FG urges to create budget line for research in hospitals
By Muhammad Auwal
The Federal Government has been urged to create budget line for research in health and educational institutions in the country.
Chief Medical Director of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU-TH), Dr Muhammad Alkali made the call while addressing newsmen in Bauchi during the Maiden Annual Research Day and Conference organised by the hospital.
He explained that the hospital has three mandates – training, service and research.
“Whatever is being supported is what the management of the hospital is doing and we all know for one to conduct credible research, the funding is beyond the hospital.
“Government should create specific budget line for research because without research, institutions, especially education and health, might go into extinction.”
The CMD said that with research, both health workers and the academia could find out how things were done and know more about diseases.
He said that this would enable the workers to manage their patients better and impart knowledge to those they want to teach or train.
Dr Alkali said that the maiden annual research day and scientific conference would help the hospital to create awareness on the mandates of the hospital.
“This annual research day would provide platform to create awareness about the important mandates of the hospital.
“It would also serve as avenue to disseminate what researches are being done within the hospital and in the national and international scientific community, as well as serve as a form of interaction where we can network and move science to the next stage,” he said.