MDCN inducts Onitsha Catholic priests as medical doctors
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted two Onitsha archdiocesan priests, Fathers Lawrence Orazulume and Gabriel Chukwudi Amobi.
The ceremony to formalise the clerics as fit to practise medicine was performed yesterday in Abuja.
Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, had deployed three priests to study medicine, two in Philippines and one in Hungary and another three to train as pharmacists.
The two pharmacists, Fathers Evaristus Ezeani and Christopher Okeke, have successfully completed their studies and graduated with excellent results. These are only a fraction of priests undergoing specialised training in various disciplines in almost all continents of the world.
While congratulating them for making the archdiocese proud, Archbishop Okeke told them that the local church was happy with them and expected them to better the healing ministry of Christ in the archdiocese through the Health Services Directorate.
He implored the priests to be models of excellence and healing balm in their places of assignment.
Director of Onitsha Health Services, Rev. Fr. Basil Ekwunife, thanked the archbishop for the vision.
In his remarks, Fr. Paschal Onwugbenu, lauded Archbishop Okeke for his enormous investment in the training of priests, which, he noted, had begun yielding result.