By Emmanuel Elebeke
Medical doctors and other healthÂ profess-ionals in the country have been urged to update their knowledge with the cutting edge technologies, in line with the current global practice to be able to deliver quality service to the people.
The call was made at the first international conference and continuing medical education conference co-sponsored by Artemis Health institute India and MediCare Clinics Nigeria which took place at Convenant University, Ota, Ogun State recently.
Being the first collaborative activity between the two organizations, the conference wasÂ aimed at promotingÂ collaborations between organizations of similar outlook and vision in different geographical locations, synergise the partnership efforts and also to afford each partner the opportunity to develop potentials in many areas of their operations through the use of emerging technologies.
In his address, the Managing Director of Ace Medicare Clinics, Dr.Â Olajide Kukoyi said the partnership was a demonstration of their commitment and desire to contribute to capacity building of Nigerian doctors through the use of technology.
Alluding fromÂ recent events in the medical world, Dr. Kukoyi said that Nigerian doctors required an upgrade in the use of modern technologies, saying that there was no better way to equip them with such skills with cutting edge technologies except by such partnership. According to him, it requires the joint efforts of government and the private sector for any meaningful result to be achieved, and expressed hope that the joint venture would produce the desired result at the end, if only the doctors would brace up for the challenge by puttingÂ the skills into practice.
To further boost the gains of theÂ partnership, Dr. Kukoyi disclosed that the Indian institute had already concludedÂ plans to hold workshops and special courses in India and Nigeria respectively for doctors and other health professionals from the two countries to further fortify their knowledge in meeting with the current standards of the modern healthcare delivery. He then urgedÂ them to seize theÂ opportunity from the partnership to better the lives of the Nigerian people.
He assured that the partnership will engender a better healthcare delivery system in the country with more efficient, accessible and affordable services to all Nigerians, adding that the partnership will get the best of care comparable to any standard obtainable anywhere in the world.
â€œOur resource persons have provided us with the opportunity to bring to the doctors and medical community in Nigeria recent advances in the practice of medicine through the use of technology.
â€œWith the backbone of IT, which has revolutionalised the ways businesses are conducted and overcome the barriers of space and distance, we hope to still enjoy the richness of their presentations live by video conferencing,â€ he stated.