The Medical Director Federal Neuro Psychiatrist Hospital Kaduna Professor Abdulkareem Jika Yusuf has bagged an award of excellence for service to humanity.
Presenting the award at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zone A maiden roundtable and zonal meeting held at Arewa House, Kaduna to Alhaji Mahmud Alhassan Director Administration Federal Neuro Psychiatrist Hospital Kaduna who represented the Medical Director, Senator Uba Sani commended the giant strides of Professor Jika Yusuf at the hospital stressing that such massive projects executed within his first tenure show cased his doggedness to stewardship.
Nigerian Union of Journalists say it gave the Medical Director the award for giving Media Practitioners free psychological care and massive projects at the Mental Health Facility.
Speaking with Newsmen, Alhaji Mahmud Alhassan who represented the Medical Director said “from his assumption as MD to the time of filing in this time, no single power cut off is recorded in the hospital, which gave the giant generating machines provided by his predecessor a respite.”
“Through direct labour, his management has repaired all the collapsing boreholes in the hospital for optimum performance, while nine soak-ways were evacuated and repaired across the length of the hospital.What would interest one to know is that, in the School of Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing, the Yusuf’s management has made a general renovation of all structures such as overall paintings, tiling of restrooms, placement of rubber ceiling in all the structure and provision of a wardrobe cabinet in all the hostels, while in the School library, a new set of 5 sets of desktop computers were installed to ease research and studies of the both the teachers and the taught.
“In the feeding of patients, Prof. AJ Yusuf accomplishments are glaring. He ensured all feeding allowances are paid as and when due to the contracts. No single monthly nonpayment is recorded to date. Similarly, in the fueling of all official vehicles, he introduced a smooth and prudent system which is cashless now – all vehicles are using cards to refuel at certain filling station without any hitch or likely hiccups usually arising as a result. It is in the pharmacy department that, Prof. AJ Yusuf scored the most credit in his prudence. He continued the Drugs revolving scheme with 240,000 naira, which the hospital is now having a stock of assorted drugs of over 24 million naira in its Pharmacy in the last year. There are no drugs which patients could not get at the hospital now. In fact the pharmacy department can boost of being the most stocked and equipped with all psychiatric drugs. What a prudent management of resources.
Above all, Prof. AJ Yusuf’s attributes are based on honesty, prudent management of scarce resources as well transparent leadership; hence his Achievements speak for themselves in the hospital.
On projects ongoing, Procurement and Installation/Training of Ten (10) Bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Equipment.
Procurement and Installation/Training of Isolation Centre Equipment.
Procurement and Installation/Training of Hematology Equipment for Molecular Laboratory.
Procurement and Installation/Training of Clinical Chemistry & Reagents Equipment for Molecular Laboratory.
Procurement and Installation/Training of Molecular Biology Equipment,
Reagents and Others Equipment for Molecular Laboratory.
Procurement of two (2) number of Ambulances for Ten (10) Bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Construction & Furnishing of Ten (10) Bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Construction & Furnishing of Isolation Centre.
Construction & Furnishing of Molecular Laboratory. Alhassan added.