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PCNI calls for quality healthcare in North East


The Vice Chairman of PCNI, Mr. Tijjani M. Tumsah has stressed the need for quality healthcare in the North East especially as the people in IDP camps suffer Malaria, Cholera, Diabetes and Malnutrition.
Tumsah made the call when the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative visited the National Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, Abuja on the 20tth of November 2017.
Mr. Tumsah who witnessed the training course for Health care personnel of the National Hospital by a Medical team of the Johns Hopkins University, USA, expressed satisfaction at the level of technology employed in the course which utilized clinical simulations featuring life-like mannequins that mimicked pulses, heart tones and other real-time responses to treatment of various medical conditions.

The medical team from John Hopkins University was led by John B. Sampson, MD, who explained that the essence of using mannequins for training purposes was to reduce the risk on patients and to give doctors opportunity to equip students easily and continuously for various clinical scenarios.
He said the simulation exercise was important for health practitioners to be able to master and learn certain fundamentals such as Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), endotracheal intubation, establishing IV-line access, administration of drugs for various medical conditions such as medical disorders, burn victims etc.
The course which is titled Fundamentals of Disaster Management Course, had in attendance registered different cadres of health practitioners from African countries.

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