Geriatric Centre will meet growing population demands – UCH CMD


University College Hospital (UCH)

The newly inaugurated Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, will meet the growing demands for the care of the aged in Nigeria.

Prof. Temitope Alonge, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, made the assertion at the inauguration of the Sir Kensington Adebutu Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre on Monday in Ibadan.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia says: “Geriatrics, or geriatric medicine, is a speciality that focuses on health care of elderly people.

“It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.’’

Alonge said adult population in Nigeria was increasing at an alarming rate, adding that this had made the demand for the care of the aged to be on the rise.

“We are now at the Geriatric Age in Nigeria.

“The adult population is…

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