NMA honours Eko Hospital doctor as ‘Physician of the Year’


By Adekunle Yusuf

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State chapter, has honoured Dr. Blessing Chukwukelu, a chief consultant family physician and director of post-graduate training at the Eko Hospital Plc, with “Physician of the Year 2019 Award.”

The award, which took place recently, singled out Dr. Chukwukelu for her devotion to sustained and selfless medical services, academic mentorship with creativity in delivering long-lasting results and respect for peers and for being a role model in the medical field. She is an examiner with the Faculty of Family Medicine of the West Africa College of Physicians and the National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria.

She contested against other giants in the medical profession, including Dr. Funsho Ladipo, MD/CEO of R. Jolad; and Dr. Amy Traore Shumbusho, orthodontist, dentist/founder of Project Smile 360.

In what many medical doctors considered as novel, the emergence of Dr. Chukwukelu from Eko Hospital was widely…



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