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NMA inaugurates 22-member committee in Enugu on Lassa fever

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Enugu State on Monday inaugurated a 22-member committee on Lassa fever following reported re-emergence of the disease in Ebonyi State. Inaugurating the committee, the state Chairman of the association, Dr Cajetan Onyedum, said the...

Sokoto: 1,956 patients from 10 LGs benefitted from free Eye care

  No fewer than 1,956 persons from 10 local government areas of Sokoto State suffering from various eye ailments have benefited from Sen. Aliyu Wamakko’s free eye-care programme. Wamakko’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Bashir Mani, disclosed this to...

Polio: FCT targets 900,000 for immunisation

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board has said over 900,000 children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 vaccination across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary, Dr Mathew Ashikeni said in Abuja...

Kano targets 3.2m children for immunisation

The Kano State Government has said it is targeting about 3.2 million children below the age of five for its polio immunisation scheduled for this month. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, disclosed this in a media briefing...

Zamfara’s NMA president dies

  The President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Zamfara, Dr Tijjani Sa’idu, has died. The NMA’s Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature, made this disclosure in a statement made available in Gusau on Thursday. The statement said: “With total submission to the...

Expert recommends residency training as panacea to brain drain

Dr Bello Muhammad, the Medical Director, Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, says residency training remains the panacea to brain drain in hospitals. Muhammad said this in Gusau while speaking at the public presentation of the 4th Edition of...

Foundation seeks collaboration with NAN to create awareness against cancer

Project Pink Blue, an NGO, is seeking partnership with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to help create awareness in the fight against cancer in the country. The Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr Runcie Chidebe, made the disclosure on...

FMC Makurdi to commence dialysis services Jan. 11

The Managing Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Dr Peteru Inunduh on Thursday said the centre would commence dialysis services on January 11. Inunduh disclosed this in Makurdi during the test run and training of staff to man the dialysis machines,...

Commission disburses N15.5m medical assistance to patients

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Thursday disbursed N15.5 million to hospitals and pharmaceutical shops for the treatment of indigent patients across the state. The Chairman of the commission, Malam Lawal Maidoki, said this while distributing the money...

Bauchi to spend N42m on medical store projects

The Bauchi State Drugs Management and Medical Consumables Agency (DMMA), has commenced the construction of two zonal medical stores at the cost of N42 million. The projects are sited in Katagum and Ningi local government areas of the state. The Managing...

LAUTECH resident doctors resist transfer of 55 members

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso Chapter, Oyo State on Thursday rejected the purported transfer of 55 of its members by state government. Dr Sebastine Oiwoh, the ARD Chairman, while reacting to the development...

NDLEA seeks Edo’s support to destroy illicit drugs

The Edo State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called for support from the state government to enable it to destroy more than 130,000 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa. The Commander of agency in the state, Mr Buba...

CMD promises improved service delivery at Taraba Specialist Hospital

The newly appointed Chief Medical Director (CMD), Taraba Specialist Hospital, Jalingo, Dr Alex Maiangwa, on Friday promised improved service delivery. Maiangwa made the promise in Jalingo while receiving a hand over note from his predecessor, Dr Joel Rimande. He pledged...

Buhari pledges increased investment in health sector

The Federal Government will increase investment in the health sector, so that the country can halt the loss of well trained professionals to other lands.   President Muhammadu Buhari made the pledge when he received the executive members of Medical and...

Imo records 68% drop in immunisation rate

Immunisation rate in Imo State has dropped by 68 per cent, a report by the World Health Organisation has indicated. Dr Stella Ukaegbu,  the Coordinator,  Primary Health Care Facilities, Imo State Ministry of Health, disclosed  this at a sensitisation and...

Kano to spend over N80m on Health Week

 Kano State Government has said it is planning to spend over N80 million in the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH). The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Getso, announced this at a news conference ahead of the week...

Is Federal Government curbing medical tourism with Cancer Radiotherapy Centre?

On Dec. 2, a radiotherapy centre with new Multileave Linear Accelerator, LINAC for cancer treatment was inaugurated at the National Hospital Abuja, by the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo. The inauguration, no doubt was to reduce the burden...

U.S. donates $8.1m insecticide-treated mosquito nets to Sokoto

The U.S. Government has donated 2.9 million insecticide-treated bed nets worth 8.1 million dollars for distribution in Sokoto State. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja said the nets, donated through President Muhammadu Buhari Malaria Initiative, would be distributed in the 23...

UN agency requires $1.1b for 2018 North-East interventions

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) said it requires $1.1 billion to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in North-East. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the agency had concluded arrangements to...

300 doctors left Nigeria in 2016 – NMA President

Three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016,  the National President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. Mike Ogirima has revealed. He said more doctors have joined the migration train this year. He did not give any statistics, although TBI...

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