Specialist Hospital Jalingo

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Taraba state Specialist Hospital, Jalingo was established in 2007 and is currently under the Leadership of Dr. Rimande Ubandoma Joel as Chief Medical Director.


Current Directors serving in the Hospital are given below;

Names Duration
Dr. Alex Maiangwa Head of Clinicals
Mr. Haruna Musa Kassa Administration and Board Secretary
Alh. Ibrahim Abdullahi Finance and Supply
Mr. Elias Ayuba Nursing

The current Directors in the Hospital include;

Functions of the Hospital:

The Hospital has the following roles which include;

  • Specialized Medical care and Services in various fields – Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, Obsterics and Gynaecology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Opthalmology, ENT and others.
  • HIV/AIDS treatment center.
  • Secondary and other Primary Healthcare activities.
  • Other clinical activities as physiotherapy, Nutritional and Dietetic consultations, etc.
  • Mortuary services.

Achievements of the Hospital:

The Hospital has recorded the following achievements;

  • Improvement of Specialist Services in the entire hospital.
  • Repair and restoration of computerized Tomography (CT) machine.
  • Introduction of ENT Services with Purchase of Audiometer from Germany.
  • Multiple Drug Resistance – TB Programme Hosting.
  • Introduction of National Health Insurance Scheme.
  • Introduction of Servicom.
  • Beautification of Hospital Premises (on-going).
  • Securing donation of Medical Equipment and Consumables worth over 100million naira.

The Chief Medical Director (CMD)

Mr. Rimande Ubandoma Joel is currently the Chief Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Specialist Hospital, Jalingo. He was born on 4th September, 1968 and hails from Takum Local Government Area. He is married with three (3) children.

He began his educational career at Alheri Primary School (former EKAS) Takum from 1974-1980 where he proceeded to Government Day Secondary School, Takum and Government Science School from 1980-1982 and 1982-1986 respectively. He then enrolled into the University of Nigeria Medical College (UNN) FROM 1985-1991 and University College Hospital, Ibadan from 2000-2004.

Professional Achievements:

His Professional Achievements include;

  • Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (Faculty of Radiology) FWACS.
  • Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (Faculty of Radiology) FMCR.
  • Visiting Fellow of Massachusetts TT General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
  • Visiting Fellow of University of Luebeck Teaching Hospital, Germany.
Other Achievements:

Other achievements made and awards received include;

  • Noble Global News Magazine, Great Africa Achievers. Leaders Legacy Award – 5th September, 2015.
  • Institute of Corporate Administration Fellowship Award – 22nd November, 2014.
  • Corporate and Media Africa Communications ltd. Distinguished Leadership in National Development (DLINGA) Award – 16th June, 2012.
  • Strategic Institute for National Resources and Human Development. “Pillars for Nation Building Award – 10th August, 2010.
  • The New Life for All North Eastern states 2010 Ment Award on her Annual Six State Conference in Jalingo – 12th June, 2010.

Workshops Attended:

He also attended the following workshops;

  • International Visiting Fellowship in Cardiovascular and General Radiology, University of Luebeck Teaching Hospital, Germany – August-September, 2012.
  • Advanced Personnel and Human Resources Management held at ASCON, Badagry, Lagos – 3rd-16th July, 2010.
  • Health Resource Management Course organized by National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria at LUTH, Lagos – 16th-27th August, 2004.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging organized by the West African College of Surgeons at National Hospital, Abuja, 26th-28th September, 2001.
  • Ultrasonography in Clinical Practice organized by West African College of Surgeons at University of Illorin Teaching Hospital, 14th-15thSeptember, 2000.
  • Radiological Physics organized by the West African College of Surgeons in LUTH, Lagos – 8th-11th August, 2000.

Political Appointments:

Dr. Rimande has held the following Political achievements;

  • Chief Medical Director, Taraba state Specialist Hospital – 2013-Date.
  • Acting Chief Medical Director, Taraba state Specialist Hospital – 2008-2013.
  • Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Taraba state Specialist Hospital – 2007-2013.
  • Head of Departmentof Radiology, Taraba state Specialist Hospital – 2007-Date.
  • Principal Medical Officer In-charge, General Hospital, Warwar; 1996-1998.
  • Chief Resident, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Radiology Department, 2003-2004.

He has made the following Publications;

  1. Traumatic Spondyles Traumatic Spondylolisthesis (Hangman’s Fracture). Associated with Facial Injuries: A case report presented at the West African College of Surgeons 50th Anniversary Conference – 6th-13th February, 2010.
  2. Ultrasonographically Determined Thyroid Volume in Pregnant Women. National Postgraduate Medical College. Part 2 finals desertation – 2004.
  3. Skin Metastasis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. A short case report presented at the Association of Pathologist of Nigeria – 11th August, 2009.
  4. B1-RADS LEXICON: An urgent call for the Standardization of Breast Ultrasound in Nigeria. Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine 3(1) (co-author) – June, 2005.
  5. “Computer Tomography and Childhood Seizure Disorder in Ibadan”. West African Journal of Medicine, 23 (2) 2004 (co-author) – July, 2004.

Dr. Rimande enjoys Table Tennis, Cycling, Reading and Listening to Christian Messages and Music.

The Hospital has had the following past leaders;

Names Duration
Dr. Zakari Aliyu 4th March, 2008-12th October, 2013
Dr. Rimande Joel 16th January, 2008-4th March, 2008
Dr. Selim Attia Ramadan November 9th, 2007-January 16th, 2008