The Family Medicine department (GOPD) is the first point of contact of new patients within the hospital in addition to the accident and emergency unit. It provides the following services:
- Residency training in Family Medicine.
- Primary and secondary care via the General outpatients, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Staff, Retainership clinics and inpatient care.
- Referrals to the specialist clinics for deserving patients.
- Primary care at the Federal Staff Clinic, Federal Secretariat, Kano.
- Clinical and administrative services at Comprehensive Health Centre, Kumbotso.
- 2 Registrars passed the Part I examinations of National Postgraduate Medical College in Family medicine in April 2012.
- 1 Registrar passed the Part 1 examination of the West African College of Physician (family medicine) in April 2012.
- 5 Registrars passed the Part 1 exam of NPMC in Family Medicine in Nov 2012.
Staff Development/Training/Seminars and Conferences Attended:
- Residents attended various Revision/Updates courses &Workshops specified by the residency training guideline for Family Medicine.
- 1 consultants attended AGSM of WACP in Accra, Ghana.
- 1 Principal Medical officer attended a CME/NPMC Revision Course in Medicine in Kano.
- 1 consultant attended the “Doctors as Educators” workshop in Ghana.
Research and Publication:
- Utilization of the Staff Clinic of a Tertiary Health facility in Nigeria (AKTH Experience).
- Use of pulmonary function assessment as counseling tool towards smoking cessation among adult smokers at the General Outpatient Clinic of AKTH, Kano.
- Pattern of Depression and Family Support among patients attending General outpatient Clinic of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital
- Socio-demographic patterns of Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the GOPD of AKTH, Kano
- The pattern and determinants of pre-hypertension among adults attending the GOPD of AKTH, Kano.