What The PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubaka Had to Say About Nigerian Hospitals

If elected president following the presidential election in February of next year, Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential nominee, has stated he could avoid using Nigerian hospitals for personal healthcare. At the AriseTV town hall discussion on Sunday, Atiku, who is also the PDP’s presidential contender in the 2019 general election, was asked if he would use the nation’s hospitals to show other politicians and the elite a clear example of not using foreign medical treatment. The former vice president admitted that it was clear that the country’s…

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Gunmen disguise as worshippers, massacre over 35 in Ondo church

Ondo Attack

There was pandemonium at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo,  the headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State as gunmen attacked the church on Sunday. The attack on the church in Owo,  the hometown of the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, came barely a week after the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Bishop Samuel Kanu-Uche, was kidnapped in Abia State by gunmen the priest later identified as Fulani youths. It was learnt the gunmen, who attacked the Catholic church, arrived at the premises, which is…

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Ondo attack: Residents coming out to donate blood —Ondo doctor

Ondo Attack

A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Dr. Charles Atimoh says there has been a massive turnout of Ondo residents to donate blood following the attack on St Francis Catholic Church on Sunday.  Speaking with PUNCH HealthWise in a telephone interview Atimoh praised the residents of the town for responding well to the call for voluntary blood donation to save victims of the attack.  He also disclosed that doctors who were initially off duty have also made themselves available to provide medical care to the surviving victims. He,…

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Over 70% of women below 50 yrs at risk of fibroids — Fertility expert, Dr Ajayi

Fibroid

OVER 70 percent of women below 50 years are at risk of fibroid, a foremost fertility specialist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi, has said. Ajayi,who disclosed this during a virtual session,tagged:”Hangout on Infertility and Fibroids”,also said women who using birth control pills and those that experience early menstrual periods were sucsestible to fibroids. While admonishing women not to panick upon discovery that they have fibroids,the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nordica Fertility Centre,said  there were many treatment options to fibroid besides open surgery. Even as he noted that,“There are some…

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Goodknight, FG partner to harness innovation to end malaria

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As the world marks this year’s World Malaria Day today, Godrej Nigeria, makers of GoodKnight Power Shots Insecticide is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Health through the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) Abuja, to intensify efforts geared towards the elimination of malaria in Nigeria by donating 10,000 Goodknight power shots to the Ministry. Through research, Godrej developed the Goodknight Power Shots for Nigerians and it has made a significant impact in the country in the last two years. The malaria elimination efforts with the Federal government, according to the…

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NAFDAC gets WHO’s certification to produce vaccines locally

Vaccine Production in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, says it has finally obtained the World Health Organisation approval to produce vaccines locally, with the attainment of 868 recommendations. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye, made this known on Wednesday (today) at a press conference in Abuja, noting that the feat has made Nigeria the third African country and few globally to attain the status. “With the attainment of 868 recommendations, we (NAFDAC) can manufacture our own vaccines,” she added. She disclosed that the process of local vaccine…

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Community pharmacists seek inclusion in Lagos health insurance scheme

Lagos State chapter of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria has called on the state government to include pharmacists as care providers in its health insurance scheme. Speaking at the association’s annual general meeting, the chairman, Pharm Lawrence Ekhator, said pharmacists must be duly engaged in the scheme, adding that it would yield little or no interest if ACPN does not have a space in the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme. He said, “We are insisting as ACPN that pharmacists that live where the people nearer to the people…

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COVID cases increase in Nigeria by 500% in 2 weeks

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said, yesterday that the country recorded a 500 per cent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks due to Delta and Omicron variants. To this end, the NCDC has launched its yuletide season campaign tagged: #CelebrateResponsibly as part of the #TakeResponsibility campaign which began in February 2020. As at December 19, 2021, a total of 223,887 cases and 2,985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria in the 36 states and the FCT. Director-General of NCDC,  Dr. Ifedayo  Adetifa…

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Covid-19: Lagos ranks top in Covid cases

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Densely-populated Lagos State is driving Nigeria’s COVID-19 surge as the country registered 1,584 new infections on Friday. Lagos, the smallest state in Nigeria has a land mass of 1,171.28 square kilometres and an estimated population of between 17.5 million and 21 million as of 2020. About 6,871 people live in every square kilometre of Lagos State according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday that out of the 1,584 new infections recorded on Friday, Lagos State, the nation’s epicentre recorded 906 cases. This…

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Tennant Creek in Australia goes into lockdown

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Tennant Creek has a low vaccination rate of below 70 per cent first dose Lockdown rules say residents must stay home for the lockdown period, only allowed to leave home for the following five reasons: Medical treatment, including COVID testing or vaccination Essential goods and services, like groceries and medications. Only one household member should visit the store, once per day Essential work One hour of outdoor exercise per day, within 5 kilometres of home, with one other person or people from your household To provide care to a family…

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