University of Ilorin graduates 48 medical doctors

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The University of Ilorin on Thursday injected 48 new medical doctors into the medical profession of the country.

The newly initiated medical doctors affirmed the Hippocratic Oath administered by the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria during the 32nd Professional Initiation and admission ceremony for the 2016 batch b medical graduands of the University.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr Ibrahim implored the new medical doctors to always give the lives of their patients utmost consideration.

Dr Ibrahim represented by the Director of hospital services, Kwara State Ministry of Health, Dr Zainab Saad, who described medicine as a noble profession that deals with lives, charged them to always touch lives positively.

The Registrar of the Council also asked the new doctors to be fair in dealing with their patients, firm to those critically seeking their intervention and be just in the discharge of their professional duties in line with the medical oath they sworn into.

Also speaking, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr Abubakar Ayinla represented by Dr Durotoye Idayat Adenike cautioned them against contravention of the medical law and urged them to be conscious of their practice.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali congratulated the newly inducted medical doctors for working hard and successfully passing through the difficult landmines of medical training of the College.

Professor Ambali represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Professor Risikat Ijaiya, said the country needs more medical doctors to cater for the people, pointing out that the ratio of medical doctors to man the clinics is very low and gave assurance of the continuous support of the institution to contribute more doctors to humanity.

The Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Wahab Rotimi Johnson, urged the new medical doctors to seek career pathways and specialties of medicine of their choice.

Professor Johnson asked them not to hesitate to flaunt the soundness of their training in the medical school as one that is truly qualitatively comprehensive to impact positively on the society.