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Buhari’s wife blasts Aso Rock Clinic, Nigeria’s health system

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has carpeted the country’s health care delivery system, most especially, State House Clinic, which she said lacks basic equipment for medicare. This is coming just as she called for a probe of the budget utilisation at the clinic. She expressed the views on ...

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Patient suffering from Monkey pox rise to 13, says Bayelsa commissioner for health

Bayelsa State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu has revealed that the number of patients suffering from the dreaded Monkey pox has risen to 13 from the initial 11 earlier reported. According to the commissioner, the 13 patients, including a medical doctor and a 17-year-old boy suspected to be infected ...

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We are moving against spread of monkey pox-FG

The Federal Government says it is addressing the outbreak of Monkeypox in Bayelsa State. A statement published on the website of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Thursday in Abuja stated that government is taking the ...

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Health workers declare nationwide indefinite strike

Members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) have declared a nationwide indefinite strike. National Chairman of the body, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Wednesday said the strike will become effective on Thursday. He stated that the union had on August ...

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We need $9.9m to tackle cholera outbreak in N’East, says UN Official

The United Nations (UN) has stated that $9.9m is urgently needed to respond to cholera outbreak in Borno State and other areas of the North Eastern part of the country. Making the disclosure was the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for the country, Mr. Peter Lundberg in a statement in Maiduguri issued on ...

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Doctors in Lagos defy strike directive, offer services in healthcare facilities

As resident doctors began an indefinite nationwide strike, normal medical activities were still going on in the three affected Federal and State Government-owned health institutions visited on Tuesday in Lagos. The affected hospitals were the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos; Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja and ...

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Makurdi flood victims get medical assistance from Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inaugurated medical assistance programme to meet the medical needs of the recent flood victims in Makurdi, Benue. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. According to Adesanya, the programme was inaugurated ...

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Lassa fever patient dies in Kogi

The sick woman in Kogi, Miss Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever is dead. A brother to the deceased, Mr Asipita Jimoh, told newsmen in Lokoja that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where ...

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Femi Kuti’s wife, Funke escapes death

This would have turned disastrous for legendary Fela’s family if Femi’s wife, Funke , who bore his firstborn, Made, had fallen a victim of inefficient and inappropriate medical services by a Lagos private hospital. But it was averted. As narrated by Funke’s mum, a social crusader /commentator, Laila St Mathew-Daniel, ...

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Ondo gives free eye glasses, skin protecting creams to albinos

By Samuel Faleye, Akure Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has commenced the process of giving free eye glasses and sun protection creams to albinos in the state. The development is to ameliorate the pains of these special people and prevent them from having skin cancer, sun burns and freckles ...

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