Health

Doctors Separate Siamese Twins In Bauchi

A set of conjoined twins have been successfully separated by Doctors on the Move Africa at an ongoing free medical outreach in Bauchi. The separation of the conjoined twins, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media , Iliya Habila , who shared the photos on Facebook, was successfully conducted on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa ...

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Lassa fever: Fear grips Ondo as death toll rises to nine

By Dayo Johnson Akure—FEAR has gripped the people of Ondo State following the rise in the number of deaths recorded as a result of the spread of Lassa fever from six to nine in the state. Lassa-fever To douse the fear, the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu made a statewide broadcast to the people of the state on steps so far taken ...

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Lassa Fever: 9 Die In Ondo, 36 Cases Recorded

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state, saying laboratory tests have confirmed a total of 36 cases, including 9 deaths. Akeredolu, who made the revelation in Akure during a live broadcast on Saturday night, said a total of 102 suspected cases of Lassa Fever had been reported in eight local government ...

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Olisa Metu admitted in intensive care of NAUTH

Nnewi (Anambra) – Chief Olisa Metu, former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi. There were fears over Metu’s state of health when anonymous source disclosed that he was rushed to a medical facility in Anambra following a sudden breakdown. It ...

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Akwa Ibom Sacks Medical Doctor For Theft Of Beds In Hospital

Akwa Ibom sacks medical doctor for theft of beds In Hospital A Consultant and Medical Superintendent, Psychiatric Hospital, Eket, identified as Dr. Nwaopara A.U, has been sacked by the Akwa Ibom Government, for allegedly stealing six hospital beds and converting them to personal use. According to NAN, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, made the disclosure while addressing ...

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Medical directors sue Abuja area council over ‘illegal charges’

The Guild of Medical Directors, GMD has asked an High Court in Abuja to look into the ‘illegal and unnecessary’ taxes collected from them by officials of Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC. The counsel to the guild, Akinwale Aderele, who made the plea via an application brought before the judge, Charles Angbaza ,on Thursday, said the group was seeking, ”a ...

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Nigerian health workers pass vote of no confidence on Minister

The professional rivalry in the Nigerian health sector is threatening to boil over as other unions in the sector have accused the ministry of showing blatant favouritism to medical doctors, and have passed a vote of no confidence on the minister, Isaac Adewole. In a press statement on Monday, the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, ...

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Court, Medical Council yet to act a year after ‘negligence’ caused woman’s death

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN is yet to disclose details of its investigation into a case of alleged medical negligence involving the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, for over one year. PREMIUM TIMES had in December 2016 reported how the FMC allegedly engaged in acts of medical negligence resulting in the deaths of some patients, including 29-year-old Sandra David, who ...

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Community health workers to begin administering contraceptives in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has given its nod to Community Health Extension Workers, CHEW, to begin administering family planning contraception and implants for women, in an effort to increase family planning coverage across the country. According to a statement by the Federal Ministry of Health, the ministry and partners have begun implementing the Task-sharing and Task-shifting Policy for essential healthcare services. ...

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Major health stories in the news last week

These are some of the reports published on developments in the health sector last week. Nigeria loses N175 billion annually to medical tourism – former Health Minister A former minister of health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, said Nigeria loses N175 billion annually to medical tourism. Mr. Chukwu at opening ceremony of the 2017 Faculty of Clinical Sciences 10th Faculty Week & Scientific ...

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