Tom Garba, Yola
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Adamawa state chapter on Sunday honoured the chairman of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency (ADHCDA), Dr. Abdullahi Belel, with the award of excellence to mark the 2017 physician Week.
At a dinner night in Government House, Yola, Belel alongside other colleagues were recognized for their meaningful contributions to the development of health care delivery in the state and the country at large.
On Dr Belel citation,Dr Steven John narrated that “is a Man that succeeded in turning Adamawa state primary health care into a model of good service delivery in the country whereby many clinics in rural communities are giving 24 hours health services.”
“He has fall on the order of Professor Ramsome Kuti as the new Father of primary health care delivery services in Nigeria, bringing good name to the state’s primary health care, painting good image of the country through his vast knowledge of rural hospitals in the outside world.” He said
The award night was among the activities lined up to mark the week, where a team of 60 medical doctors traveled to Ganye LGA and carried out free health services. Sixteen surgical operations of various ailments were successful carried out and hundreds of people also received free medical consultations.
According to the state chairman of the association, Dr. Adiele Apagu, this year’s week of the association is set aside to give medical services to many people in the state’s rural areas.
He extolled Dr. Belel as a philanthropist physician who has effectively changed the narrative of the state’s primary health care services not only in the state but in the eye of international communities.
“Belel is an asset and a pride to us in Adamawa state who is making us to work with our shoulders high any where we go,” he said.