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Forget that thing!

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

Dr Biodun Ogungbo, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSEd, MSc Hey, great news. The Honourable Minister of Health (MOH) said that doctors managing Corona virus and Covid-19 disease are only doing their normal day jobs of checking patients’ temperature. Apparently, he is neither aware nor concerned about whether they are entitled to hazard pay or even life insurance. Further, the secretary general of Read More

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Stop bleaching or risk COVID-19 disease – Expert

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

A medical expert, Dr Chinonso Egemba, has said that users of skin-lightening creams, which contain steroids, are more likely to have severe illness or die from coronavirus disease. Egemba, who is popularly known as ‘Aproko Doctor’ said  Wednesday, that some bleaching creams and soaps contained steroids, which reduced body immunity. He described the immune system, as the body’s defence force Read More

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Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

Most people with coronavirus will recover within about a week of getting symptoms and will not need medical care. But some people will need to be treated in hospital – including the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is 55, and cared for in St Thomas’ hospital in London after his symptoms worsened. He received oxygen, but has not needed Read More

Our COVID-19 patients recovering well – UBTH

April 12, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo state has dismissed reports of panic in the hospital over patients receiving care for the coronavirus ailment, and declared that “the two COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in the facility are fast recuperating following medical care provided by our health personnel”. According to the hospital’s head of Rapid Response Team Read More

Breaking: More patients conquer Coronavirus, discharged in Lagos

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

Sseven more patients from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos state have recovered and discharged.. Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who made this known via his official Twitter account, Friday, “Today,seven more patients comprising of 3 females and four males were discharged to reconnect with thier families after a full recovery and having tested negative twice consecutively for COVID-19.” Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus cases near 300 in Nigeria

April 8, 2020 Helen Oji 0

Twenty-two new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Nigeria. Fifteen of them are in Lagos, four in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), two in Bauchi, one in Edo. As at 09:00pm, April 8, there are 276 confirmed cases of COVID’19 reported in Nigeria. Fourty-four have been discharged with six deaths.

Treatment of Covid-19 pateints: FG drops condition for willing private healthcare facilities

April 8, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Wednesday that private healthcare facilities that have the capacity to manage the Novel Coronavirus must seek government’s certification.This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, during the daily press briefing in Abuja.He said all the current emergency isolation and treatment Read More

Breaking: Expected Chinese Medical doctors now in Nigeria

April 8, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehainre, was at the at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Wednesday evening, where he received the 15-member medical team from China. The team arrived in Nigeria via a chartered Air Peace aircraft. The medical personnel, who landed around 5:15 pm were received by the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian; Executive Director, China Read More

Covid-19: Ize-Iyamu makes case for health workers in Edo

April 6, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo state,  Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has expressed concern over the growing reports of “avoidable exposure of healthcare workers to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state due  to lack of protective gears”. Ize-Iyamu said the development threatens the “success of our containment plans. Without protecting our health workers, we will not be able to stop COVID-19.” Read More

Breaking: Makinde recovers, tests negative for Coronavirus

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has tested negative for Coronavirus few days after he was confirmed positive. The governor who took to his Twitter handle to announce the latest development said, “I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. “This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially Read More

Quarantine Service Chief warns: Nigeria risks becoming COVID-19 epicentre if…

Director General Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service Dr. Vincent Isegbe has warned that the country risks becoming an epicentre in the spread of COVID-19 if citizens refused to stay by the rules of averting the calamity. This, he said, became imperative because of the nation’s huge population which could speedily aid its spread in event of non-compliance. He gave the warning Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as Coronavirus patients escape from isolation centre

April 4, 2020 Editor 0

Reports in various quarters indicate that six persons with coronavirus have escaped from isolation centre in Ejigbo, Osun state. Already, a special manhurt has been reportedly established by the state government to in a bid to re-capture the fleeing patients. The escaped six persons according to a signed statement belong to a cluster of COVID-19 cases who returned to their hometown, Read More

Sanwo-Olu, wife: Latest Covid-19 status revealed

April 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, have tested negative for COVID-19. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, announced this on his official Twitter account under his #COVID19Lagos Update tweets in the early hours of Friday, adding that personal aides of the governor and the First Lady who got tested for the Coronavirus Read More

Nurse contracts Coronavirus, dies

April 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

A nurse with coronavirus has died after spending weeks in intensive care. Areema Nasreen, 36, had been on a ventilator at Walsall Manor Hospital where she also worked. The death of the mother-of-three has been confirmed to the BBC by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s chief executive Richard Beeken. Mr Beeken said they had hoped to take Ms Nasreen off the Read More

Coronavirus: Over 1m people infected globally as death toll hits 53, 000

April 3, 2020 Editor 0

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally soars past one million as the US reports more than 1,100 deaths in a day. The number of coronavirus deaths topped 50,000 around the world on Friday as another grim milestone was reached with more than one million confirmed infections. The United States reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far at nearly Read More

Coronavirus: Global cases set to hit 1m as Italy, Spain, US lead death toll

April 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Here is a selection of the latest worldwide Covid-19 numbers, correct at 15:25 CEST, according to the Johns Hopkins University live tracker: Spain: 110,238 cases; 10,003 deaths UK: 29,872 cases; 2,357 deaths US: 216,722 cases; 5,137 deaths Italy: 110,574 cases; 13,155 deaths China: 82,431 cases; 3,322 deaths India: 2,032 cases; 58 deaths Nigeria: 174 cases; 2 deaths World: 956,588 cases; 48,320 deaths

Buhari appoints Medical Directors for Calabar Neuro-Psychiatric hospital, FMC Jalingo

April 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Bassey Eyo Edet, and Dr Aisha Shehu Adamu as Medical Directors for Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River state, and Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, Taraba state, respectively.Dr Edet hails from Akpabuyo Local Government of Cross River state, and graduated from University of Calabar in 1998. He is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Read More

2,000 tests for ÇOVID-19 insufficient – Rep

April 2, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, has described the 2,000 COVID-19 tests so far carried out in Nigeria as insufficient, calling for upgrade of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratories across the country to facilitate mass testing for the virus.Okechukwu in a statement, Thursday, observed that laudable as it was to lockdown parts of the Read More

COVID-19: Anambra gets 166 isolation beds as UBA, others offer help

April 2, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Thursday, said the state has equipped its three established coronavirus isolation centres with 166 beds facilities. Obiano, addressing a press conference in a mask at Aguleri, his country home, said the facilities were fixed in case of emergency since the state was yet to record positive to the pandemic, as according to him, out Read More

Lagos needs more response mechanism in moments of emergency- CDC chairman

April 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In an interview with TEMITOPE MUSOWO, a community development chairman in Ifako Ijaye, Pastor Samuel Olu Opajobi, calls on the state government to dedicate more funds in emergency management and engage community leaders on security issues, among others. How did you emerge as the CDC chairman of a well populated local government like Ifako-Ijaiye?  Well, in Ifako-Ijaiye, we have four Read More