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The member representing Doma South in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) Musa Abubakar Ibrahim has raised an alarm that Hepatitis is ravaging his constituency with a mortality rate of twenty-eight persons from October 2023 to date as a result of Hepatitis. Ibrahim gave the horrifying figure in a motion during a plenary in Lafia on Monday, urging the government to take urgent action to address the situation and improve healthcare in rural areas....

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Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche, the Vice-Chancellor of Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba (PAAU) has called on government at all levels to establish mechanism whereby patients suffering from cancer would receive treatment at subsidized rate as a result of huge capital involvement in handling the ailment. Marietu made the call during a memorial lecture held in honour of former Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba, Dr Emmanuel Busayo Agbana who...

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Human Papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines have been administered to 484,761 girls from October to December 2023 by the Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB). HPV is a viral infection commonly causes skin or mucous membrane growths (warts). It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). Dr Ibrahim Mustafa, Permanent Secretary of the board who disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Lagos, explained that the girls were inoculated during the Phase 1...

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A pet project, “Safe Space Humanitarian Initiative (SASHIN)” founded by the wife of Katsina state governor, Mrs Zulaihat Radda in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Health has supported 12,202 patients of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) with free drugs in 2023. The governor’s wife made this known while launching the distribution of Sickle Cell Disease and antimalarial drugs in Katsina on Monday. “The project registered and provided drugs and support to 12,202 sickle cell patients across...

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The project coordinator Jigawa state COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (JCARES) and desk officers of the programme in 27 local government areas of the state have been suspended over alleged misappropriation and contract abuse. Also suspended are the provosts, registrars, and bursars of the College of Health Science, Jahun, and the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kudu. Alhaji Sagir Musa, the Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, while briefing newsmen in Dutse...

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The Adamawa State Government through the Ministry of Health on Thursday sealed eight private Health Training Institutions in the state for operating without being licensed. The affected institutions are Fat-Hur-Rahman College of Health Sciences and Technology, Wuro Hausa Yola, College of Health Technology, Almashkur International Academy Yola, and School of Health Technology Kazaure, Dougirei Jimeta Yola. Others are Savannah Model College of Health Sciences and Technology, Jimeta-Yola, Jimeta Central College of Health Science and Technology,...

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Activities have been grounded at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, EKSUTH, in densely populated Ado-Ekiti town as a result of an emergency and indefinite strike declared by resident doctors of the hospital following a surprise attack by hoodlums. The hoodlums, in a rush of misplaced rage and grief, attacked the hospital on Monday morning. A letter addressed to the chief medical director of the hospital, Kayode Olabanji by the resident doctors said the mob...

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The former Governor of Anambra state and Labour Party 2023 Presidential candidate in Nigeria, Peter Obi calls on well-meaning Nigerians and donor agencies to continue to support the health and education sectors in pulling the Nigerian populace out of poverty. Peter Obi stated this when he visited the Immaculate Heart Specialist Hospital in Nkpor, Anambra State where he presented a cheque in favor of the hospital for improving healthcare delivery to the people. Presenting the...

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Due to the negative effects on people’s health caused by tobacco smoking, Pella District in Hong’s local government area has stepped up measures against the act. The District Head, Alhaji Saleh Mamman Daksiri disclosed this, said one of the culprits has served a prison term in that regard, and reminded parents of their responsibility of ensuring that their children do not indulge in smoking. He applauded Njir Hoba for sensitizing the public to the dangers...

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Nurses working at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, protested against an Due to alleged exclusion from the 2023 promotion carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health, Nurses working at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday staged a protest over the issue. The nurses under the umbrella body of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) described harsh working conditions and urged the management...

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