Bayelsa to establish medical science university

Bayelsa State Government said it has concluded arrangements to establish a university of medical sciences in the state.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said in a statement yesterday, that the State Governor has already forwarded a bill to the state House of Assembly for the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa.

Iworiso-Markson said that, the specialized university designed to have multiple campuses, would be established in the five hundred-bed hospital facility in Yenagoa, to train medical professionals in the state, adding that university is expected to specialize in primary healthcare and tropical medicine and would also serve as a teaching hospital for specialist training in the state. The university would be affiliated to reputable medical institutions abroad, such as the Apollo Medical Hospital in India and other reputable world-class medical institutions abroad.

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