By Nicholas Dekera

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Newly appointed Medical Director for Federal Neuro Psychiatrist Hospital Barnawa, Kaduna Professor Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u has assumed office promising to prioritize staff welfare and ensure speedy mental health care delivery.

A statement signed by the Hospital’s Protocol officer cum Public Relations Officer Usman Haruna Toma described her as a workaholic who is always time conscious and result oriented stressing that Professor Aishatu Yusha’u is created to serve mental health and would not entertain gossips and rumors but will always fact check issues irrespective of tribe, religion, family or friends.

It maintained that the Professor of Psychiatry who is patients oriented will maintain an open door policy ensuring participatory leadership.

On the need to sustain and improve mental health care service delivery, “the new Medical Director has task the staff to be punctual on duty post, ensure team work with mutual respect, promote passion for work and uphold professionalism”. It added.

Professor Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u is the 5th Medical Director of the Hospital since inception. She took over from Dr. David Ewaoda on the 29th August, 2022 who served for one year as acting Medical Director after the sudden death of the then substantive Medical Director Professor Abdulkarim Yusuf Jika on the 25th August, 2021.

Professor Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u before her appointment was Chief Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University/Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi State Nigeria and the team leader at the Jos Custodial Center, Correctional Service facility.

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