The regular Hospital Grand Round which was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic in the year 2020 has commenced again in Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI); as the first edition this year was centred on Intracranial Tumour in Children.
The organising committee of the programme had its first edition on Thursday, 17th June, at the hospital’s mini conference hall in line with Covid19 protocol.
The resource persons, Dr. K.O Olaposi (Paediatrics), Dr P.N Omefe (Radiology), Dr Okunlola (Neurosurgery) and Dr. Omosebi O from Histhopathology department, who were introduced by the Committee Chairman, Dr Onyeama, took listeners through different sessions and illustrations, using graphs, charts and statistical information with case presentations on epidemiology, risk factors and syndromes associated with CNS tumours, radiological investigations (imaging modalities) and neurosurgical perspective
of Brain Tumours in children.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Adekunle Ajayi, in his remarks thanked all the participants for putting in their best to the drastic development of the hospital. He noted that the hospital is moving on the right path and progressing yearly.
“Our hospital has made significant progress in the delivery of excellent health care to our teeming patients as a result of the cummulative achievement of everyone since inception,” the CMD affirmed.
He lauded the Chairman of the Commitee and members of his team for a well packaged educative programme.
He sensitized the participants extensively on the importance of the Alaanu Fund also known as Indigent Patients Funds registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, a non-statutory support platform to raise fund and pay medical bills for indigent patients.
Prof Ajayi encouraged all to imbibe the act of charity by contributing a relatively small amount driven by generosity of the heart to make a difference in the life of others.
Dr Ajigbotosho from the Department of Paediatrics on behalf of the committee thanked the CMD for providing good leadership for Doctors to thrive as well as platforms for excellent health service outcomes for patients within the system.