The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria will award an Honourary Fellowship of the College to Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, CON, Governor of Delta State, at its 31st Annual Convocation ceremony.
This was revealed by Professor Victor C. Wakwe, president of the college, in an invitation sent to the governor.
The ceremony comes up on Thursday, September 19 at the college's premises at Ijanikin, Lagos.
The award comes as the medical community has been acknowledging the Governor's pioneering efforts in boosting maternal and child health through a comprehensive coverage that gives free health services for pregnant women and free healthcare for newborns up to the age of five.
Uduaghan, a medical doctor with a distinguished career, has been executing an ambitious programme of rehabilitating, upgrading and equipping many hospitals in Delta State. Under the project, the 60-year old Baptist Hospital in Eku was upgraded into a modern health institution with state of the art facilities.
Similarly, the Delta State governor also upgraded facilities at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara and is now undertaking knee cap and kidney transplant.
The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria was set up in 1979 to produce specialists in all branches of medicine and dentistry as well as determine standards and accredit medical institutions in Nigeria for professional postgraduate training.
CHIKE C. OGEAH Esq