02 July 2021 by Florence Adewale .
The Health Record Officers Registration Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with higher institutions of learning to enable their members be at par with other health professionals.
The outgoing Registrar of the Board, Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim-Mami said this development would afford the members the opportunity to compete favourably with their counterparts in line with international best practices.
According to him, Nigeria has taken steps to implement and support health care researches, along with other initiatives, to ensure acceptable data are produced and used for research purposes.
” This will then enable the Nigerian health system gain better access to global markets and business opportunities in healthcare delivery.”
He added that, “I will not hesitate to provide useful advise to the board if the need arises, we have been contacting relevant authorities concerning the office accommodation as this is a rented apartment, if I cannot achieve this before I leave on the thirteenth of this month, I believe the incoming registrar will press forward to achieve this.”
in a remark, the incoming Registrar, Mr. Isa Babagana who appreciated the board for the opportunity to serve pledged to build on the foundation of his predecessor.
“I promised I will continue from where he stopped especially continuing education for our professional colleagues, we have started for degrees , masters and Ph’D levels and most of this programmes are in private institutions, we have work out modalities in government institutions to get involved. so the memorandum of understanding has already been signed .” He said.
Hightlight of the event was the presentation of certificate of acceptance to the incoming registrar.