By Golok Nanmwa,Jos
Plateau State Governor, His Excellency, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has donated à 13 dental chairs procured by the Plateau State Government, worth millions of naira, to the College of Health Sciences at the University of Jos.
Governor Mutfwang, during the presentation at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), emphasized the importance of enhancing dental services and manpower training in Plateau State through such gestures.
A statement signed by Gyang Bere Governor Mutfwang’s Director of Press and Public Affairs said he reiterated the government’s commitment to equipping hospitals across the Senatorial zones with dental equipment to facilitate efficient dental care services.
Expressing his dedication to improving dental healthcare access for the people of Plateau State, Governor Mutfwang affirmed, “We are committed to ensuring statewide coverage of dental equipment, with at least one hospital equipped in each Senatorial District.”
He extended gratitude for the collaboration with the University of Jos, stating his administration’s determination to facilitate effective service delivery despite the federal status of the institution.
Accepting the health equipment on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Rahila Gowon, expressed profound appreciation for the governor’s generosity, saying it is going to have a significant impact on the College of Health Sciences.
Prof. Gowon emphasized the transformative effect of the donation,as it will address accreditation challenges and instil hope among dental students. He commended Governor Mutfwang’s integrity and proactive leadership in institution-building efforts.
Subsequently, the Vice Chancellor presented the 13 dental chairs to the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, Prof. Caleb Mpyet, to enhance service delivery.
The Chief Medical Director of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Dr. Pokop Bupwatda appreciated Governor Mutfwang for the intervention and assured that the medical equipments will be use for the benefit of citizens.