Reps tackle NHIS over unutilised budgetary releases

October 28, 2021 Joshua Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has asked the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to provide details on the sum of three million naira unspent by the agency from its 2020 budgetary releases. Chairman of the House committee on Health Services, Hon. Tanko Sonunu gave the directive on Wednesday during a budget defence session with the agency. Executive Secretary of NHIS Prof. Read More

Booster jabs to enhance primary healthcare system

The roadmap unveiled last year by the Federal Ministry of Health on ‘Health Sector Next Level Agenda’ admits huge gaps in the health sector and need for concerted efforts towards attaining Universal Health Coverage. The nine-point agenda presented by President Muhammadu Buhari expectedly aspires to propel the country towards the attainment of universal health coverage when all individuals and communities Read More

Buhari okays Nigeria’s hosting of int’l primary health care summit

September 20, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Determined to build on milestones attained in managing the Coronavirus pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari has given his consent to Nigeria hosting an international summit on Primary Health Care. Health managers are fine-tuning details of the global summit which is expected to leverage on efforts in kicking the wild polio virus out of the country and the deft management of COVID-19. Read More

Why health, population deserve special attention

August 23, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The cholera outbreak and incessant malaria have come under examination by health professionals in a densely-populated country like Nigeria. This is because many people continue to be negatively affected as a result of ignorance, poor hygiene, population explosion, and failure of the government to crucial steps to address the problems. A call has gone to governments at all levels to, Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

Breaking: Consider Nigerians, call off strike, Senate, Reps tell residents doctors

August 4, 2021 Editor 0

Both the Senate and House of Representatives have jointly called on the resident doctors to call of their strike and return to negotiation table with the federal government. The residents doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had resumed strike on Monday August 2, 2021. Already, the strike action is affecting medical services at various government-owned Read More

Doctors strike: Hospitals shut as consultants fill gaps at UITH

August 2, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Residents Doctors at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) in Kwara state Monday joined their colleagues on a nation wide strike declared by their national body The strike was in compliance with the directive of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). However, the doctors strike has not taken its toll on medical services in the hospital as consultants have Read More