Fed Govt’s risk with private COVID-19 labs paid off, says Osinbajo
August 19, 2021 1066 546

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the risk the Federal Government by integrating private medical laboratories into the country’s COVID-19 response apparatus, especially with regard to testing, has paid off. He said the sector was witnes... Read more

Cholera leaves deaths in its trail
August 18, 2021 1539 811

It is a disease associated with the pre-modern past, but cholera still kills hundreds of people in many Nigerian communities – year in, year out. Though easily preventable and treatable, the infectious disease has sadly crept into filthy cre... Read more

Cholera Now In 23 States, FCT, 1,178 Deaths Recorded
August 17, 2021 1947 1079

CHOLERA, a potentially life-threatening and primarily water-borne disease, is taking an epidemic status in Nigeria, having ravaged all the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with four other southern states in the country.&n... Read more

COVID-19 vaccination resumes with Moderna
August 17, 2021 1558 787

With a warning against hoarding of vaccines, the Federal Government yesterday rolled out the second phase of  vaccination against COVID-19. The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, which is spearheading the programme, said the ... Read more

Oyo government gives five million mosquito nets to residents
August 17, 2021 1421 596

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, yesterday, kick-started the distribution of five million insecticide-treated nets to people across the 33 local councils of the state. He also promised that the administration would continue to provide accessible... Read more

Doctors’ strike continues as court adjourns case till Sept 15
August 17, 2021 1227 496

The National Industrial Court (NIC) has adjourned, till September 15, a suit instituted by the Federal Government against striking doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The Minister of Labour and Employment, ... Read more

Nigeria begins second phase of COVID-19 vaccination today
August 16, 2021 1753 771

The Federal Government is set to begin the second phase of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) vaccination today after taking delivery of 177,600 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines on August 12, 2021 in Abuja.   Received through the Na... Read more

FG halts migration of consultant doctors to new salary structure
August 15, 2021 1900 975

The National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, has temporarily suspended the migration of members of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MEDCAN) from the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) to the Consolidated U... Read more

COVID-19 claims 11 lives on Friday
August 14, 2021 2057 1064

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 11 patients died from coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday in Nigeria. The NCDC, which made this known via its verified website on Saturday morning, said the country’s fatality to... Read more

Fayemi urges strike doctors to reconsider emphasis on strike
August 13, 2021 2288 1206

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors ‘Forum (NGF)  Dr. Kayode Fayemi has urged striking resident doctors to review their approach to expressing grievances because strike does not appear to be the best option. “I would like to touch ... Read more

COVID-19: Three states at risk as FG suggests ‘precision’ lockdown
August 13, 2021 1898 830

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 infections across the country, the Federal Government, yesterday, said it was not considering a fresh lockdown. Speaking at the weekly ministerial briefing organised at the State House in Abuja, Minister of Health, Dr... Read more

Why we can’t call-off strike yet, by doctors
August 12, 2021 2145 1078

The meeting between the Ministry of Health and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) ended without any hope of ending the doctors’ strike. NARD President Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi told The Nation that the government was not seri... Read more

NARD may call off strike before weekend, says Reps
August 11, 2021 2140 919

The Chairman, House Committee on Health, Tanko Sununu, yesterday, expressed hope that the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be called off before the week runs out.   He also urged the Ministry of He... Read more

Cholera killed 816 in seven months, says NCDC
August 10, 2021 2377 1218

No fewer than 816  persons have  been killed by cholera in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) between January1 and August 1, 2021.There were 31,425 suspected cases across the country out of which 311 were confirmed du... Read more

Doctors strike; NMA keeps stance despite FG’s threat
August 9, 2021 2385 1136

Despite threats by the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, to enforce the ‘no work no pay rule against striking resident doctors today, indications emerged last night that the strike, now in ... Read more

NAFDAC cautions against use of cancer-causing azo dyes, sniper as preservation
August 8, 2021 2519 1158

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned against the use of Azo dyes, which cause cancer in palm oil and the dangers in using Sniper to preserve any type of food or keep flies away from meat.&nbs... Read more

UNICEF advocates six-month maternity leave to protect children
August 8, 2021 2102 921

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Chief of Field Officer in Maiduguri, Phuong Nguyen, has advocated a six-month paid leave to facilitate exclusive breastfeeding of children in a friendly environment.   According to... Read more

Third wave hits harder as 35 Ogun corps members test positive, 18 in Niger
August 6, 2021 2890 1403

New data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, showed that weekly COVID-19 deaths in Africa reached a record peak in the week that ended on August 1, marking the highest seven-day toll since the onset of the pandemic in the continen... Read more

Don’t destabilise Nigeria, embrace dialogue, FG tells striking doctors
August 6, 2021 2272 1100

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has been urged not to allow itself to be used as an agent of destabilisation in Nigeria’s health sector.Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who made the call following the ongoing natio... Read more

Cholera kills 100 people in Jigawa in 3 weeks
August 6, 2021 2022 962

No fewer than 100 people have died in less than a month as a result of cholera outbreak in 19 out of the 27 Local Government Areas of Jigawa, the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, has said. ... Read more

20 prospective corps members test positive for COVID-19 in Kano
August 5, 2021 2437 1255

About 20 prospective corps members have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kano, a reliable source has confirmed to The Guardian. The source disclosed that the would-be corps members were detected following tests at the Kusala Dam NYSC orientation ca... Read more

President, Lawan, governors mourn Abiodun’s dad
August 4, 2021 2483 1236

President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara) have conveyed condolences to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on the death of his father, Dr. Adesanya Abiodun. A st... Read more

Nigeria does not have enough COVID-19 isolation centres, yet to learn, say resident doctors
August 4, 2021 2013 805

President, Association of Resident Doctors, National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Akanimo Obong, has said that Nigeria does not have enough isolation centres to cater for emergencies and is yet to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Obong said this on Sunr... Read more

Entries open for ISN medical lab scientist of the year award
August 3, 2021 2348 1098

The ISN Medical Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award, which is now in its second edition, is to begin accepting applications by October.Speaking at the official flag-off ceremony held  in Lagos, the Managing Director, ISN Products Nigeria L... Read more

Doctors strike takes toll on patients
August 3, 2021 2126 986

The industrial action embarked on by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) took a toll on patients yesterday. Many patients were ejected from hospitals across the country as the doctors stayed away. NARD began the indefinite strike... Read more

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