Dr. Bako Ali Istifanus
Medical Director

The University Health Services (UHS) is one of the students support services with the following mandate:

  1. To provide health care services, curative, preventive as well as rehabilitative services.
  2. To advice on health matters generally to the University community.
  3. Engaging and partnering with our community in Health educational services and advocacy.

UHS consists of two broad sections viz: The clinical or medical section known as the University Medical Centre (TSUMC) and the preventive/sanitation and environmental section.  It is an NHIS accredited Primary Care facility provider.  It is a user-friendly outfit, located adjacent to the University Senate Building.

The Medical centre has qualified, competent and experienced health professionals that are skilled in providing high quality health care and wellness services that are culturally respectful, fiscally responsible and developmentally appropriate to both the University and the host community as well as the NHIS enrollees.


To be a reference standard in the provision of excellent health services to the University and host community.


To be a leading preferred Health care provider in the community, maintaining the health of staff and students by providing internationally recognized standards of health care.  This is to enable individuals to better achieve their educational and personal goals.


The shared values nurtured by the UHS to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of students and the broader campus/host community include:

  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Respect for human dignity and right
  • Confidentiality
  • Diligence and competence
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Timeliness
  • Accountability and transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Tolerance
  • Environmental friendliness

24/7 services

4pm – 6pm daily


Clinic Time Days
Surgical 9: 00 am Mondays
Scanning 2: 00 pm Fridays
Medical clinic 9: 00 am Every day
Paediatrics 3: 00 pm Wednesdays
Obstetrics and Gynecology 3: 00 pm Thursdays
Child spacing 2: 00 pm Tuesdays
ENT and Opthalmic 3: 00 pm Mondays


The University Health Services is made up of several units classified broadly into the following departments:

  1. Curative – Medical, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Nursing units
  2. Administrative – Account/Store, Medical Records, and NHIS units
  3. Preventive – Preventive & Sanitation, Health Educational & Immunization, and parks & Garden units


Medical unit:

General Out-Patient Department (GOPD

Operates 8am – 4pm (Mondays – Fridays)


Emergency service is available 24hours for only emergency patients (after evaluation, if not an emergency, the patient will be sent back to GOPD)


Female ward – The Medical Centre has a female and children ward with 3 beds (operates 24hours)

Male ward – the Medical Centre has a male ward with 3 beds (operates 24hours)

Amenity ward – The Centre has an amenity ward.

Labour ward and mini theatre are under construction.


The pharmacy unit is where most patients terminate their visit to the clinic.  The section is charged with all pharmaceutical care needs of students, NHIS clients, and staff of the University and their families.  The unit is charged with the following responsibilities.

  • Procurement and storage of drugs
  • Dispensing prescription to in and outpatients
  • Counseling patients on proper drug usage and keeping the prescription records as required by law
  • Maintaining store and keeping relevant store records
  • Preparing extemporaneous medicaments such as mixtures, lotions, ointments, syrup, etc
  • Providing technical information and advice to the professional staff of the hospital
  • Organize and coordinate clinical meetings of medical representatives from drug companies and health care workers.
  • The drug policy in the clinic is guided by
  1. The national essential drug formulay
  2. Disease prevalence
  3. Prescription pattern
  4. University population

The drugs are purchased in three categories

  • Direct drug purchase from pharmaceutical companies or pharmacy
  • National Health Insurance drug supply
  • Emergency drug purchase

The Medical Director is the Chief Procurement officer governed by a committee.


The Laboratory Unit carries out some basic medical diagnostic investigations within its limited resources and the strength of staff available.  We actively participate in Student Industrial Training Programmes (SIWES), collecting, analyzing, and proving vital information most especially DATA to both undergraduate and postgraduate students during their research work.

The work is arranged according to the nature of investigation and convenience in carrying out the investigation.  Principally, there are five sections (benches)


  1. Hematology


-Film making and staining



PCV etc

  1. Immunology

-Widal test

-Blood group



-Hepatitis B & C


-HIV screening

  1. Parasitology

-Urine microscopy


-Stool microscopy

-Skin snip

-Occult blood

  1. Microbiology

-Culture and sensitivity on a specimen like urine, HVS, Sputum, Pus, Stool, Blood, etc

  1. Chemical pathology

-Blood sugar, Uric acid, Serum cholesterol, Electrolytes, Urea and Creatinine, Liver function test.


This unit is the largest with a large number of personnel to one of the component organs of the centre and has responsibility for meeting the Nursing needs of the University community and its environs.

The Unit’s services are as governed by medical consultations and admissions through clinical areas such as O & G, Paediatrics, Opthalmology, ENT, Surgical, medical specialties.


This department has various units, it is vested with so many activities with a wide scope and rendering services to the University Community to ensure disease-free environment and promote the public health of the University Community.  The services rendered by the units include:

  • Waste management
  • Immunization
  • Food hygiene
  • Pest insect vectors control
  • Drainage maintenance
  • Sanitary maintenance of public toilets
  • Grass and bush control
  • Flower watering
  • Carry out in-house maintenance.



The TSUMC was established to take responsibility of health care services for student and staff of the University.  However, as a result of its expansion both in infrastructure, medical personnel and other supporting staff, the service of TSUMC has extended to people in Kofai area and suburbs.

Account Unit

This unit is essential in maintaining University Health Services account to enhance internal control, accountability and transparency in the centre.

The major functions of the account section in the TSUMC are as follows:

  1. Collection and accounting for all monies received and expended
  2. Ensuring prudence in the expenditure of funds
  3. Ensuring rates and charges are where necessary
  4. Observing checks and balances in the existing financial regulations
  5. Ensuring internal rules and procedures are adequately guided for efficient and effective management of funds in the centre.
  6. All financial activities in similar centres are provided by the section to enhance excellent performance by other sections of the centre.

Store Unit


  • Receipt goods
  • Keep stock records of equipment, drugs, sanitary materials
  • Inspect goods and issue them with dispatch
  • Identification of goods using a coding system for easy identification
  • Conducts annual stock taking


Medical Record Unit is the first point of call and the service rendered by the unit is felt across all specialties in the hospital as such politeness, tolerance is expected from the medical record personnel to project the image of the hospital because the first impression matters a lot toward what service will be rendered to a patient.


  • Registration of patient both old and new
  • Retrieving of patient information when required
  • Preservation of patient record
  • Compilation of hospital statistics i.e monthly and annually
  • Provide data to protect the legal interest of the patient
  • Filling of a patient record
  • Compilation of daily NHIS statistics
  • Attending to a student on practical attachment (I /T)
  • Sourcing of patient record to various special clinics
  • Weeding of inactive records
  • Confidentially of medical records
  • Provide totality of patient medical history in the hospital
  • Storage of health information etc



Emergency Room


Admin Office


NHIS Call centre