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The House of Representatives committee on health care services has created a panel to address the issues raised by the resident doctors. Tanko Sununu, chairman of the committee, announced the development after a closed-door meeting with the doctors on Friday. He affirmed that the committees will ensure that complaints made by the resident doctors are resolved. Resident doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike on April 1 over the failure of the government to address...

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The Senate Committee on Health said on Thursday says the Presidency should have consulted the National Assembly before converting the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to the Presidential Steering Committee. Chairman of the Senate panel, Yahaya Oloriegbe, stated these during a public hearing on a bill seeking to establish a Federal Medical Centre in Mubi, Adamawa State. “I was listening to the radio yesterday (Wednesday) and I heard that the PTF (on COVID-19) has been...

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The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has said Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1, also called “Bird flu”. Avian Influenza has strains of the influenza virus that primarily infects birds but can also infect humans. NCDC Boss disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, while giving highlights of the...

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has raised the alarm that it is being threatened by some government agencies to call off its ongoing strike. This comes four days into the nationwide strike which according to the association is to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to honour their agreements, including the payment of salary arrears and indemnity for their colleagues who died in the line of COVID-19 duty. The National President,...

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KANO — No few than 16,000 patients from the five Emirate Councils in Kano have benefitted from the State’s free dental and oral health services. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, disclosed this on Friday, at the closing ceremony of the free dental outreach inaugurated on March 20, to mark World Oral Health Day. He said that the exercise which began on March 20, had surpassed its 15,000 target beneficiaries across the state. According...

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ABUJA — The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday commenced an indefinite nationwide strike to press home their demands for improved welfare and working conditions. The doctors are also demanding immediate payment of all salaries owed to all House Officers as well as March salaries not paid before the end of business on March 31. The President of the association, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency...

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The federal government has said not all feverish symptoms should be regarded as malaria or treated with antimalaria drugs. Chinelo Ogbodo, chief community development officer of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), cautioned against such an act while speaking at a meeting in Akwanga, Nasarawa state. she advised Nigerians to undergo a medical test before taking antimalarial drugs as not all fevers are symptoms of malaria. Ogbodo described the treatment of every form of fever...

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The Federal Government has rejected plans by the Senate to upgrade some medical facilities to tertiary health institutions in Adamawa State. The Senate is proposing three bills to give legal backing to the upgrade of the health institutions. The bills sponsored by the Senator representing Adamawa Central, Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani include the National Dermatology Hospital, Garkida Adamawa, Establishment Bill 2021; Teaching Hospital for the Modibbo Adama University, Yola and Federal Medical Centres Establishment Bill....

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The Spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has said that his employer began his yearly medical trip to London even before he came to office as Nigeria’s president in 2015. The spokesperson revealed this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen at the departure wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, just after his principal departed the country for London medical check-up. He said, “The President is looking at the window...

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YOLA — Adamawa State Program Manager, Tuberculosis and Leprosy program, Dr. Boniface Gundiri says each day about 4,000 persons lost their lives to TB diseases, and close to 28,000 fell ill. Boniface revealed this during the commemoration of this year’s world tuberculosis day with a team “the clock is ticking ” held at State Specialist Hospital, Yola Wednesday, said global efforts are being made to combat the disease as 63 million lives have been saved...

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