Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Nigeria

Zaria Road, P.M.B 3452 Kano GSM: 0706 8297399, 0706 8297396 (Selfless Service to Humanity)

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HOD PhysiotherapyThe Department is established to provide tri-partite function of clinical services, teaching and training research.

The Department functions under 2 units: Out-patient Unit and In-patients Unit.

Out-patients Unit:

  •  Gymnasium section
  • Treatment (Electrotherapy) section
  • Paediatric section (Aisha Saleh Hassan Room)
  • Retainership Clinical Service Care

In-patients Unit

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Paediatric
  • Obs. & Gynecology

Functions:

  • To assess and render curative / rehabilitative management of patients.
  • To organize programmes on preventive / corrective management of physical disabilities especially for children.
  • To organize and encourage hospital-based physical fitness programme.
  • To assess patients towards referring for other medical / surgical interventions.
  • To initiate Inter-departmental clinical programmes.
  • To maintain / initiate specialty clinics / programmes such as:
  1. Polio Clinic
  2. Back School;
  3. Facial Palsy Clinic;
  4. Cerebral Palsy Programme;
  5. Physical Fitness Centre;
  6. Obesity Clinic;
  7. O & G Clinic;
  8. Stroke Clinic
  9. Neuro Clinic; etc.
  • To participate in rural outreach (Community) programmes especially to rehabilitation centres and special children homes.
  • To encourage clinical researches and publications.
  • To participate in public health awareness programmes on radio and other media.
  • Training programmes for Intern Physiotherapists.

10.Training of clinical level Physiotherapy students especially from Bayero University, Kano.

Staff Disposition:

1. Assistant Director (Physiotherapy)    – 1

2. Chief Physiotherapists                      – 2

3. Senior Physiotherapists                    – 4

4. Physiotherapists                               – 4                     

5. Honorary Physiotherapist                  – 6 (BUK staff)  (2 on study leave)

6. NYSC Physiotherapist                        – 1

7. Intern Physiotherapists                     – 19 (10 commenced: 02/07/13, 9 commenced: 01/08/13)

8. Chief Clinical Health Assistants          – 1

9. Confidential Secretary II                    – 1

10. Head Ward Attendant                      - 1

11. Senior Hospital Attendants              - 4

12. Senior Hosp. Attendant/Messenger  - 1

Staff Development and Training:

All staff were sponsored to various conferences/workshops within the period.

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