DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE BRIEF
The Department of Family Medicine Federal Medical Centre, Bida has two major divisions, the General Outpatient Department of Federal Medical Centre Bida and the Family Medicine Practice Centre (FMPC) in Gawu Babangida. The family medicine Practice Centre provides integrated, comprehensive and wholistic family practice that is culturally acceptable. It offers the full compliments of primary, secondary and tertiary health care. The entire department of Family Medicine is headed by a consultant Family Physician, Dr Mayowa Daniel Pemi (FWACP-FamilyMedicine) who coordinates the activities of the department. The department is accredited by both the West Africa College of Physician and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigerian for training in Family Medicine. The family medicine practice centre is also accredited for rural obsteric and gynaecology training, and rural surgical training by the West Africa College of surgeon.
Services rendered and mode of operation at the General Outpatient Unit in Bida include:
The General Outpatient Clinic Everyday of the week 8am to 9pm
The NHIS clinic Everyday of the week 8am to 9pm
DOTs clinic Everyday of the week 8am to 3pm
ART clinic Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.am to 3pm
Skin clinic Every Wednesday 8am to 2pm
NCD clinic Every Tuesday 8am to 2pm
Emergency/In-patient care Everyday of the week 8am to 9pm
Services rendered and mode of operation at the FMPC Gawu Babangida include:
The General Outpatient clinic Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm
The NHIS clinic Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm
DOTs clinic Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm
ART clinic Every Tuesday and wednesday 8am to 3pm
ANC Every Tuesday, wednesday and Thursday 8am to 3pm
Family planning clinic Every Friday 8am to 3pm
Accident/Emergency Everyday of the week 24 hours of the day
Theatre days Elective surgeries are on Wednesdays while emergencies are every day
Labour ward Everyday of the week 24 hours of the day
In-patient care Everyday of the week 24 hours of the day
Funtions of the Family Medicine Department
With its full compliments of Medical Personnel viz 7 Consultant Family Physicians, 28 Resident Doctors, Medical Officers, Nurses, Laboratory Scientists etc, the department renders
– healthcare services in its twin units to the teeming population of its two host communities Bida and Gawu Babangida as well as serving as a referral centre to all the communities of Niger State and neighbouring States.
-Healthcare services are primary care and primary medical care not limited to outpatients/ inpatient care in Medical, Surgical, Paediatric, Obstetric and Gynaecology but shall include specialized clinics of Dermatology, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD), Anti-retroviral (ART), Tuberculosis Directly Observed Therapy (DOT), the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) clinics and Emergency care services.
– Sorting and feeding other sister departments timely with patients requiring their specialty services.
-Training of Resident doctors and interns in various fields of medical practice. Academic activities include weekly clinical meetings, CME, Case Presentations/Morbidity Reviews, Journal Reviews. Quaterly proposal and Dissertation presentations.