HEALTH

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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Joint Health Sector Union suspends nationwide strike

Following a conciliation meeting between leaders of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and representatives of the federal government in Abuja on Saturday, the union has decided to suspend its industrial action in principle. Consequently, the union has asked its ...

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Gynaecologist explains causes of premature birth

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Chris Abumchi, on Saturday in Abuja discussed some causes of preterm or premature birth. He listed violence among couples and other social vices such as smoking, alcohol consumption and drug abuse. Abumchi said India and ...

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Health workers declare indefinite strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Wednesday declared a nationwide indefinite strike. The national chairman of JOHESU, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah during a media briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday said the strike will become effective on Thursday. He stated that the union ...

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WHO begins cholera vaccination for one million in Borno

The World Health Organisation, WHO, and the Nigerian Government has concluded arrangement to vaccinate close to one million people over the age of one years in Borno against cholera outbreak. Wondi Alemu, the WHO Representative in Nigeria, said in a ...

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Over 90% of deaths in our hospitals caused by health workers

Over 90 per cent of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals are due to poor attitude of health workers. Thomas Agan, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), said this during an interaction with journalists on Tuesday ...

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Kaduna village residents lament absence of health facilities

Residents of Maiyola, a community of 3,000 residents in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have said that they lose an average of one pregnant woman monthly due to absence of antenatal services. The residents said in separate interviews ...

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FRESH: Resident doctors suspend strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, early Thursday morning announced the suspension of its two week’s old strike which has crippled activities in public hospitals across Nigeria. The suspension of the strike follows a series of meeting between officials ...

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