Bingham varsity inducts 80 medical doctors

The Vice Chancellor, Bingham University, Prof. Haruna Kuje Ayuba, has said the institution recently inducted 80 Doctors into the medical profession bringing to 629, the total number of medical doctors it has produced since inception.

Prof. Ayuba made the statement, Thursday, at the induction ceremony in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

The Karu based University, in Nasarawa State, through its VC, commended the graduates for their perseverance and skill in completing the rigorous six-year clinical program.

Prof. Ayuba urged the new medical doctors to commit themselves to the nation’s development and the welfare of humanity in their professional pursuits.

“Bingham University is one of the league of Universities in Nigeria that is uniquely positioned in the training of Medical Doctors. I understand the ratio of medical doctors to our country population is 1:5000 whereas the World Health Organization recommended a ratio of 1 Doctor to 600 of the population.

“In addition to this worrisome ratio, an estimated 16, 000 doctors have left Nigeria over the last 5 years alone, through the Japa syndrome.

“We therefore give God the glory that Bingham University is helping to fill the manpower gap in the medical and dental profession.

“I hope our inductees will also not leave the shores of Nigeria but stay back to salvage the deteriorating healthcare system,”

The Vice Chancellor said, Thursday’s event marked a great milestone in the history of Bingham University, as they induct the 2016/2017 set of the University trained Medical Doctors and Dentists.

“I heartily congratulate our 80 MBBS graduates that have worked tirelessly in order to be counted amongst those worthy to partake in this event of today.”

“Out of the 80, there are 46 Females and 34 Males ,I am more excited that we are churning out more females Doctors than male Doctors.”

“This means we are strategically raising an educated generations as these ones will ensure their children also do better,” he said.

Prof. Ayuba enjoined the inductees to provide high quality medical and dental services to Nigeria and the world at large.

“You must adhere strictly to the codes and ethics of your profession,” said.

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev Dr Job Ayuba Bagat expressed his confidence in the ability of each of the inductees to be great, owing to the quality of the Lecturers they learned from.

“As you embark on this noble path, let us reflect on the profound responsibility and the sacred trust that has been placed in your hands the journey you have chosen is not merely a profession but a calling, it is a calling to heal, comfort and serve humanity with love and dignity, the sacrifices made by your parents and loved ones should not be forgotten but respectfully be appreciated,” he said.