The Management of Yaba College of Technology has inaugurated a diagnostic section of its Medical Centre to provide improved medical services to students.

The Rector of the College, Mr Obafemi Omokungbe, said at the inauguration of the section on Wednesday that the centre was equipped with modern medical facilities.

Omokungbe listed the facilities to include Hematology Analyzer, Chemistry Analyzer, Genotype Machine, X-Ray Machine with a bigger capacity to cope with students registration needs, Automatic Processor and Blood Mixer.

He said that the centre was equipped to align with the new status of the medical centre – a healthcare service provider under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

He added that the college had begun T-ship programmes with three Health Management Organisations (HMOs) in place for students.

According to him, the college also has a partnership arrangement with the Military Hospital, Yaba, and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The centre is expected to improve the quality of healthcare to both staff and students including other users that may have chosen the college as their healthcare service provider.

The rector said the centre was by its status open to the general public after the commissioning.

Omokungbe said supply of drugs has been regular thus, the days of no drugs in the medical centre was over.

He added that qualified and experienced staff have been recruited, though majority on part-time basis as a result of due process required for the employment of personnel as introduced by the Federal Government.

“The diagnostic centre has been brought to a functional state with the provision of all outstanding facilities and equipment; thus, the reason why we are gathered here.

“A standby generator has been provided to ensure adequate power supply to the centre,” the rector said.

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