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Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto

The most peaceful university in Nigeria

Health Services



Dr. Ibrahim
Director
(Health Services)

HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTORATE IN BRIEF

Our tradition of care is to provide the young people in our trust not only the opportunity to achieve their personal and academic best, but also to prepare for the future.

Specifically, our clinic at the permanent site offers the following services:

  1. Pre-employment, pre-placement and periodiv medical examination for staff.
  2. Pre-registration medical screening for students
  3. Treatment of common illnesses in the community
  4. maternal and child health services inculding ANC, trained assistance at delivery, immunization, ORT, growth monitoring and location support
  5. Mental health services
  6. Accident and emergency services
  7. Sanitary services
  8. Counselling and Psychological Services including:- reproductive health counselling, family planning, HIV/AIDS STI education and care; Counselling for smoking cessation and drug abuse.

There are two ways students can access the available services in the clinic.

  1. Go to the clinic any time between 8.00 a.m to 9.00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, there will be routine doctor service.
  2. Emergency services are available 24/7

All services provided at the health center are confidential, if you request medical report for academic considertion, only the information agreed upn by you and your doctor will be included on the report. No one from the academic or administrative department has access to your health record; even your parents, guardians or other family members cannot have access to any information about tou without your explicit permission.

Every staff and student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University is expected to have basic health insurance coverage through the public sector Social Health Insurance Scheme and Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Scheme. (TISHIP) respectively.

The public sector Social Health Insurance Scheme covers an employee, a spouse and 4 biological children below 18 years (More dependants or a child above 18 years would be covered on payment of additional contributions from he principal beneficiary. The registered Health Maintenance (HMO) organization for the University is Maayoit Health Care, their office is located at Garba Mohammad Road near Kalambaina round about, every employee is expected to register through his/her HMO and thereafter wait for his form to be processed befor he/she can benefit from the scheme.(See NHIS website at: http://www.nhis.gov.ng) for more infromation on the scheme. The part time students are expected to join. Each student will contribute an actuarially determined rate annually at the point of payment of School fess,the contribution paid entitles the student to health care benefit as outlined in the benefit package.

Our core values are:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Patient first
  • Team work and
  • On Time Service

Our tradition of care is to provide the young people in our trust not only the opportunity to achieve their personal and academic best, but also to prepare for the future.

Services Offered

Specifically, our clinic at the permanent site offers the following services.

  • Pre-employment, pre-placement and periodic medical examination for staff
  • Pre-registration medical screening for students
  • Treatment of common illnesses in the community
  • Maternal and child health services including ANC, trained assistance at delivery,immunization, ORT, growth monitoring and lactation support
  • Mental health services
  • Accident and Emergency services.
  • Sanitary services
  • Counseling and Psychological Services including
  • Reproductive health counseling, family planning, HIV/AIDS STI education and care
  • Counseling for smoking cessation and drug abuse

 There are two ways students can access the available services in the clinic.

  • Go to the clinic any time between 8:00am to 9:00pm. Mondays to Fridays, there will be routine doctor service
  • Emergency services are available 24/7

All services provided at the health center are confidential, if you request medical report for academic consideration, only the information agreed upon by you and your doctor will be included on the report. No one from the academic or administrative departments has access to your health record; even your parents, guardians or otherfamily members cannot have access to any information about you without your explicit permission.

Registration with the Clinic

Everystaff and student of the university is expected to register with clinic. Students are expected to register   at the time of registration and there after renew annually, while staff are expected to register only once at the time of documentation for employment. The procedure for registration for the student is as follows.

All newly admitted students are expected to be medically examined before registering in the university to ensure that they are fit enough to pursue the rigorous academic activities and also ensure that they do not constitute a danger to other students either at hall of residence or during lectures. There every student is expected to collect and complete the “A” part of the medical report form from the admissions office. The “B” part will be completed by the medical officers in the clinic. In addition to the basic requirements stated in the forms, a student may be asked (by the examining physician) to undergo additional laboratory investigations. A copy of the duly signed forms should be presented together with a signed form “02” and one passport size photograph to the medical records officer who in turn will issue a hand card with a hospital number on it. This is part of your identification in the university. Please keep it safe and present it whenever you require attention in the clinic. You may not be able to access any service in the clinic without your clinic hand card.

Every student (living both on and off the campus) of the university who becomes ill is expected to seek for medical attention in the university clinic. In the case of an emergency, where exigencies of time will not permit student to attend the clinic, he/she is expected to notify Director, Health Services as soon as is practically possible. The Director is duty bound to follow up and monitor the condition of the student.

 Medical certificates

Health Services Policy: Health Service physicians are available to assess students presenting with a medical concern, and provide treatment whenever possible. However, only students with a SERIOUS illness will be granted a certificate for deferral of an exam or other academic work.
Mild colds, non-acute diarrhea and/or vomiting, headaches, menstrual cramps, insomnia or other non-acute problems may benefit from medical advice and/or treatment, but may not warrant a certificate. Non-medical issues, such as a death in the family or sickness of a friend or other members of your family has nothing to do with health services department, that should be addressed through you staff adviser.

Please note: A Health Service physician can only provide a certificate if you were seen in the department while you were ill or injured, or for a past illness that is recorded on your medical record and affected your academic work. If you are ill and unable to attend an appointment with a health-care provider, but also unable to attend an exam; please notify your lecturer or faculty officer.
While our policy may seem strict, it is in place to ensure fairness. The physicians and nurses at the University Health Service are available and willing to help all students with their health care needs and to stay healthy throughout the academic year, including at exam time.
If for reasons of ill health, a student fail to perform his/her responsibility (lecture, assessment test, semester examination, practical class or any other activity) he/she is expected to collect a report from the registered practitioner that attended to him when he/she was sick, and present it to the Dean of his/her faculty who will then send it to the Director, Health Services for authentication. This gives the student adequate cover for the period of absence. Students outside Sokoto town or students taken on emergency to a hospital in Sokoto must similarly obtain a medical report from the physician that attended to him/her. It is in the best interest of students to get in touch, in the quickest possible time, with the university clinic and their respective faculties during the period of ill health and backup their cases with appropriate medical reports. The student affairs division can, on behalf of the student who gets in touch with it, communicate cases of ill health to the Director Health Services  or Dean of faculty pending their ability to resume school. The university does NOT honor medical reports from traditional healers including traditional bone setters.

Opening Hours.

The clinic at the main campus is open for emergency services 24/7, including all statutory public holiday. The city campus clinic opens only between 8:00am and 3:30pm Monday- Friday

Routine services, the main campus are available only between the hours of

8:00 am to 9:00 pm. Monday – Thursday

Friday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lab hours: Monday–Thursday 8:00 am-3:50 pm

Fridays – 8:00- 1:30pm

The lab is closed on weekendsand public Holidays

Mental Health Clinic: is being run by a Prof. of Psychiatry and specialist Psychiatrist nurses on Tuesdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Counseling Services: These are available at both the clinic and the counseling unit of the YFC at IBB center.

Ante natal Clinic and Routine immunization is on Wednesdays of every week.

Health Insurance Information

 every Staff and student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University is expected to have basic health insurance coverage through the public sector social health Insurance scheme and the Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Scheme.(TISHIP)respectively.

The public sector social health insurance scheme covers an employee, a spouse and 4 biological children below 18years (More dependents or a child above 18years would be covered on payment of additional contributions from the principal beneficiary. The registered Health Maintenance (HMO) organization for the University is Maayoit Health Care, their office is located at Garba Mohammad Road near the Kalambaina round about, every employee is expected to register through h/her HMO and there after wait for his form to be processed before h/she can benefit from the scheme.(See NHIS web site at     ) for more information on the scheme. The tertiary institution on the other hand covers only the student, both full and part time students are expected to join. Each student will contribute an actuarially determined rate annually at the point of payment of school fees, the contribution paid entitles the student to health care benefit as outlined in the benefit package

“MANAGING YOUR DESIRE TO STAY ALIVE”

  BETTER HEALTH FOR A BETTER GPA

Health & Wellness Information

This section of the website is intended to provide relevant information on health issues that are important to students. We hope that the information provided here will assist you in making healthy lifestyle choices that will support you in achievingyour academic and personal goals.

Nicotine and Other Drugs of abuse

Sexual Health

Physical Activity
Nutrition

Allergy
Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers students short-term individual counseling, psychotherapy, and psychiatric medication services.
The professional team (a professor of psychiatry and trained psychiatric Nrses) offers assessment, treatment and referrals for a wide range of emotional and psychological problems, including:

  • Difficulties adjusting to university life
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disturbances resulting from substance abuse
  • Prolonged stress
  • Disordered eating
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Phobias

Our Mission

To provide client-centered, high quality and youth friendly medical and health services that will serve need and wants of staff, students, staff dependents and members of the surrounding community.

Our Vision

To optimize the operational efficiency of the university by maintaining a healthy workforce and student body as well as maintaining clean and safe environment for teching, learning and research.

STAFF