YOLA — Prof Isa Abdullahi, Adamawa State Commissioner Health and Human Services has expressed concern with the services of some private diagnosis centres in Adamawa.
He made the remark while cutting the tape to commissioned Apical Healthcare Limited Diagnostic Centre, Yola, a newly established diagnosis centre led by professionals.
Abdullahi noted that the hallmark of medical practice is diagnosis, noted that if you did not arrive at diagnosis you retreating a patient blindly, maintained that the centre did not come at a better time than now
“Previous experience have shown we are having problem with diagnosis in town as their results always shows that the patients have both typhoid and malaria because 99% commonest diagnosis we have been having all along”
“With the coming of Apical Healthcare Limited Diagnostic centre, Yola led by professionals is a welcome idea in Adamawa state because before now we didn’t have a standard medical practice led by specialists until the coming of the centre.”
“The managers’ should look into the cost-effectiveness of the various diagnostics, so that it can be bearable to the poor man. For it not to be scared and go back to the same typhoid and malaria centres as we experienced outside,” he added.
Abdullahi said the human development index of Adamawa state is low and urged the managers of the centre to look into the cost-effectiveness of the various diagnostics, so that it can be affordable for the poor.
Earlier, the Chairman steering committee of the centre, Dr Raji Bello said the idea to establish the centre was conceived two years ago with the intention of bridging the gap in medical services in Adamawa State and beyond.
He said the centre will offer medical services such as standard pathologist services, haematology, chemical pathology and radiological services among others.
In his presentation, the in-charge of pathology of the centre Dr. Aminu M.C noted that cervical cancer is common among females in Adamawa state and the centre will be the first in Adamawa to start screening of such cancer.
He added that the aim of the centre is for clinic physicians to improve their patient management as the services will be online.
Also, Dr. Yunusa Dahiru in-charge of Radiologist said the centre will provide services to Nigerians, Chadians, Camerounians and people from other neighbouring countries who come to Adamawa for medical tourism.
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