Health

Again, Rep Okechukwu hits constituents with free medical outreach in Enugu 

Again, Rep Okechukwu hits constituents with free medical outreach in Enugu 

....frowns, as sit at home order by IPOB almost  disrupted  event  Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Tuesday, 2nd of November 2021 hosted a huge crowd that gathered for a free medical outreach organised by the member representing Aniri/Awgu/Oji River  Federal Constituency, Hon.Toby Okechukwu   The flag-off of  this year's free medical service event which took place  at the UNTH Outpost Ugbo in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu  State included eye treatment surgery, free gynecological check up and surgeries, just as fibroid, Hernia, appendix and all of which was carried out by specialist doctors.   The free…
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BREAKING: Nigerian Doctors Suspend Two Months Strike

BREAKING: Nigerian Doctors Suspend Two Months Strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its two months old strike folllowing the recommendations of the emergency delegates meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) held in Abuja on Sunday. The strike suspension came after the issue of a communiqué signed by NMA Secretary General, Dr Ekpe Philips Uche, which advised NARD to stop industrial action based on the ongoing intervention by the Association. Other resolutions by the NMA at the meeting included; a mandate to the National Officers Committee (NOC) to ensure speedy implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/signed with the Federal Government of Nigeria…
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Kalu Facilitates Free Medicals, Seeks Quality Health Care Delivery for Constituents

Kalu Facilitates Free Medicals, Seeks Quality Health Care Delivery for Constituents

The Senate chief whip and former Governor of Abia state Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has facilitated free medicals for Abia North constituents in Abia State This is even as he emphasize on  the need for Nigerians to access improved health care delivery at all times from professional care givers. He said the aim was to sure that all terminal diseases affecting Nigerians would be treated and eradicated from the country by the year 2030, inline with the United Nations' sustainable development agenda. Kalu spoke on Wednesday at Amuda town hall in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia state during the…
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JUST IN: Osinbajo Gets New Appointment 

JUST IN: Osinbajo Gets New Appointment 

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up of a Health Sector Reform Committee to commence the development and implementation of a programme for Nigeria in collaboration with the state governments and the FCT administration. The committee is headed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, as chairman. A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Monday said the setting up of the committee is sequel to a Health Sector Diagnostic Review Report developed by a consultant, Vesta Healthcare Partners and the Federal Ministry of Health. The committee will undertake a review of all…
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BREAKING: Buhari Appoints New NCDC DG

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints New NCDC DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr Ifedayo Morayo Adetifa as the new Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced the appointment of Adetifa on Monday. Adetifa will take over from Chikwe Ihekweazu, who has been given an appointment at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Ihekweazu was appointed an assistant Director-General of WHO. In an official letter addressed to Ihekweazu, WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the Nigerian is the deputy in charge of health emergency intelligence at the global health organisation. The letter disclosed that he will assume the office on November 1, 2021,…
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Unknown Gunmen Invade Bayelsa Hospital, Attack Doctors, Patients

Unknown Gunmen Invade Bayelsa Hospital, Attack Doctors, Patients

Unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday raided a Government hospital in Bayelsa, Diete Koki Memorial Hospital, carting away cash and valuables belonging to doctors on duty and patients as well. The hospital is located along Opolo Road in Yenagoa, the state capital, The incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday. The suspected robbers were alleged to have broken into the hospital from the fence behind. One of the Doctors on duty, Dr Okeleghel Awudumapu, told journalists that the robbery gang attacked while he was returning from his call room. Dr Awudumapu said…
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Greener Pastures: Organisers suspend Saudi Arabia recruitment as DSS chase away doctors, arrests journalist

Greener Pastures: Organisers suspend Saudi Arabia recruitment as DSS chase away doctors, arrests journalist

Operatives of the Department of State Services, on Thursday, dispersed medical doctors, who stormed the Sheraton Hotels, Abuja, to take part in the recruitment interview organised by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health. Medical consultants in their hundreds flooded the Ladi Kwali Hall of the hotel to participate in the recruitment, while another exercise was scheduled for Thursday. It was gathered that the DSS operatives stormed the hotel on Thursday morning and dispersed the doctors and journalists, who gathered at the venue. A journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Marcus Fatunde, was arrested at the venue. Fatunde was,…
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COVID-19: Nigeria records 565 new cases, 8 deaths – NCDC

COVID-19: Nigeria records 565 new cases, 8 deaths – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has recorded 565 new COVD-19 infections and eight deaths. The NCDC disclosed this in a report on Tuesday via its website. The agency noted that this brings the total infections, since the index case in 2020, to 187, 588. The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The centre also said that eight COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the total fatality figure to 2,276. The NCDC stated that the new cases were reported in 13 states and the FCT. It…
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BE CAREFUL!!! 938 Dead As Cholera Ravages 22 States, FCT

BE CAREFUL!!! 938 Dead As Cholera Ravages 22 States, FCT

Nigeria has, so far, recorded 33,661 cases of cholera in 22 states across the country leading to the death of not less than 938 persons, the Minister of Environment, Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar, has said. Addressing newsmen on the cholera outbreak in Nigeria Monday in Abuja, the minister said it has become urgent to sensitize the general public on the outbreak and efforts made by the ministry to contain the scourge. He said the latest situation report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) showed that the disease has spread to 22 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The minister…
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COVID-19: Nigeria records 505 new cases in 13 states

COVID-19: Nigeria records 505 new cases in 13 states

As the more contagious delta variant of the COVID-19) spreads, a total of 505 new cases were recorded on Tuesday in Nigeria. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control, which made this known via its website on Wednesday morning, put the country’s COVID-19 toll at 175,264 as of Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new infections indicate an increase from the 404 cases announced a day earlier. The latest NCDC data indicates that Nigeria is experiencing the third wave of COVID-19 infection as officially confirmed by the government. According to the NCDC, the fresh infections were recorded in…
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