Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano Nigeria

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HOD PsychiatryThe department is one of the oldest and busiest department in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital because of influx of patients from referrals received both within and outside the hospital.

Functions:

  1. The provision of high quality mental health care that is commensurate to services being rendered in best centres around the world.
  2. The provision of standard undergraduate and postgraduate academic training in psychiatry to medical students and trainee residents respectively.

 Staff Disposition:

The members of the department, who also worked with enthusiasm towards the attainment of the above stated missions as at December 2012 comprise of:

  • 7 Consultant Psychiatrists (1 on leave of absence);
  • 3 Senior Registrars and 3 registrar (AKTH Staff);
  • 1 supernumerary Registrar ( from HSMB Kano State);
  • 33 Nursing staff;
  • 9 Attendants;
  • 1 Laboratory technician;
  • 2 Medical record officers;
  • 1 Occupational Therapist;
  • 1 Psychologist;
  • 1  Medical Social Workers.

Services Rendered:

The clinical and academic activities in the department were managed by three units; each headed by a Consultant Psychiatrist, and effectively offered the following mental health services to its consumers. Two of the three units provide General Psychiatric services, while the other unit runs the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services in addition to providing other Psychiatric services.

1.The General Psychiatric units run the following programmes:

  • Mondays: Consultants / Senior Residents ward rounds.
  • Tuesdays: Specialty out-patient clinic consultations.     
  • Wednesday: Academic programmes.
  • Thursday: Consultants / Senior Residents Ward rounds in the department.
  • Fridays: Junior Residents ward rounds.

2. The Child and Adolescents Psychiatric unit runs the following programmes:

  • Monday :Ward rounds for both Adult and Child &Adolescent patients.
  • Tuesday   : Senior residents ward rounds.
  • Wednesday:Academic programmes.
  • Thursday: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic.
  • Friday: Junior Residents ward rounds.

Academic Activities:

  • Case presentations ,Journal club meetings, Teaching sessions  every 
  • Wednesdays for Consultant/residents/senior residents.
  • A hospital presentation by the Department.
  • Training of residents on postings from both the Internal medicine and the Family medicine department.
  • Provision of training to nurses undergoing post basic emergency nursing programme on posting from Dala Orthopedic Hospital, Kano.
  • Training of medical, physiotherapy, Nursing and Radiography students.

Staff Development:

  • Dr. Shehu Sale:
    Guest Lecturer, Presented a paper titled “Depression: a Global Crisis” on the 10th October, 2012 during the 5th Annual Health Week & World Mental Health Week at the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger State

     Presented a paper titled “ Medical and Psychosocial Variables or Depression in HIV/AIDS patients in Kano Nigeria at 12th International forum on mood and Anxiety disorders, Barcelona, 7-9 November, 2012

  • Dr Aminu Abdullahi Taura                                                                                                         Attended conference on Epilepsy organized by International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) at Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr Mustapha I Gudaji       
    Attended Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) conference in Lagos in November, 2012
  • Dr Aghukwa NC     
    Attended Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) conference in lagos in November, 2012
  • Dr Umar Musa Usman

    Attended Part II Revision course of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at FNPH Aro Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, February, 2012.

    Attended conference on Epilepsy organized by Internationa League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) at Nairobi, Kenya. 

    Attended Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) conference in Lagos in November, 2012
  • Dr Auwal Sani Salihu                               
    Attended Part II Revision course of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at FNPH Aro Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, February, 2012.

    Attended Investigators meeting on Primary Prevention of Stroke in children with Sickle Disease in Nigeria, London, United Kingdom, September 2012.

     Attended Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) conference in Lagos in November, 2012

  • Dr Shakirat Desola Owolabi   
    Attended Part II Revision course of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at FNPH Aro Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, February, 2012

    Attended Research Methodology of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

    Attended Health Resources Management Course of the NPMCN at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

    Attended Association of Psychiatrists in Nigeria (APN) conference in Lagos in November, 2012

  • Dr Abubakar Sulaiman Baguda   
    Attended Part II Revision course of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at FNPH Aro Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, February, 2012

    Attended Research Methodology of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

    Attended Health Resources Management Course of the NPMCN at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

  • Dr Musa Gambo Takai 
    Attended Part II Revision course of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at FNPH Aro Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, February, 2012

    Attended Research Methodology of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

    Attended Health Resources Management Course of the NPMCN at Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2012

  • Dr Auwal Abubakar Fatuhu 
    Attended Part I Revision Course of NPMCN at FNPH, Aro Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria. February 2012.

Achievements:

Five senior registrars completed their residency. Four passed part II fellowship examination of the National Postgraduate Medical College Nigeria and one passed part II fellowship examination of west African college of physicians.

Future Expectations:

  1. Plans are on advance stage to expand our services at the specialty clinic by increasing the number of our clinic days (from only Tuesdays morning to Tuesdays mornings and afternoons and Wednesdays afternoons) due to increasing demand on our services.
  2. Establishment of drug addiction/rehabilitation unit.

Conclusion:

The department wishes to thank the hospital management for its continued support and assistance that resulted in these achievements.

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