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Army Goes On Medical Outreach In Ahiazu, Imo State

1 year 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...

Health Workers Threaten Strike

1 year ago /

The joint health sector union of Nigeria, an affiliate of the Nigeria labour congress, has issued a 7-day notice of strike to begin midnight of Wednesday, September 20, 2017. At a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the union said in 2012 agreements were reached on some of its demands and others...

Abia Doctors Snub Strike

1 year ago /

Normal activities are going on at the federal medical centre, Umuahia, Abia state despite the strike called by the national association of residents’ doctors. This is because resident doctors at the hospital are not in a hurry to join the ongoing strike.  This was confirmed by the public relations officer of the...

Cross River State Tackles Diseases

1 year ago /

To check epidemic diseases in riverine communities, cross river state government has taken the campaign against Lassa fever, polio and other prevalent diseases to Bakassi boarder area near Cameroon. The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong who led the team said the need to strengthen healthcare delivery along the international boarder line...

Health Minister Directs MDs And CMDs To Ensure Continuous Services In Their Hospitals

1 year ago /

The minister of health, prof Isaac Adewole has directed medical directors and chief medical directors of federal government owned hospitals to ensure that consultants and youth corps doctors as well as doctors on internship are on duty to provide health services at the hospitals in order to ensure there is...

Cholera Outbreak: 14 Dead, 230 Admitted In Borno IDP Camp

1 year ago /

Fourteen persons have died and 230 people are currently on admission following an Outbreak of cholera in an IDP camp at Muna garage in Borno State. In response to the outbreak, the U.N. has opened an emergency hospital in the camp and the patients are currently being admitted in two facilities. Officials...

 

Medical Directors Guide Calls For Speedy Resolution Of NHIS Crisis

1 year ago /

The guild of medical directors is calling for speedy resolution of the face- off between the ministry of health and the national health insurance scheme in order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of basic healthcare across the country. A statement by the president, Femi Babalola said the current situation has affected the...

Cross-River Government Tackles VVF Upsurge

1 year ago /

The Cross-River state government has given directives for corrective surgery on at least one thousand affected women every year to tackle the increasing cases of Vesicovaginal fistula in the state. By this directive and with the support of the federal ministry of health and the world health organization, at least ten...

Minister Of Health Call For The Full Implementation Of The National Tobacco Act

1 year ago /

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole has called for the full implementation of the national tobacco act as part of efforts to reduce the rising prevalence of tobacco related diseases. At a sensitization workshop for members of law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Monday, the minister said the active involvement of...

Lawmakers Agree To Formulate Common Strategies To Achieve Better Health Care Services

1 year ago /

Federal and state lawmakers have agreed to formulate common strategies in their approach to appropriation, representative and oversight to achieve better health care services. They arrived at this resolution at the unveiling of an initiative called the universal health coverage in Abuja. The gathering of the lawmakers in Abuja afforded them the...

Reactions Trail The Suspension Of Top Officials Of NHIS

1 year ago /

Reactions have been trailing the suspension of top officials of the national health insurance scheme, NHIS over allegations of fraud, nepotism and abuse of office. A committee has been set up to look into the matter, but while the investigation lingers, Nigerians are at the receiving end of an ailing health sector. The...

Japanese Govt. Hands Over A Fully Equipped Healthcare Centre In Shere Koro Of Bwari Area Council

1 year ago /

The Japanese government has handed over a fully equipped and solar powered healthcare centre in shere koro area of the bwari area council to the federal capital territory administration. But beyond this cheering news lies the pains of community members whose access to the basic necessities of life is almost forgotten. About...

Kidney Disease: House Of Reps Want National Renal Centre Established

1 year ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives is seeking to compel the executive arm of government to establish a national renal centre, responsible for research on cure, prevention and management of kidney diseases in Nigeria. The lawmaker says government's prompt intervention is required for the fact that Nigeria is facing an epidemic of kidney...

Aliya Bibi: Maternal Health Care Gaps Denies Women Their Rights To Reproductive Health Services

1 year ago /

The federal ministry of health is working with plan international to review the national training manual for health workers in the country This move is to close capacity gaps in health care service delivery in the areas of maternal mortality and newborn issues. Twenty thousand, two hundred and eighty four doctors are...

One Student Confirmed Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Plateau School

1 year ago /

Plateau health commissioner, Kuden Deyin, has confirmed the death of one student, while two others have been hospitalised, following an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang. “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life while two...

HIV/AIDS: 1 Million Nigerians May Die By 2022 – NACA Chief

1 year ago /

Dr. Sani Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, has said Nigeria must take full sponsorship of its HIV/AIDS programme or risk losing one million of its citizens currently living with the disease before 2022. Aliyu stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in...


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