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Imo Government Debunks Rumours Of Monkey Pox

11 months ago /

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the  unfounded rumours being spread over the Monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri The state government said the Monkey Pox Virus is not in Imo state.  According to the government, no child, pupil or student has been immunized or is being...

33 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox Reported In Seven States - Minister

11 months ago /

The Nigerian government says it has improved on its response mechanism to the outbreak of diseases in the country.  To justify this claim, government has engaged the services of three hundred surveillance officers to notify the relevant health agencies of disease outbreak for quick intervention.  Speaking against the backdrop of the recent...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

11 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

Monkey Pox Virus: Cross River Records Three Suspected Cases In Ikom ‬

11 months ago /

Three suspected cases of monkey pox virus have been recorded in Okuni, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State. The state commissioner for health, Inyangasibong who confirmed the case to AIT’s Rasheed Olanrewaju in Calabar said the index case was traced to Akwaibom state by a trader who came to...

Monkey Pox: Britain Offers To Help Nigeria

11 months ago /

The British government has assured of its readiness to help Nigeria in combating the spread of monkey pox disease and other health related issues. The British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils stated this while on a visit to the Kwara branch office of the federation of women lawyers [FIDA]...

DAAR To Support Immunization Efforts Across Nigeria

11 months ago /

DAAR communications PLC says it will continue to support immunization coverage across Nigeria. The group managing director of DAAR communications PLC, Anegbe Akiotu made the pledge when the executive director of the national primary healthcare development agency Faisal Shuaibu visited him in his office at the Kpaduma hill headquarters of the...

Diabetes Foot Awareness Held In Abuja

11 months ago /

Nigerians need to continually maintain healthy lifestyle and engage in regular medical check-ups to prevent complications arising from diabetes. Speaking at a training programme on diabetes footcare for health professionals in Abuja on Monday, a professor at the college of health sciences at the university of Abuja, Felicia Anumah said diabetes...

Cross River government activates surveillance team on Monkey pox

11 months ago /

Following the outbreak of the deadly monkey poxvirus in neighboring Bayelsa state, Cross River state government has activated its disease outbreak and surveillance response team at both local and international boarder communities across the state.  The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong said the activation of the state disease outbreak, surveillance...

FG reacts to Monkey pox outbreak in Bayelsa

11 months ago /

The Minister Of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for calm on the reported suspected cases of monkey pox disease in Bayelsa state. Professor Adewole said health authorities in Bayelsa state gave been placed on alert, the patients suspected of having monkey pox quarantined, while supportive treatments were being offered to the...

Striking Health Workers Resume

11 months ago /

Striking Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU resumed work on Tuesday. In a statement by the chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and secretary, Florence Ekpebor, all branches are to hold their congresses on Wednesday to present before them agreements and circulars from government. In line with the agreed terms with the federal government to suspend...

Resident Doctors’ Strike Looms

11 months ago /

A fresh crisis is brewing within the health sector as doctors and non-medical staff bicker over government’s welfare package. The bone of contention is the possible bridging of disparity between the welfare package for doctors and non-medical staff. Ordinarily, medical doctors and non-medical doctors in any medical centre are supposed to be...

Health Workers Continue Strike

12 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions have resolved to continue the ongoing strike in all federal health institutions pending the outcome of a meeting scheduled for this Saturday with the federal government A statement jointly signed by JOHESU national chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and national secretary Epkebor Florence called on state councils to...

JOHESU Condemns Assault Of It's Members

12 months ago /

The joint health sector unions have condemned the continuous harassment and intimidation of their members in Irrua specialist teaching hospital by the chairman of the medical advisory committee of the hospital, Wilson Ovienria. The union in a statement by the national chairman, Biobelomoye Josiah, accused the chairman, medical advisory committee of...

House Of Reps Committee Calls For Adequate Funding Of Research Institutes

12 months ago /

The House Of Representatives committee on science and technology has charged the federal government to improve its budgetary allocation to the sector as this will help improve home grown technology.  The chairman house committee on science and technology Beni Lar who led an eight man committee on oversight visit to...

Cross River State Improves Primary Health Care

12 months ago /

The Cross River state government has been advised to go beyond building and renovating primary health centres to look into the problems of quality staffing and equipment needed at various primary health care centres across the state. Clan head of Nko in Yakurr local government area of the state, Amonka Owoye who spoke...

Army Goes On Medical Outreach In Ahiazu, Imo State

12 months ago /

Over one thousand indigenes of Ahiara, Mbaise in Imo state south east Nigeria have benefited from free medical services carried out by the Nigeria army 82 division Brigadier general James Jikemian representing the chief of army staff said the outreach is to bridge the gap between the army and civilians The exercise...

NHIS Set For Repositioning

1 year ago /

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS says it has finally emerged from distractions caused by allegations of fraud leveled against top officials of the scheme. At a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, the scheme’s acting executive secretary Attahiru Ibrahim said the NHIS is set to begin re-accreditation of health management...

Ayade Deploys 50 Ultra Sound Machines

1 year ago /

As part of the efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in cross river state, the government has taken delivery of 50 portable ultra-sound machines, 137 solar systems, 1000 cell phones, beddings and other medical equipment. They are to be deployed to primary health centres across the state.  Taking delivery of  ...

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

1 year ago /

After ten days of strike resident doctors have suspended action after consideration of efforts by the federal government and progress made in addressing the items on the notice of their ultimatum and strike, as well as implementing the contents of the re-negotiated memorandum of settlement In message by the doctors, forwarded...

National Biosafety Agency Raise Alarm Over Genetically Modified Maize

1 year ago /

The National Biosafety management agency has raised the alert over tons of genetically modified maize imported into the country without necessary government approval Director general of the agency, Rufus Egbegba said that the agency got notice of the importation through an intelligence report and has set in motion necessary machineries to...


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