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Dr Ashiru Ladan Argungu
Dr Ashiru Ladan Argungu

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department is one of the core clinical departments operating in the centre and came into being at the inception of the Centre in the year 2000. The current head of the department is Dr Ashiru Ladan Argungu. It receives patients from both within and outside Kebbi State. The department, made up of competent, well trained and professional staff handles a large number of patients on a daily basis. This is in addition to emergencies including surgeries.
Over the years, the department has been at the forefront of efforts at curtailing maternal mortality. It operates a packing system for delivery, MVA, Caesarean section, ruptured uterus and other gynaecological emergencies like ruptured ectopic. These are aimed at providing timely intervention to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. It also does minimal access procedure whenever possible.
The department has a gynaecological emergency clinic which is open daily from 8am to 4 pm seven days a week. Others activities of the department include weekly morning clinical presentations (every Wednesday morning) and weekly afternoon seminar presentation (every Wednesday afternoon). We also hold monthly maternal mortality meetings where we review all maternal deaths for the preceding month; the essence is for departmental auditing as well as academic purpose.
The department has postgraduate residency training program and internship for house officers. It received full accreditation of the West African College of Surgeons for residency training programme which kicked off in June 2015 with a number of residents who were formally admitted into the programme. The residents undergo rotation in the departments of Surgery, Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Radiology and Pathology.  The clinical activities cover outpatient care, inpatient services, surgical and other obstetric emergencies, and training activities for residents.

Currently, the department has two firms, A and B. Each resident has a schedule and time line of activities he or she is expected to participate in as part of the junior residency training. The trainers engage the residents to ensure adequate training and preparation for exams. The department also organized mock examination to simulate exams situation in order to prepare the candidates for fellowship exams. The written and oral examination took place in the department while, the OSCE component took place at the State College of Nursing and Midwifery Students Laboratory.