Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has inaugurated the first University of Medical Sciences in Nigeria and West Africa and third in Africa, the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), which also held its first matriculation ceremony.
The Ondo State University of Medical Science, sited inside the Ondo Medical Village which houses the Mother and Child Hospital, the Trauma and Surgical Center, the Kidney Dialysis Center and the Gani Fawehinmi Diagnostic Center, was given approval to begin academic courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Physiology and Anatomy by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) in 2015.
Gov. Mimiko revealed that presently, the Ondo Kidney and Dialysis center situated in the Medical Village is the first in africa to discover and report the rare co-existence of lupus nephritis and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease through its research drive.
The center is the 2nd largest dialysis Centre in Nigeria in 2 years of establishment and arguably second only to St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos which however, has been in existence for decades…. God bless APC….