Health workers to Buhari: Inject CONHESS into 2022 budget or expect showdown

December 27, 2021 Administrator 0

Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) has said they would not guarantee industrial peace in the sector if Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) was not adjusted in the 2022 budget before passage. The health workers said any attempt to do otherwise would be met with stiff resistance. National chairman of JOHESU, Biobelemoye Josiah, who Read More

COVID-19: 180,000 health workers died globally in 16 months – WHO

October 27, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

A report released Wednesday by the World Health Organisation (WHO) said some 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers globally are estimated to have died from COVID-19 between January 2020 and May 2021. The report stated that less than one in 10 healthcare workers in Africa are fully vaccinated and more than 128,000 have been infected with the virus, The agency has Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

Updated: Health workers shelve strike again, meet FG Wednesday

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have announced the shelving of their planned strike. This followed an invitation for a meeting with the federal government scheduled for Wednesday 6, 2021. The decision was announced Tuesday in a communiqué signed by JOHESU’s acting general secretary , Comrade M.O, Ajorutu at the end of an Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

Pandemic: Expert urges Nigeria to collaborate with African countries

September 16, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The founder of TEXEM firms in UK, Dr Alim Abubakre on Thursday urged multi-sector organisations in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries to collaborate in enhancing their capabilities towards present and future responses to national pandemics. The British-Nigerian expert made this known in Abuja while speaking to journalists on a virtual interview. While referring to relevant authorities, Dr. Abubakre, an Read More

Edo nurse dies of Covid-19

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A nurse in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo state, has reportedly died of coronavirus-related illness. The unnamed health worker, 56 (male), was said to be a staff of Auchi General Hospital until his death on September 10, 2021. The state team leader on Covid-19, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, who disclosed this during the daily update of the pandemic, Read More

COVID-19: Edo to make vaccination compulsory for teachers

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Any public school teacher in Edo state who is yet to take the coronavirus vaccines by the middle of September will either choose between work or stay at home, the state government has said. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamuyi Irowa, stated Thursday during the daily update of COVID-19 that the directive also apply to health Read More

Cholera outbreak claims 43 in Borno, 559 suspected cases recorded

September 1, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno State Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Hon. Juliana Bitrus, has declared outbreak of cholera in the state, following environmental and health factors in 7 local government areas which claimed many lives. She said so far as at Tuesday, 31st August 2021, reports showed that a total of 42 lives had been lost; 559 suspected cases have been recorded, Read More

Cholera: Fear, anxiety mount over rising deaths

August 27, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

…1,178 die in 23 states, FCT – NCDC ‘… Deaths unnecessary, compounded by doctor’s strike’ … Poor hygiene, unsafe behaviour fuelling infection – Expert ‘… We’ve no business recording large-scale outbreak’ There has been mounting fear and anxiety over rising number of deaths from the resurgence of cholera in 22 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), amidst Read More

Over 100, 000 spouses, adolescents graduate from reproductive health programme, others – SCI

August 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Save the Children International (SCI) has said that over 100,000 married and adolescents and very young adolescents have graduated from its safe space programme. The feat, which was achieved through its Reach and Empowering Adolescents to make informed choices for their Heath in Nigeria (REACH project). The project also improved their knowledge on the access and utilization of Safe Reproductive Read More

Bauchi flags off phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination with 100, 296 doses

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government on Saturday flagged off the phase 2 of COVID 19 vaccination with 100,296 doses across the 20 local government areas of the state. The state Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 and deputy of Bauchi state Baba Tela, disclosed this during the inauguration of the phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Bauchi. He said the state received 100,296 Read More

Mosquito and malaria

U.S. donates 5m nets to control malaria in Oyo

August 17, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. government, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has donated 5 million insecticide-treated bed nets to Oyo state as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets for every Nigerian to be protected from the deadly disease. A press statement by USAID, Monday, said the nets would reach all 33 local government areas in the state. “The bed Read More

Resident doctors: One strike too many

August 13, 2021 Administrator 0

The current strike embarked upon by the doctors makes it the second time that they will go on strike this year. In April, this year, their strike lasted for 10 days and this month, the industrial action is on-going. TOPE SUNDAY in this piece takes a look at development . The strike The current industrial action by the medical doctors Read More

Kogi establishes 2 disease centres, assures doctors on support

August 11, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state government has assured health workers in the state that government will not relent in its effort to appreciate the services and sacrifices they have rendered to humanity. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Audu, gave the assurance, Tuesday at Iruvochinomi community in Adavi local government area of the state during the commissioning of an edifice donated to Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

Osun: Flood wrecks havoc inside govt house, other areas affected

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Heavy rain, Tuesday evening, wreak havoc in Osun state as Governor’s house perimeter fence and other houses were affected.  The heavy downpour that lasted for over three hours, started around 7pm till about 11pm.  The perimeter fence of the government house opposite Laro Grammar School, Ilobu road, fell during the heavy rain.  A bridge at Abija street, where vehicles were Read More

Health minister, UNICEF, others call for synergy to end FGM

July 28, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The Federal Ministry of Health, Tuesday called for dialogue among actors in order to end Female genital mutilation (FGM). The minister of health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, who was represented by the head of gender, Adolesence/School of health and elderly division (GASHE) in ministry of Health, noted the need to come up with particular strategy to do away with FGM in Read More

PPB laments dearth of registered physicians practicing in Nigeria

July 7, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Director of Project Pink Blue, Runcie C.W.Chidebe has expressed concern that in Nigeria, there are 74,543 registered physicians, however, only an estimated 40,000 are practicing in the country for over 200 million population. Chidebe, while briefing newsmen in Abuja on the need to declare a State of Emergency on shortage of health workforce in Nigeria and the launch Read More

MHWUN president Biobelemoye crowned Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe

June 3, 2021 Administrator 0

The National President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah has been crowned Ogbodo VIII Amayanabo of Opu-Nembe kingdom, a first class stool in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa state. Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, now to be known as His Royal Majesty, King Biobelemoye Josiah attained the royal stool after defeating two others at Read More

FG offers to increase health workers’ hazard allowance

June 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The federal government has made an offer to increase hazard allowance for all health workers in government health establishments in the country. Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige said this while briefing newsmen Wednesday in Abuja at the end of a meeting between the Presidential Committee on Salaries(PSC), relevant Federal Government Stakeholders and Health Professional Association and Trade Unions. Read More

Celebrating World Nurses’ Week 2021

May 7, 2021 Administrator 0

Nursing; a rather often misunderstood profession usually looked through prisms that portray it in its medieval forms. The tray holders; the trolley pushers and the physicians’ assistants; that’s probably what majority understand nursing profession to be. But it is much more than that. Nursing is care in a holistic form; for the infirmed, the dying and even the most healthy. Read More

Ensure safe blood transfusion practices, commissioner urges health workers

April 22, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has urged health workers and stakeholders in the blood transfusion chain on the need to strictly adhere to safe blood transfusion practices and ensure patient safety in blood transfusion procedures. He stated this during a virtual workshop on safe blood transfusion practices organised by the Lagos State Blood Transfusion Service (LSBTS) Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria has vaccinated over 1 million people – NPHCDA

April 16, 2021 Administrator 0

 The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced  that Nigeria had so far vaccinated over a million eligible people out of its target of 70 percent of the nation’s population. The NPHCDA disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that for the country to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, Read More