The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to establish a Medical School at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
This followed a motion by Sen. Aishatu Ahmed (APC-Adamawa) on the urgent need to establish a medical school at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
Ahmed, in the motion co-sponsored by 44 others, said Adamawa with a population of about 4 million people and neighbouring Taraba with population of about 3 million people, are the only states in the North East without a medical school or teaching hospital.
She said provision of effective healthcare service is a basic ingredient necessary for sustainable development of every society.
Ahmed said the call is also hinged on lack of specialists in areas of Consultant Cardiology, Pathology, Oncology, Hematology, Opthalmology among others in the two states.
She said establishment of the school would reduce challenges of access to healthcare services being faced by residents of the states.
Ahmed said this is urgent and important as Adamawa and Taraba residents have over the years been subjected to traveling a distance of over 400 km or 344 km to access healthcare services in Maiduguri or Bauchi or even Abuja which is 800km away.”