Again, Bagudu visits flood victims in Kebbi communities, directs immediate provision of relief materials

September 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has directed immediate provision of food, water and construction of additional toilets to displaced people affected by the floods in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi. According to a statement Saturday by the Special Adviser on media to the governor Yahaya Sarki, the governor gave the directive on Friday while on visit to commiserate with internally Read More

Nigeria budgets N126bn to upgrade health infrastructure

August 26, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba,  has said that the federal government earmarked the sum of N126 billion in the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) to upgrade health infrastructure across Federal Medical Centres (FMC) and teaching hospitals with intensive care units. Also to benefit from the funding are laboratories and isolation centres in the 36 states Read More

Ogun immunises 2 million children against polio

August 25, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday disclosed that over N2 million children, under five years, have been immunised during the supplemental immunisation campaign, under the polio eradication programme in the country.Governor Abiodun stated this at a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the African Region for Eradication of Wild Polio at the state secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. He also Read More

The deplorable state of Mokwa General Hospital

August 13, 2020 Usman Gana 0

Health is wealth is a saying that is very popular among our people. True, health is wealth; it is when you are healthy that you can do anything. Unfortunately, in this part of the world, our people are in need of proper medication, but it is lacking due to insufficient medical facilities and personnel. And where you have health facilities, Read More

New NMA Chair, other excos emerge in Nasarawa

August 9, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Nasarawa state branch Saturday, elected new executive to run its affairs for the next two years in the state, with Dr. Sabo Emmanuel as its chairman. The election which was held at nurses’ house Lafia saw Dr. Emmanuel polling 206 votes to defeat his fellow contestant, Dr. Paul Nwanje who polled 62 votes. The new chairman pledged Read More

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‘212,000 Nigerian women treated for abortion-induced complications in 2015’

July 29, 2020 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

  An estimated 212,000 women were treated in the Nigeria’s health  facilities for abortion related complications in 2015. Similarly, another 285,000 had complications resulting from unsafe abortion but could not get adequate medical care. IPAS Country Director Lucky Palmer disclosed this weekend  at a three-day media training in Keffi, Nasarawa state. The workshop, which centred on Women’s sexual reproductive health and rights/Global Read More

Enugu assembly okays Ugwuanyi’s N2.5bn CBN health intervention loan

June 11, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state government Thursday got a nod from the state House of Assembly to enable her secure N2, 5 billion CBN health sector intervention fund to enable the state government build and expand health facilities as well as acquire medical equipment in the state. The House gave the approval following an appeal made by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led administration Read More

Why Coronavirus cases ‘re on the rise in Ogun – Commissioner

June 10, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government, Wednesday attributed the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state to the increased population sampling and testing capacity to 600 daily.The state on Tuesday recorded 108 cases of COVID-19, the highest since the index case was recorded on February 27, 2020.In the wake of the spike in positive cases of coronavirus, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, Read More

Almajirai’s return to home states: Northern govs defy FG, insist process continues

The North presently accounts for 54 per cent of the COVID-19 cases and 70 per cent of new ones in Nigeria, the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said.      Also, amidst continued criticism and caution  by the federal government and other major stakeholders,  the governors said the process of returning the Almajirai to their home states would continue with due regard for Read More

NASRDA joins list of contributors to COVID-19 fight

May 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and other vulnerable diseases continue, the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has contributed its quota to help support the government not leaving the rural part of the country out of the package. BINTA SHAMA reports.  Access to health facilities Healthcare is generally believed to be one of the vital aspects of Read More

UNICEF supports HIV, nutrition programmes in Kaduna

April 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pledged its support for Kaduna state government’s integration of HIV services with nutrition programmes for improved outcome. UNICEF Kaduna Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Chinwe Ezeife, made this known in Kaduna on Saturday, during the training of 60 health workers, on integration of paediatric HIV counselling and testing with Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria lacks water, hand washing facilities – WASHMATA

April 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the spate of Coronavirus in the country , WASHMATA Initiative has raised the alarm that two thirds of the populace in the country lack clean drinking water, 94% of the health facilities   and almost all the overcrowded motor parks and markets (91%) lack water, sanitation and handwashing facilities. It Executive Director , Boluwaji Onabolu in a press statement issued in Abuja Read More

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Group tasks Bauchi on safe water in schools

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (WASH) Media Network Bauchi state has urged the Bauchi state government to ensure safe water in schools and health facilities for proper hygiene. The state chairman of the group, Mr David Ayodele, made the call in a statement to mark 2020 World Water Day made available  Sunday in Bauchi. He stated  the  need for the government to Read More

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N1.7bn spent on pregnant mothers, new born babies in Jigawa

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state government has spent over N1.7 billion in providing health facilities through Community Emergency Maternal Transport Scheme (CEMTS) across the 27 local government areas of the state. This was done in line with the provision of quality services and  qualified medical personnel, medication, among other health facilities in most of the general hospitals in the state. Governor Mohammed Read More

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‘Lagos sealed 309 health facilities in 2019’

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state government said it shut down 309 health facilities in 2019 for non-compliance to stipulated medical standards. Executive secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), Dr Abiola Idowu, stated this in a statement  in Lagos Sunday. Idowu, however, noted that some of the health facilities had been reopened, adding that they had corrected the infractions and pledged Read More

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Battling with acute water shortage in Ogun

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Residents of major towns in Ogun state have been contending with water shortages especially public institutions in the last few months. In this report, OLUFEMI ADEDIRAN examines the extent and way out.It is the peak of dry season and residents of major cities in Ogun state are suffering from acute shortage of water supply.The last few months have been Read More

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Yobe: FIDA partners NURTW, transports GBV Survivors

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) with support from Managing Conflicts in Northeast Nigeria (MCN) Programme being implemented by British Council in Yobe state is partnering National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to assist in transporting survivors of Gender Based Violence from remote communities to health facilities. Signing the Memorandum of Understanding MoU on Tuesday in Damaturu the Yobe Read More

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In Kaduna, RUWASSA demands quality, timely delivery of water projects

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) has called on contactors to always ensure world class quality and timely delivery on all RUWASSA projects for maximum benefit of the populace. In conjunction with its developmental partners UNICEF, UKAID, DFID, DGIS Netherlands, the main aim is to construct facilities cutting across the Country to include 100 units of Read More

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Primary healthcare collapse bane of teaching hospitals – Minister

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

Nigerian teaching hospitals will not function optimally until adequateattention is given to primary and secondary healthcare facilities,Minister for Health Isaac Adewole  has said. He also said 14 out of 36 states in Nigeria were yet to access theBasic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The BHCPF is one per cent of the federal government’s consolidatedrevenue and contributions from donor grants set aside Read More

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Nigerian unveils project to improve storage in health facilities

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has assured Nigerians of its commitment to take further measures towards ensuring and improving the storage sections in health facilities in the country through Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, gave the assurance when the Director-General of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwa, visited him yesterday in Abuja. Adewole, while receiving a Read More

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Maryam Sanda’s journey to freedom

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

With the bail granted her by an FCT High Court, Maryam Sanda has commenced her long but steady journey to freedom. And she knows it – it’s there in the very public celebration of her father-less daughter’s one year birthday which went viral on social media. There is a curious coincidence in the timing of the grant of bail, coming Read More

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We’ve achieved success in health care – Commissioner

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano Kano state government has said that it had achieved spectacular success in the area of health care by renovating, upgrading and providing necessary working tools in about 300 health facilities across the 44 local government areas of the state. In a press statement, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, disclosed this yesterday while declaring open a four-day Read More

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12 patients stabbed on their hospital beds in DRC

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Unidentified assailants stabbed 12 patients in their hospital beds in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma, with fears it was the work of Ugandan Islamist rebels, officials said on Tuesday. Three of the victims were seriously hurt in the knife rampage overnight Sunday-Monday in two health centres in the Goma district of Mbosho, provincial health minister Martial Read More

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Senate bemoans poor state of govt hospitals

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The need to revitalise federal government-owned hospitals yesterday caught the attention of the Senate as the lawmakers charged the Federal Ministry of Finance to prioritise release of funds to the Ministry of Health. This followed a motion sponsored by Monsurat Sumonu, Oyo-APC, which seeks to improve the condition of federal government-owned hospitals across the country. Presenting Read More