Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of Prof. Bisala Ekele as the substantive Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH).
Ekele’s appointment was made known on Sunday in a statement issued by the Assistant Director of Information in the hospital, Mr Frank Omagon, in Abuja.
Omagon quoted the letter, which was signed by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, as saying that the appointment was for a four-year term with effect from June 1, 2017.
The acting president, in the statement, called on the new CMD to be conscious of the enormous responsibilities of the office.
“You must be conscious of the yearnings of our people for an effective and responsive healthcare delivery system,” it quoted the acting president as saying.
The new appointment followed the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past CMD of the hospital, Dr Peter Alabi in February.
Until his appointment, Ekele was a Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecologist in the hospital and Dean, Faculty of Clinical Services, University of Abuja.