Definition: A centre for investigation, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders.


PART A: Out-Patient

  • Waiting/Reception Room of 4 x 3 sq. metres with:
    • Sitting facilities
    • Registration table.
    • Medical Record Facilities (preferably digital).
  • Consulting Room(s) of 4 x 3 sq. metres with:
    • Examination Chair/Couch
    • Basic hand washing facilities under running water
    • Appropriate medical waste bins/management
  • Refraction/Treatment Room of 4 x 3 sq. metres with the following:
    • Eye SCAN
    • Auto Refractor
    • Visual Activity Chart
    • Visual Field Analyzer
    • Tri-Lens set
    • Parking’s Tonometer
    • Ophthalmoscope
    • Slit Lamp, etc.
  • Operating Theatre not less than 4 x 3 sq. metres with the following equipment and more as needed by the facility:
    • Operating Microscope
    • Sterile Drums
    • Oxygen Cylinder complete with necessary apparatus
    • Anaesthetic Machine
    • Theatre Bed
    • Theatre Light
    • Autoclave, etc.
  • Recovery Room for post-surgery patients with appropriate resuscitative gadgets and trays.
  • Staff Room/Call room/Staff changing rooms.

PART B: Diagnostic Facilities

Minimum investigations required are for:

  • Blood e.g. Hgb, Full Blood Count, Blood sugar serum electrolytes, urea etc.
  • Urine and stool test i.e. Urinalysis, Stool examination.
  • RDT: Malaria Parasite, HIV

NOTE: Other complex tests are done by arrangements with an approved Laboratory in the state.

PART C: Staff Complement

  • A Consultant Ophthalmologist with a minimum of 5 years’ experience, registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria serves as the operating officer to the Hospital (as in hospital requirements)
  • Optometrist or Optician with a BSc. Degree or Doctor of Optometry or any other relevant qualification registerable with the appropriate professional body.
  • Ophthalmic Nurses registered and licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  • Clerk/Receptionist
  • Domestic Staff/Security as needed by the facility.

PART D: Hand Washing Facilities

Proper hand washing facilities must be available in all sections of the facility to facilitate frequent hand washing by the staff and patients.

Basic Facilities for hand washing are:

  • Wash hand basin with running water
  • Liquid antiseptic soap in dispensing bottle with plunger
  • Disposable Serviettes
  • Liquid hand sanitizers
  • Hand dryers (optional)
  • Hand washing poster
  • Pedal bins

PART E:  Medical Waste Management

  • Registration with LAWMA Medical waste management is compulsory
  • Use of appropriate waste bins with cover in all sections of the facility
  • Use of appropriate colour coded bags for all medical waste disposal i.e.
    • Yellow
    • Red
    • Brown
    • Black
  • Use of safety boxes for all sharps
  • Creation of an appropriate and secure final waste collection point for all facility’s waste

PART F:  Public health facilities shall include

  • Adequate ventilation
  • Adequate illumination
  • Clean and adequate Water Supply
    • pipe borne water
    • treated borehole
  • Washable floors preferable tiled
  • Covered and appropriate waste bins
  • Toilet facilities (separate for males and females)
    • one water closet per 8 in-patient beds
    • Bath-rooms (one per 8 in-patient beds
  • Fire extinguisher and other safety gadgets with valid service records attached.

PART G: Power Supply

  • PHCN
  • Standby Generator.
  • Inverter (Optional)