By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” Delta State University, Abraka, would graduate its first set of medical doctors in 2011, Provost, College of Health Sciences of the school, Prof Pat Igbigbi, has said.
Igbigbi, who stated this while fielding questions from newsmen during the First Aid training programme organi-sed for 200 Level students of the college, said the college has six departments: Anoto-my, Community Medicine, Nursing, Physiology, Phar-macology, Medical Bioche-mistry and the MBBS.
Noting that the Nursing Council may not admit members not having Barchelor’s degree in Nur-sing by 2015, he said only nurses with the degree would be allowed to work in teaching hospitals in the country.
He disclosed that Nursing schools were already being phased out, adding that those with Nursing certifica-tes would be allowed to run first degree programmes to get the basic qualification.
He added that auxiliary nurses were being shown the way out. On the First Aid training programme, he said it was to equip the students on how to give first aid on emergency cases, stressing that the first aid programme was on yearly bases.
He expressed hope that the students could save lives in emergency cases.
Earlier in his remark, the coordinator of the First Aid training programme, Dr Adesukpo Osasuyi, told the students to take advantage of the programme to equip themselves with the basic first aid knowledge.