Provost of The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, has charged newly inducted Medical Doctors and Dental Surgeons into the profession to put service to humanity forward in their practice and be committed to the development of the health sector.
Prof. Abiodun Adewuya at the induction ceremony of the 17th set of graduating medical doctors and 7th set of graduating dental surgeons of LASUCOM, held on Thursday, 31 August, 2023, at the Lagos State University College of Medicine Faculty of Basic Medicine Auditorium, Ikeja, called on the inductees to be committed to hard work in their pursuit of professionalism.
He further charged them to use the power they have acquired as medical professionals to bring about change on patients, communities, profession, and their parents.
He implored them to live by the morals they have been taught.
He said LASUCOM is committed to maintaining the delivery of high quality doctors and dentists, saying since 1999 the institution has not failed on the track.
The Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, who inducted the health practitioners, charged them on discipline and compassion, reminding them they have been called into a noble profession and must live up to expectation.
“You are under obligation to give in your best and restore people back to health and for you to do that, discipline must be first,” MDCN Boss said.
Sanusi said Lagos State is occupying “a prime position in this Country and we cannot allow things to go down into the drain.”
On her part, the Medical Elder at the induction ceremony, Prof. Rachael Akinola implored the new professionals to consider serving Nigeria, urging them that the new phase of induction demands consolidation and commitment to their profession, parents, and the society.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tertiary Education, Mr. Adeniran Waheed said the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government is committed to advancing medical education in the State as part of its commitment to the second pillar of the THEMES+ agenda, the policy thrust of the administration.
He charged LASUCOM to “work harder, not to rest on your oars.”
The Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabanwo, represented by the Director, Clinical Services and Training, Prof Adebowale Adekoya said LASUTH is committed to deliver on the mandate of Governor Sanwo-Olu to give sound healthcare to Lagosians.
Thirty seven Medical Doctors and seven Dental Surgeons were on Thursday, 31 August, 2023, inducted at LASUTH, Ikeja, the State Capital.