As part of it’s efforts to contribute to the development of the medical profession in the country, the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund has donated various medical training equipment valued at N42 million to the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan for the training of medical students.
The equipment donated include: a Lung Sound and Auscultation Trainer, a Blood Pressure Measurement Trainer, a Lumbar Puncture & Epidural Simulator, a Paediatric IV Hand Simulator, a Paediatric Lumbar Puncture Simulator II, and a Rectal Examination Trainer MK.
Others are: Keele & Staff Episiotomy Repair Trainer, a Chest Drain & Needle Decompression Trainer, an Airway Suction Trainer, an Abdominal Ultrasound Examination Trainer, Ultrasound Vascular Access Trainer and a SimMom Birth Simulator.
Speaking during the handover of the equipment, which took place at the College of Medicine, the Managing Director/CEO, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Jordi Borrut Bel lauded the institution for the dedication of its team and the standard of training, which has encouraged the Trust Fund to commit over N90 million in various projects in support of the College since 2015.
These include the furnishing and equipping the various departments, purchasing medical simulators and mannequins to deliver qualitative training to Medical Students.
Bel said, “Since the birth of civilisation, the medical profession has remained one of the most noble and respected professions in the world. Today, more than ever before, medical personnel are playing a central role in the battle to protect our world from some of the worst viruses we have ever seen.
“We therefore have a collective duty to prepare the next generation of doctors for the future in the best possible way.
“This is why we remain absolutely committed to supporting the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and other educational institutions in providing quality healthcare across Nigeria.”
In his remarks, the Provost of the College, Prof. Olapade Olaopa lauded NB Plc and the Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund for the kind gesture noting that the equipment would help improve the quality of medical education in the institution with optimal impact on its medical students.
“We are extremely delighted with the donation of this equipment. This would go a long way at providing our students with the necessary training or capacity to perform optimally in the medical profession.
“No doubt, this donation will further push the dreams of making this College the best and the destination of choice for aspiring medical students as well as morale booster for many of our students desirous of competing with their counterparts in the profession globally,” OIaopa said.