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The department of Medical Social Services was established to carry out robust social services to patients of this Hospital through

Assisting in planning and provision of social services to less privileged members of the society who need medical interventions, Counseling of patients with social problems to reduce their medical problem. Etc



FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT

1. Assisting in planning and provision of social services to less privileged members of the society who need medical interventions.
2. Counseling of patients with social problems to reduce their medical problem.
3. Counseling patients with chronic diseases and those on long term admission and treatment.
4. Counseling of patients relatives who are bereaved or loss love ones in the hospital.
5. Provision of Medical Social intervention to patients with medico-social problems especially those with low socio-economic statuses. Social investigations of indigent patient before preparation for assistance (medical or financial).
7. Follow up cases, home visits, and tracking of patients with social diseases who refused to come for follow up cares.
8. Advocating for fair treatment of less privileged patients in the hospital.
9. Standing as surety and guarantors to accident and emergency patients, and then tracing their relatives.
10. Partnering with FRSC, Police and other security agencies in terms of accident (RTA), abandoned corpses and abandoned patients.
11. Coronary services and final interment of abandoned corpses.
12. Repatriation of abandoned patients and corpses to their places of abode.
13. Management of shelter houses in the hospital for patients and their relatives who need short stay to see their Doctors.
14. Being members of the Hospital League of Friends that assist indigent patients.
15. Training of IT students, staff and conducting researches.
16. Sourcing for funds to provide medical services to indigent patients.
17. Liaising with other sister institutions for the provision of social services to the indigent patients.


Abdullahi Aliyu Mwankas

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