Federal Medical Centre, Bida was established on 3rd April, 1997, through a Federal Government policy of establishing at least one federal tertiary health institution in every State of the federation that did not have a teaching hospital. The Centre is an offshoot of the former General Hospital, Bida built by the colonial administration around 1938. The Centre is located in the Efu-Etsu Yisa Ward of the ancient city of Bida, the second largest town in Niger State. Its catchment areas cover about 300 kilometers radius from its location, providing quality healthcare services to people from contiguous communities in Kebbi, Kwara, Kaduna, Kogi States and the FCT. The Centre’s core mandates are consistent with those of other federal tertiary health institutions, namely: provision of quality patient care, training of health manpower, carrying out relevant health research and delivery of community service. The hospital which is a tertiary health institution had since attained the status of a postgraduate training Centre being accredited by the West African Postgraduate Medical College and National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria for medical training, in addition to relevant Council approval for training of interns in different fields. The Centre is an approved primary and secondary health care provider under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Centre is a baby friendly hospital. It is also a National ART Centre and provider of VCT and PMTCT services. Federal Medical Centre, Bida has two outreach centres established through a collaboration initiative with Niger State Government to strengthen the State’s health system, namely: Family Medicine Practice Centre (FMPC), Gawu Babangida and Comprehensive Health Centre (CHC), Zungeru. Indeed, the Centre is highly rated among its peers nationwide and compares favourably with the best tertiary hospitals internationally in terms of scope of services, skilled manpower and quality of its residency-training programme. The Centre has had three previous substantive Medical Directors, viz, the pioneer, late Professor P.T. Nmadu (1997-2005), Dr. A.G Okuku (2005-2013) and Dr. M.A. Usman (2013-2021).
•Respecting patient rights to privacy, dignity, beliefs, and choice.
•Highly skilled, valued, ethically sound and motivated staff with team spirit.
•Provision of optimum environment for manpower training and research.
•Monitoring and progress by a process of self-auditing and peer review.