Zakari Mohammed said over the years, the Hospital is issuing a Certificate Programme in Laundry and Dry Cleaning Technology but with this effort AKTH will be awarding Diploma Certificate after the curriculum is approved.
Professor A. Z. Mohammed thanked NBTE for the opportunity given the Hospital to host the workshop and hoped that, a standard curriculum for Diploma, Higher Diploma and Degree programs will developed.
AKTH Mgt. & Experts for the Curriculum Development
The Head of Department, Laundry and Linen Services AKTH, Mal. Muhammad Kabir Ahmed, appreciates UNESCO for sponsorship of the curriculum development, the experts from Universities of Lagos, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Bauchi, ABU Zaria and other Institutions who gathered to form the curriculum.
Others who spoke at the occasion included the Chairman, School Management Committee, Associate Professor Auwal Umar Gajida and the representative of the Executive Secretary NBTE, Malam Garba Muhammad Nalado