The Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe has fully gone digital with the activation of a E-health platform in wards 1 to 4, on Monday December 28, 2022. In his determination to transform and improve clinical services, as well as launch the hospital into the global village, the Chief Medical Director, Dr Yusuf Mohammed Abdullahi had in late 2021, facilitated the introduction of Health-In a-Box.
Health-in-a- box is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Health, that seeks to provide a digital health information platform across the National Health System. The platform provides a consistent telemedicine platform, plugged into the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) to enable remote access to health services provided by qualified medical practitioners over the internet. it also facilitates automated administration, billing and reconciliation of health insurance services.
The project began in October 2021 with Health Information Management Department, and gradually progressed to Family Medicine Department (GOPD), Clinics, Investigations, and finally the wards. With this latest development, visitors to the hospital are expected to experience remarkable improvement in service delivery, patient turn-around-time, easily accessible records for referrals, as well as, secrecy and security of patient records.
The Federal Teaching Hospital Gombe has started post basic programmes in perioperative and critical care nursing with 50 students. This was disclosed by the Chairman, Technical Committee for the Establishment of School of Basic and Post Basic Nursing Programme, Dr. Kefas Zawaya, at the handing over ceremony of the schools to the management.
In his speech titled Breaking the Jinx, delivered at the handing over ceremony, the chairman said: “the dream of having School of Nursing (SON) and Post Basic Nursing (PBN) Programmes has out-lived almost all the MD’s/CMD’s of this hospital, but it took the courage of the current CMD Dr. Yusuf Mohammed Abdullahi to within two (2) years actualize this dream and break the jinx.”
He further stated that, 30 students were admitted for the perioperative programme, and 20 for critical care.
While responding, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Yusuf Mohammed Abdullahi, expressed appreciation to the Chairman and members of the technical committee, commended them for doing a good job. The CMD said “the vision of this management, as I have always reiterated, is to within the limited time and available resources, do all we can to make the hospital patient-centered, as all activities going on will be for the maximum benefit of the patient.” secondly, we shall focus on staff welfare and development to support our vision, this can
only be achieved by focusing on man power development to have a crop of highly trained professionals in the system. We will therefore be working assiduously to establish more schools to train manpower for effective service delivery. I therefore call on you pioneer students, to seize the opportunity of the serene environment of the hospital, peaceful coexistence in the state, ongoing digitization of the hospital, to study hard.”
With the newly established schools, registered nurses, who have practiced for six years, can apply for specialized training in perioperative care as theater nurses or critical care as intensive care nurses, a development that will complement the school of basic nursing when established.
Present at the event were the Permanent Secretary, Gombe State Ministry of Health, principal officers, head of departments and units, and other well wishesrs.
The Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe (FTHG) is located within the city of Gombe, the capital of Gombe State. It is one of the 36 States of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is located between latitude 10º & 11º N within the Sahel Savannah belt. It has a population of about 2.1 million people and an area of 18, 000 square km.The temperature averages 30ºC with an annual rainfall of 1200mm. The predominant occupations of its people are agriculture and livestock rearing.
This tertiary health institution has a 500-bed capacity and was establis
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This tertiary health institution has a 500-bed capacity and was established in 1996 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. There are thirty three  main wards in the hospital including the amenity ward. The various clinical departments run specialist and sub-specialist clinics from Monday to Friday. Emergencies are attended to daily on a 24hour basis through the Accident & Emergency /Gynecology/Obstetrics/Paediatrics emergency units. Overall outpatient attendance is about 2235 patients per week.
The hospital management have deliberately made the hospital charges low so as to enable the local populace who are generally poor, to benefit maximally from the hospital’s services
We provide quality and timely clinical and other supportive services to patients within its jurisdiction in a milieu of qualitative research and training activities, and becomes the first choice of seeking qualitative health care services in Gombe State and environs.