FTH Gombe gets new chief med­i­cal di­rec­tor

Daily Trust - - JOBS & CAREERS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Gombe

The Fed­eral Govern­ment has ap­proved the ap­point­ment of Dr. Ya­haya Saidu Al­kali as the sub­stan­tive Chief Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor of the Fed­eral Teach­ing Hospi­tal (FTH), Gombe, Gombe State.

The ap­point­ment let­ter, signed by the Min­is­ter of Health, Prof. Isaac Fo­larun­sho Ade­wale, stated that Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari ap­proved the ap­point­ment with ef­fect from Oc­to­ber 15, 2018, for a pe­riod of four years, re­new­able af­ter a sat­is­fac­tory ser­vice.

Dr. Al­kali is a Con­sul­tant Pae­di­a­tri­cian and un­til his ap­point­ment he was with the Depart­ment of Pae­di­atrics of the FTH.

Dr. Al­kali is also a se­nior lec­turer in pae­di­atrics at the Col­lege of Med­i­cal Sciences, Gombe State Uni­ver­sity.

He served as Head of Pae­di­atrics Depart­ment be­tween 2008 and 2010, Deputy Head, Clin­i­cal Ser­vice and Train­ing, from 2011 to 2013 and Head of Clin­i­cal Ser­vice from 2013 to 2015. He has been Chair­man of Re­search and Ethics Com­mit­tee of the FTH since April 2018.

He was born in Dukku, Dukku Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Gombe State, on April 7, 1963.

He grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Jos in 1981, where he ob­tained a Bach­e­lor of Medicine, Bach­e­lor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1987. He did his house­man­ship at the Bauchi Spe­cial­ist Hospi­tal, Bauchi State, be­tween 1987 and 1988.

The new chief med­i­cal di­rec­tor started his work­ing ca­reer as Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer II with the Hos­pi­tals Man­age­ment Board, Bauchi, in 1989. He joined the then Fed­eral Med­i­cal Cen­tre (FMC), Gombe, in 1998 as res­i­dent doc­tor in 1998. He rose through the ranks and at­tained the po­si­tion of con­sul­tant pae­di­a­tri­cian in 2008.

Al­kali is also a vis­it­ing con­sul­tant pae­di­a­tri­cian to Gombe State Spe­cial­ist Hospi­tal since 2015.

Dr Ya­haya Saidu Al­kali

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