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Presidency To Commercialise Aso Rock Clinic

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, on Wednesday said the management of the State House Medical Centre would among other things seek its commercialisation to address its dwindling fortune. According to a statement by the Deputy Director (Information), State House, Mr. Attah Esa, the Permanent Secretary was reacting to a recent media report on the state of the ...

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Equip Nigerian hospitals like UK’s, NMA tells Buhari

• Aso Villa Chapel celebrates president’s return • Govs congratulate Nigerians, seek more prayers The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to replicate medical equipment he saw in London during his treatment in Nigerian hospitals before the end of 2019. NMA said doctors in the country would have been able to handle the president’s health challenge ...

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Kogi mysterious disease: Death toll rise to 62

The Kogi State Government has confirmed that about 62 people have been killed by a strange disease in the Western part of the State. As at Thursday, 17th August 2017, the death toll was at 50. Speaking with DAILY POST on the latest development on Friday, the state Commissioner for Health Dr Saka Haruna said information reaching the ministry shows ...

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Seek prompt medical assistance, avoid self medication, medical practitioner urges Nigerians

A medical practitioner, Dr Patrick Eze, has advised Nigerians  to seek early treatment of their diseases in the hospital, particularly communicable disease, to avoid spreading them to others. In statement entitled “Tuberculosis, The Bitter Truth” in Abuja on Sunday, Eze said that major diseases like Tuberculosis thrived in Nigeria because of Nigerians indulged in self medication in treating such diseases. ...

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Over 100 million Nigerians can’t afford treatment in hospitals – Dogara

• Reps vow to expose NHIS saboteurs The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has said that over 100 million Nigerians cannot afford to pay bills for treatment of illnesses in public health facilities.Dogara spoke while declaring open an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives committee probing into the compliance rate of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) ...

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Doctor urges Nigerians to sue hospitals for patients’ mismanagement

A Consultant Family Medicine and Obstetrics, Dr. Omoniyi Adebisi, has urged Nigerians whose relatives die as a result of negligence to seek redress in court. Adebisi, who is sponsoring free deliveries and surgeries for pregnant women in Osun State, said this on Monday, at a seminar organised for journalists to drum support for safe deliveries in Nigeria. The United States-based ...

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Nigeria’s low ranking in global healthcare index

That Nigeria was ranked low in the recently released global healthcare ranking is not surprising. The state of healthcare delivery in the country is appalling and there has been too much national lamentation over the situation for too long. The report merely reinforced what is already known over which calls have been made for government to make improvements. The first ...

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Workers shut Bingham University Teaching Hospital

Striking workers of the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, on Wednesday locked up the hospital’s gates, vowing to keep the hospital shut until their salaries were paid. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who visited the hospital, reports that no one was allowed into the premises as the angry workers turned back patients and staff on morning ...

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Ramadan: Drink plenty water before fasting –Physician

Physician, Dr. Sam Onuh, has advised Muslims who wish to fast during the Ramadan to consume enough water few days to its commencement and throughout the period. Onuh, who works at the Omu-Aran General Hospital in Kwara State, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that consuming enough water would reduce the possibility of dehydration in the course of the fast. NAN ...

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LUTH workers stage one day protest over poor working conditions

Workers of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, on Wednesday, staged a one-day peaceful protest demanding for improved condition of service and tools. The workers are asking the management of the hospital to address their promotion arrears, shortage of staff and other rights. The workers said the protest followed a directive from all their national bodies in Abuja to resolve the ...

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