HEALTH

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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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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