HEAD OF UNIT PROFILE
Name:- Dr. S.A. Asaniyan M.B, CHIB (IFE) MNMA, CERT. FHP, MABI, FCAI
Contact Address:- Dr.S.A Asaniyan, Health Service Department, Nasarawa State University, P.M.B 1022, Keffi Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
BRIEF HISTORY OF HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Health Services Department came into existence on August 2002 with the appointment of the Director of Health Services. The Department has six (6) units namely:-
• Medical Unit
• Nursing Services Unit
• Public Health Unit
• Pharmacy Unit
• Laboratory Unit
• Medical Unit
The main duties and activities of the department/units are:
Medical unit: The Unit handles all out-patient and in-patient cases. The unit also handles emergency cases, family planning services, Antenatal care services, Minor surgical operations.
Nursing Unit: The units renders Basic Nursing services like dressing of wounds, removal of stitches, health education for members of the University community, consultation of patients in the absence of Doctors, taking care of in-patients.
Pharmacy unit: The unit is saddled with the responsibility of relational use of drugs, stocking the pharmacy store with genuine and up to date drugs. Dispensing of drugs to patients, balancing of stocks, billing of patients
Laboratory unit: The unit offers a wide range of laboratory diagnostic procedures such as microbiology, chemistry, parasitology, serology and immune chemistry.
Public Health Care Unit: The Unit provides good environmental services to the University through proper waste disposal, fumigation, immunization, public enlighten campaigns.
Medical Records Unit: The Units ensures that proper filling system is maintained, monthly statistical returns, registration of new patient, monitoring patterns of disease within the University community.
IMPARTED HEALTH CARE
THE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES/IMPARTED HEALTH CARE
The University health services (UHS) is deeply committed to promoting physical and mental well being of Nasarawa State University Students and members of the University community. UHS is a primary care facility. The clinic offers free medical care, medical examination, antenatal care child welfare services, family planning services, eye and dental care, immunization, laboratory services and free dispensation of drugs from the pharmacy. Cases specialist attention is referred to teaching hospital, (where treatment is no more free).
STUDENTS MEDICAL REGISTRATION
Each registered student of the University is entitled to medical attention at the University Clinic. At the beginning of each session, fresh students should collect and fill the appropriate clinic registration forms. A copy of the duly signed forms should be presented to the clinic student record clerk with two passport size photographs so that the name will be registered and a card showing clinic number will be given. This card should be tendered to the clerk whenever the student attends the clinic.
PROCEDURES FOR TREATMENT
Students who report to clinic will be seen on first come first serve basis. If your name is called for consultation and you are absent you will forfeit your place in the line.
High quality and affordable drugs are dispensed in the clinic. Staff are subsidized by 50% of cost of drugs.
NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME
The medical centre carries out periodic immunization against diseases like hepatitis , cerebrospinal meningitis and the six childhood killer diseases.
Medical reports are issued to students treated in the medical centre if there is need for it. Students who were treated elsewhere without being referred by the medical officer of the University will not be issued such medical reports.
The clinic renders first aid medical services to University sportsmen and women during sporting events.
University health services open 7:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m for routine cases are however treated on 24 hours basis.
Environmental sanitation is another important area which the medical centre is involved.
The health officers of the clinic always carry out routine inspection of the food canteens on the campus to ensure that food is prepared and served in a hygienic manner to students and staff.