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Breaking – COVID-19: UK shuts down

March 23, 2020 Editor 0

Strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus have been announced by the prime minister. From this evening people must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work. Shops selling non-essential goods are being told to shut and gatherings in public Read More

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Delta sets up emergency operations centres

February 28, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Delta state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, on Friday said the state government had set up a team for a primary health care emergency operations centre (PHEOC) to quarantine suspected cases in the state. The commissioner, who disclosed this in Asaba, the state capital, said the state’s public health care facilities were being strengthened and had switched from Read More

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Kebbi promises scholarship, healthcare for soldier’s children

February 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi state government has said it will take adequate care of the children of soldiers in form of scholarships, healthcare services, empowerment and employment in the state. Governor Atiku Bagudu, accompanied by his wife, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, said this while hosting the leadership of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA). The association was led by the wife of Read More

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Pambegua College of Nursing, a promise fulfilled 

February 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The conversion of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology, Pambegua campus to College of Nursing and Midwifery is a dream come true. In 2017, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai directed the students of the campus to relocate to the Makarfi main campus. However, out of passion to improve health care delivery in the state, the governor promised to build a Read More

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Mamora urges nurses, midwifes to update knowledge

February 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

Minister of State for health, Senator Dr. Adeleke Olorunimbe Mamora, has said the rapidly changing health care system requires nurses to possess increasing knowledge, clinical competency, greater independence, and autonomy in clinical judgment. Mamora who was represented by Director of Diaspora department, Federal Ministry of Health Dr. Omobolanle Olowu, stated this during the flag off ceremony of the 2020 Nurses and Midwives Read More

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Jigawa spends N1, 301bn on 35 new maternity facilities

January 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Jigawa state government has approved the contract of 35 maternity wings in various Basic Health Care Centres across the state worth N601 Million. This was stated Wednesday by the commissioner of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Alhaji Muhammed Alhassan, while briefing journalists shortly after the executive council meeting held at Government House, Dutse. The commissioner said that the present administration Read More

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FCT doctors decry patients’ relatives’ assault on health workers

January 11, 2020 Editorial III 0

The president of FCT Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Dr. Roland Aigbovo, has decried heightened assault and threat to life of medical doctors by relations of patients in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Aigbovo in a statement Friday in Abuja said a female doctor at the Maitama District Hospital was recently assaulted and stripped naked by relatives of a patient, Read More

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Don’t falsify your age to stay in service, HoS warns nurses

December 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Taraba state Head of the Service (HoS) Mrs. Susan Jeremiah Nathan, has called on Nigerian nurses to retire when due and not to falsify their ages to stay in service. Mrs Susan noted this on Sunday in Abuja at the induction of new nurses and award night organised by the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM). She Read More

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Gombe assembly to increase funding for health sector

November 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Gombe State House of Assembly has pledged adequate and improved funding to the health sector in order to address the challenges of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the state. The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation,  Mr Aliyu Baba-Manu, made this pledge in Gombe at a stakeholders’ policy dialogue on the prevention and treatment of SAM as a Read More

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Antimicrobial resistance can kill 10m people by 2050 if- FG

November 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government has disclosed that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) had the capability to kill more than 10 million people by the year 2050 if unchecked. The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammed Bello, made the disclosure Tuesday at the 2019 National Antibiotic Awareness in Abuja. Bello, who said the challenge cut across human, agriculture and Read More

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Edo: Obaseki launches health scheme

October 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Edo State Government will ton Thursday launch compulsory Health Insurance Scheme for enhanced affordable and accessible healthcare. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said the governor, at the event, will be launching the Social Health Insurance Scheme/Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF). Besides, Crusoe said the government would also inaugurate   20 Read More

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British medical group commits to healthcare in Nigeria

October 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

A group, Medical Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain (MANSAG) have reiterated their desire to partner government and other stakeholders in order to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in Nigeria. The President of the group, a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecological Surgion Hull York Medical School Ibrahim Bolaji, stated this at a media parley in Abuja. “The group represents interests Read More

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WHO calls for action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

September 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The World Health Organisation has called for urgent action to combat patients’ harm, which causes millions of preventable deaths annually. As part of the campaign, the organisation said it would host the first-ever World Patient Safety Day on Tuesday. WHO also called on countries to increase their investments and efforts toward reducing patient harm. WHO’s official reveals that millions of Read More

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Ogun approves equipment to reposition hospitals

September 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun Wednesday said the government has approved the importation of state-of-the-art medical equipment needed by secondary health facilities across the state. In addition, the government has also embarked on total rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Ilaro which is now wearing a new look and facilities with being upgraded to meet international standard. The governor, who spoke Read More

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Yobe: New SDG State Coordinator to link state with devt agencies

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The newly appointed State Coordinator, Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in Yobe, Musa Sule Damagum, has promised to link the state withdevelopment agencies inorder to upgrade healthcare, environment, waterand sanitation, education, gender equality among other sectors. He, made the pledge Tuesday while taking over the mantle of leadershipfrom the former state coordinator who is now the Accountant General ofthe state. His words, Read More

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Buhari seeks support on health, education

August 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday in Abuja, said his administration would maintain focus on health and education and would require he support of well-to-do individuals in the country to achieve success in these areas. The president said this when he received in audience former Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Nations, Mr Andrew Young, accompanied by the Read More

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Kano setting the pace in immunization drive – Ganduje

August 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has described Kano as a leading pace setter in the immunization drive.  In a speech he delivered during MEN A Vaccine introduction into routine immunization held at the Palace of the Danadalan Bichi and the District Head of Tofa in Kano State Monday, Ganduje said the vaccine was to be simultaneously administered once Read More

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We won’t divest from health sector – FG

August 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh, has assured that the proposed reforms in the health sector being canvassed by the agency would not involve government’s divestiture from any health facility. In a statement by Head, Public Communications of BPE, Amina  Tukur Othman,  Mr. Okoh explained that rather the reforms would help to Read More

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UNICEF renovates, hands over 7 PHC clinics in Adamawa

July 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

United Nation children funds (UNICEF) has renovated, upgraded and handed over seven primary health care clinics in Adamawa to support government’s efforts towards effective primary health care system in the state. Speaking at the handing over ceremony of some of the clinics Monday in Yola, UNICEF chief of field office for Bauchi,  Bhanu Pathak,  represented by Dr Halima Abdu  said Read More

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Bill Gates applauds Kano on health care coverage

July 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Co – chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Mr. Bill Gates, has appreciated the success stories emanating from Kano state in terms of improvement in coverage across Primary Health Care indicators. “Kano’s coverage for Penta 3 has improved from 19% in 2013 to 46% in the year 2018 but more needs to be done in terms of strengthening the Read More

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Islamic centre offers over 3000 Abuja IDPs free medicare

July 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The International Centre for Islamic Culture and Education (ICICE) has offered free medical treatment to over 3000 inmates of Durumi Internally Displaced camp in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking with journalists at the camp on Sunday, the Director-General of the centre, Dr Kabir Usman, stated that the beneficiaries were chosen based on the assessment of needs. Usman, who was Read More

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Ganduje awards N730m contract for amenity Ward in Kano

July 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state government has awarded contract worth N730 million for the construction of a 52 bed amenity ward at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital in the state capital. The project, a one storey building will also consist of nurses quarters, offices, a restaurant and restrooms, among other facilities. Inspecting the project site, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that Read More

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We’ve improved healthcare delivery in FCT -Bappah

May 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The secretary of the Federal Capital Territory health and human services Secretariat, Adamu Abubakar Bappah has disclosed that healthcare services and infrastructure in the FCT have improved in the four years of the current FCT administration. Bappah who stated this at the end of last week’s tour of FCT health facilities, pledged that the administration would do everything within its Read More

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Malaria: ICIN/NASCO conducts medical outreach in Jos community

May 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Islamic Counselling Initiatives of Nigeria (ICIN), has in collaboration with NASCO group carried out free medical outreach on malaria to IDPs and members of the Kufang community in Jos South local government area of Plateau state. The 10th annual outreach themed; “Kick malaria out campaign for members of the community, IDPs and Children,” covered medical test, vaccines and distribution Read More

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Kano renovates, upgrades Isa Kaita health care centre

March 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state government has awarded a multi-million Naira contract for the renovation and upgrade of Isa Kaita primary health care centre in Rimin A’i, Nassarawa local government area of the state, to a comprehensive health centre. The contract covers infrastructure development, installation of modern medical equipment as well as other civil engineering works. Inspecting the project Wednesday, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Read More