HEALTH CENTRE

The University Health Centre is located at the west wing of the ground floor of the University‘s Administrative block. The Health Centre consists of the following functional units:

–   Consulting

–   Pharmacy

–   Nursing

–   Medical Records

–   Laboratories

Each unit is manned by experienced, trained Health professionals who provide curative, preventive and promotive health services to members of the University and host (about 16 villages) community in a ten – bedded facility, which boasts of an equipped Laboratory, Operating Theatre, Ultrasound scanning and X- Ray machines, a well-stocked pharmacy and an Ambulance. As part of the University’s Corporate Social Responsibilities, the University Health Services team has carried out a number of medical outreaches to the host community, resulting in detection and management of chronic medical conditions, surgical interventions for eye care and general surgical conditions and clientele enrolment of close to 1,500.

The medical team is led by Dr. (Mrs.) Adetokunbo Olubusola Aderounmu, a medical graduate of the Colleges of Medicine, Universities of Lagos and Ibadan respectively. She has, among many, benefitted from executive training courses from the prestigious Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge. She is ably assisted by Dr. Abimbola Ajomale, a medical Doctor who also trained as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and Mrs. Jokotade Agunbiade, a nursing graduate of the University of Ibadan, who until recently was a Director of Nursing Services in the public sector. She is an Israeli trained Accident and Emergency Service Nurse.

McU Health Centre is deeply committed to impacting the University and host communities positively through the provision of quality and affordable health services. The Health Centre had since keyed into the initiative which had led to the organisation of effective and efficient Medical Mission Outreaches for the people of Seriki-Sotayo and 14 other Communities.

The first phase held penultimate year with activities which included screening tests for hypertension and diabetes free of charge. The communities reached during this stage were: Osiele, Ajebo, Aderupatan, Soora-Baale, Mamu, Debore, Seriki-Sotayo, Alapako, Okebadan, Fidiwo, Abatan and Ogunmakin. Currently, the University Health Centre renders services to nearly hundreds of families from the communities who had registered permanently with the Centre.

During the second phase, screening tests for eye ailments such as cataract, pterigium, and glaucoma were conducted while a special eye surgical operation for extraction of cataract, pterigium and treatment for glaucoma followed. And a Post Operation Review soon followed. The results were the successful surgical operation of a number of patients.

Aside regular upgrades, the Centre has Ambulance services in place to complement the operations at the Health Centre. These developments have positioned the Health Centre to continue to touch lives through innovative and sustainable Health Care Services for all stakeholders. Suffice to say that “the Healthy Institution, Healthy Community initiative” is fast repositioning health services and more would still unfold in the days and months to come.