The Medical Director of Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Benin City yesterday Wednesday 30th December 2020 commissioned a Trampoline at the Child and Adolescent unit’s end of year staff party. The event which held at the Child and Adolescent unit of the hospital had in attendance: Dr. I.O. Agbonile, Medical Director; Dr. J.O. Omoaregba, Head of Clinical Services department; Princess O. Akenzua, Head of Administration department; Dr. E. Isa, Head of Child and Adolescent unit; Ms. I.T. Agho, Head of Social Welfare unit; Mrs. E. Ijeh, Head of Occupational Therapy unit; Mrs. A.N. Igbinigie, and members of staff of the unit and other invited guests. Dr. E. Isa, a Consultant Psychiatrist, and head of the Child & Adolescent unit expressed appreciation to everyone present and thanked the Almighty God for his protection especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, stating that no members of staff or patients of the unit had any case of the virus in the outgoing year. She however, admonished everyone to continue to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols, and thanked staff of the unit for their passion and donations towards the achievement of the Trampoline, a project which they have always dreamt about. In her statement, “I appreciate everyone present here to commission a project that we have always thought about for a long time. The Trampoline is one of the instruments or gadgets that we use for children that have attention deficit hyper activity disorder”. She thereafter thanked Management for its support in providing a canopy-like shelter for the Trampoline to protect it from sun-rays and rain. In his remarks, the Medical Director who is the major pioneer of the Child & Adolescent unit which started some years ago, commended the staff of the unit for their unwavering commitment and upholding its vision over the years. He stated that, he is happy because, the vision for the unit was established has continued to linger on. According to him, “I am very happy for several reasons because when we started this unit over 10 years ago, its vision was to cater for the children with mental health issues and it has remain focused. The secret was the way we (staff of the unit) have behaved as one family. I am seeing that the oneness is even stronger now. As you know when you start something and it becomes better even when you are no longer there, it makes you happy because as the saying goes, leadership without succession is a failed leadership”. The high point of the event was the commissioning of the newly purchased Trampoline, by Medical Director in company of the heads of department and heads of unit present. This was followed by a group photograph session.
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