Medical ServicesThe Polytechnic provides health care services to staff and students at the Medical Centre which is situated on the East Campus. The Centre operates a 24-hour service for both students and staff from Monday to Sunday and public holidays inclusive. Minor cases of sickness are treated at the Centre while serious ones are normally referred to the State Hospital at the expense of the student’s sponsor.
Routine Operating Hour (Monday – Friday)
Only available drugs will be given to patients. Patients may be required to purchase drugs that are out of stock for their own use. Only first aid cases are entertained at the clinic. Serious medical problems shall be referred to the Government Hospital at the student’s expense.
Medical Certificate Excusing Students from Academic Activities
Students are advised to obtain medical certificates excusing them from participating in all academic activities from the institution’s Medical Centre. Also, they are advised to convert all private medical certificates obtained from private medical practitioners to those issued by government hospitals before taking them to the Medical Centre any time they fall sick outside the institution. A comprehensive sick report must be sent to the institution’s Director of Medical Services through the office of the Head of Department, i.e. the sick student’s head of department.
Medical TestAll new students must undergo a comprehensive medical test under an arrangement coordinated by the Medical Centre with a specified medical test fee. Students are also required to submit a comprehensive history of their sickness from their private doctors when occasion demands. Mere sick leave papers are not acceptable.