HEALTH

FG introduces mid-day hand washing in schools

The Federal Government has started the implementation of mid-day group hand washing before meals in schools across the country to inculcate the culture of hand washing in children. The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, made this known in ...

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No monkeypox in Lagos – FG

The federal government says there is no confirmed case of monkeypox virus in Lagos state. Last week, Jide Idris, the state commissioner for health, announced that there were two suspected cases of the virus. But addressing a press conference on Monday, ...

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Dettol Makes Handwashing Fun with “Letter for Life” Campaign

According to the World Health Organization, Diarrhoea disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, and is responsible for killing around  525,000 children every year. These deaths can be prevented through the simple act ...

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State House Clinic got N1.9bn in 3 years, says Presidency

Mr Jalal Arabi, the Permanent Secretary, State House, has refuted media report suggesting that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC), had received N11.01billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. Arabi’s refutal is contained in a statement by Mr Attah Esa, ...

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No more private practice for doctors working in public hospitals – FG

At the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed to state house correspondents that the federal government has started taking steps to stop doctors in public service from engaging in private practice. Adewole ...

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UPDATED: 2 quarantined in Lagos as Nigeria records 31 suspected cases of Monkeypox

The commissioner for health in Lagos State, Jide Idris, on Monday disclosed that two suspected cases of monkeypox have been recorded in the state. Idris told journalists at a press conference that it had become necessary to sensitise residents about ...

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Monkeypox looks and sounds a lot worse than it actually is – NCDC

Following the outbreak of monkeypox in Bayelsa state, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called for calm, noting that the diseases looks and sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the chief executive officer of ...

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Monkeypox hits Bayelsa, 11 quarantined

Not less than 11 people have been placed under medical surveillance in Bayelsa state, as a result of suspected outbreak of a viral disease, monkeypox. Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said samples of ...

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State House Clinic to be commercialised for revenue generation

State House Clinic MRI Machine

“Free treatment” at the state house clinic is soon to end, as Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary, has said the clinic will be commercialised to generate revenue. The hospital, which was established to cater to the medical needs of ...

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Resident doctors begin indefinite strike in Kaduna

Residents doctors in Kaduna State have begun an indefinite strike on Tuesday over the “sorry state” of healthcare facilities in state government hospitals. Joseph Jokshan, president, Association of Resident Doctors in the state, said at a press briefing Monday night ...

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