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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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NHIS Executive Secretary rejects suspension by health minister

The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf has rejected the recent directive by the Minister of Health to go on three months suspension. Yusuf was on Friday ordered by the Minister of Health Prof. ...

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Ministry of Health unveils made in Nigeria insecticide treated nets

The Federal Ministry of Health has unveiled a “’Made in Nigeria” insecticide treated mosquito nets as part of efforts to eliminate malaria scourge in the country. The locally produced mosquito nets are adjudged to be long lasting insecticides treated nets. ...

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A look at Nigeria’s new National Health Policy

Nigeria has approved a new National Health Policy aimed at promoting the health of Nigerians and accelerate socio-economic development in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the ...

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Gov’t should intensify awareness on cervical cancer

Dr Achara Peter, a consultant gynaecologist, Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi, has advised the three tiers of government to intensify awareness campaign for women on the dangers of cervical cancer. Peter told newsmen on Monday in Keffi that adequate awareness ...

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Buhari releases $55.5 million for revitalisation of 109 primary healthcare centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has released $55.5 million to the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) for women healthcare project. Each of the states and FCT would get $1.5 million. The women quality healthcare initiative is on the platform ...

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FG to eradicate Obstetric Fistula with 3 new hospitals

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government would establish three more obstetric fistula hospitals by 2017 to end the cases in the country. Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of ...

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FG to upgrade cancer centres, provide more treatment machines

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has disclosed plans to upgrade seven cancer treatment centres and provide additional machines to reduce the burden of the disease in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known in an interview ...

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FG grants N420m to each state, to revitalise PHC centres

The Federal Government has released N420 million to each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to revitalise Primary Health Care centres, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, has said.He spoke on Monday in Ibadan, shortly after ...

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Real reason Nigerians shun public hospitals —Minister

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on Monday said poor environment and lack of modern equipment scare people away from the nation’s public health institutions. Mr. Ehanire said this in Lagos at the inauguration of three projects ...

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