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Health Workers Continue Strike

4 months ago /

The Joint Health Sector Unions have resolved to continue the ongoing strike in all federal health institutions pending the outcome of a meeting scheduled for this Saturday with the federal government A statement jointly signed by JOHESU national chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and national secretary Epkebor Florence called on state councils to...

JOHESU Condemns Assault Of It's Members

4 months ago /

The joint health sector unions have condemned the continuous harassment and intimidation of their members in Irrua specialist teaching hospital by the chairman of the medical advisory committee of the hospital, Wilson Ovienria. The union in a statement by the national chairman, Biobelomoye Josiah, accused the chairman, medical advisory committee of...

House Of Reps Committee Calls For Adequate Funding Of Research Institutes

4 months ago /

The House Of Representatives committee on science and technology has charged the federal government to improve its budgetary allocation to the sector as this will help improve home grown technology.  The chairman house committee on science and technology Beni Lar who led an eight man committee on oversight visit to...

Cross River State Improves Primary Health Care

4 months ago /

The Cross River state government has been advised to go beyond building and renovating primary health centres to look into the problems of quality staffing and equipment needed at various primary health care centres across the state. Clan head of Nko in Yakurr local government area of the state, Amonka Owoye who spoke...

Army Goes On Medical Outreach In Ahiazu, Imo State

4 months ago /

Over one thousand indigenes of Ahiara, Mbaise in Imo state south east Nigeria have benefited from free medical services carried out by the Nigeria army 82 division Brigadier general James Jikemian representing the chief of army staff said the outreach is to bridge the gap between the army and civilians The exercise...

NHIS Set For Repositioning

5 months ago /

The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS says it has finally emerged from distractions caused by allegations of fraud leveled against top officials of the scheme. At a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, the scheme’s acting executive secretary Attahiru Ibrahim said the NHIS is set to begin re-accreditation of health management...

Ayade Deploys 50 Ultra Sound Machines

5 months ago /

As part of the efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality in cross river state, the government has taken delivery of 50 portable ultra-sound machines, 137 solar systems, 1000 cell phones, beddings and other medical equipment. They are to be deployed to primary health centres across the state.  Taking delivery of  ...

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

5 months ago /

After ten days of strike resident doctors have suspended action after consideration of efforts by the federal government and progress made in addressing the items on the notice of their ultimatum and strike, as well as implementing the contents of the re-negotiated memorandum of settlement In message by the doctors, forwarded...

National Biosafety Agency Raise Alarm Over Genetically Modified Maize

5 months ago /

The National Biosafety management agency has raised the alert over tons of genetically modified maize imported into the country without necessary government approval Director general of the agency, Rufus Egbegba said that the agency got notice of the importation through an intelligence report and has set in motion necessary machineries to...

Health Workers Threaten Strike

5 months ago /

The joint health sector union of Nigeria, an affiliate of the Nigeria labour congress, has issued a 7-day notice of strike to begin midnight of Wednesday, September 20, 2017. At a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, the union said in 2012 agreements were reached on some of its demands and others...

Abia Doctors Snub Strike

5 months ago /

Normal activities are going on at the federal medical centre, Umuahia, Abia state despite the strike called by the national association of residents’ doctors. This is because resident doctors at the hospital are not in a hurry to join the ongoing strike.  This was confirmed by the public relations officer of the...

Cross River State Tackles Diseases

5 months ago /

To check epidemic diseases in riverine communities, cross river state government has taken the campaign against Lassa fever, polio and other prevalent diseases to Bakassi boarder area near Cameroon. The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong who led the team said the need to strengthen healthcare delivery along the international boarder line...

Health Minister Directs MDs And CMDs To Ensure Continuous Services In Their Hospitals

5 months ago /

The minister of health, prof Isaac Adewole has directed medical directors and chief medical directors of federal government owned hospitals to ensure that consultants and youth corps doctors as well as doctors on internship are on duty to provide health services at the hospitals in order to ensure there is...

Cholera Outbreak: 14 Dead, 230 Admitted In Borno IDP Camp

5 months ago /

Fourteen persons have died and 230 people are currently on admission following an Outbreak of cholera in an IDP camp at Muna garage in Borno State. In response to the outbreak, the U.N. has opened an emergency hospital in the camp and the patients are currently being admitted in two facilities. Officials...

 

Medical Directors Guide Calls For Speedy Resolution Of NHIS Crisis

6 months ago /

The guild of medical directors is calling for speedy resolution of the face- off between the ministry of health and the national health insurance scheme in order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of basic healthcare across the country. A statement by the president, Femi Babalola said the current situation has affected the...

Cross-River Government Tackles VVF Upsurge

6 months ago /

The Cross-River state government has given directives for corrective surgery on at least one thousand affected women every year to tackle the increasing cases of Vesicovaginal fistula in the state. By this directive and with the support of the federal ministry of health and the world health organization, at least ten...

Minister Of Health Call For The Full Implementation Of The National Tobacco Act

6 months ago /

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole has called for the full implementation of the national tobacco act as part of efforts to reduce the rising prevalence of tobacco related diseases. At a sensitization workshop for members of law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Monday, the minister said the active involvement of...

Lawmakers Agree To Formulate Common Strategies To Achieve Better Health Care Services

6 months ago /

Federal and state lawmakers have agreed to formulate common strategies in their approach to appropriation, representative and oversight to achieve better health care services. They arrived at this resolution at the unveiling of an initiative called the universal health coverage in Abuja. The gathering of the lawmakers in Abuja afforded them the...

Reactions Trail The Suspension Of Top Officials Of NHIS

6 months ago /

Reactions have been trailing the suspension of top officials of the national health insurance scheme, NHIS over allegations of fraud, nepotism and abuse of office. A committee has been set up to look into the matter, but while the investigation lingers, Nigerians are at the receiving end of an ailing health sector. The...

Japanese Govt. Hands Over A Fully Equipped Healthcare Centre In Shere Koro Of Bwari Area Council

7 months ago /

The Japanese government has handed over a fully equipped and solar powered healthcare centre in shere koro area of the bwari area council to the federal capital territory administration. But beyond this cheering news lies the pains of community members whose access to the basic necessities of life is almost forgotten. About...


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