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National Centre For Disease Control Brief Senate On Monkey Pox

7 months ago /

The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, noted that the agency had not embarked on any vaccine programme nationwide. He added that there was no diagnostic laboratory...

House Of Reps Investigates State House Clinic

7 months ago /

The House of Representatives has asked an ad-hoc committee to investigate the condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, and alleged irregular deductions from the salaries and allowances of the staff. This house set up the committee after adopting a motion raised by Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on...

Army Denies Allegations On Monkey Pox Vaccination

7 months ago /

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its ongoing free-medical outreach in the southeast is aimed at infecting people with the monkey pox virus. A statement from eighty-two division of the army signed by Colonel Sagir Musa noted that the rumour was engineered to discredit the nigerian army. Colonel Musa added that...

Imo Government Debunks Rumours Of Monkey Pox

7 months ago /

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the  unfounded rumours being spread over the Monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri The state government said the Monkey Pox Virus is not in Imo state.  According to the government, no child, pupil or student has been immunized or is being...

33 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox Reported In Seven States - Minister

7 months ago /

The Nigerian government says it has improved on its response mechanism to the outbreak of diseases in the country.  To justify this claim, government has engaged the services of three hundred surveillance officers to notify the relevant health agencies of disease outbreak for quick intervention.  Speaking against the backdrop of the recent...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

7 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

Monkey Pox Virus: Cross River Records Three Suspected Cases In Ikom ‬

7 months ago /

Three suspected cases of monkey pox virus have been recorded in Okuni, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State. The state commissioner for health, Inyangasibong who confirmed the case to AIT’s Rasheed Olanrewaju in Calabar said the index case was traced to Akwaibom state by a trader who came to...

Monkey Pox: Britain Offers To Help Nigeria

7 months ago /

The British government has assured of its readiness to help Nigeria in combating the spread of monkey pox disease and other health related issues. The British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils stated this while on a visit to the Kwara branch office of the federation of women lawyers [FIDA]...

DAAR To Support Immunization Efforts Across Nigeria

7 months ago /

DAAR communications PLC says it will continue to support immunization coverage across Nigeria. The group managing director of DAAR communications PLC, Anegbe Akiotu made the pledge when the executive director of the national primary healthcare development agency Faisal Shuaibu visited him in his office at the Kpaduma hill headquarters of the...

Diabetes Foot Awareness Held In Abuja

7 months ago /

Nigerians need to continually maintain healthy lifestyle and engage in regular medical check-ups to prevent complications arising from diabetes. Speaking at a training programme on diabetes footcare for health professionals in Abuja on Monday, a professor at the college of health sciences at the university of Abuja, Felicia Anumah said diabetes...

Cross River government activates surveillance team on Monkey pox

7 months ago /

Following the outbreak of the deadly monkey poxvirus in neighboring Bayelsa state, Cross River state government has activated its disease outbreak and surveillance response team at both local and international boarder communities across the state.  The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong said the activation of the state disease outbreak, surveillance...

FG reacts to Monkey pox outbreak in Bayelsa

7 months ago /

The Minister Of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for calm on the reported suspected cases of monkey pox disease in Bayelsa state. Professor Adewole said health authorities in Bayelsa state gave been placed on alert, the patients suspected of having monkey pox quarantined, while supportive treatments were being offered to the...

Striking Health Workers Resume

7 months ago /

Striking Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU resumed work on Tuesday. In a statement by the chairman Biobelemoye Josiah and secretary, Florence Ekpebor, all branches are to hold their congresses on Wednesday to present before them agreements and circulars from government. In line with the agreed terms with the federal government to suspend...

Resident Doctors’ Strike Looms

7 months ago /

A fresh crisis is brewing within the health sector as doctors and non-medical staff bicker over government’s welfare package. The bone of contention is the possible bridging of disparity between the welfare package for doctors and non-medical staff. Ordinarily, medical doctors and non-medical doctors in any medical centre are supposed to be...

Health Workers Continue Strike

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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...


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