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JOHESU TO PROCEED ON NATIONWIDE STRIKE TAGGED ‘OPERATION ALLIGATOR BITE’

The Joint Health Sector Unions is planning to be the latest Union to down tools. JOHESU says it will call its affiliates to begin a nationwide strike next Wednesday, after government failed to meet their demands. The demands include: payment of arrears of specialist allowances and upgrade of their members due for promotion. JOHESU says its planned action will be ...

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ARD Strike: FG orders federal hospitals to recruit casual doctors

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has directed chief medical directors and medical directors of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors to augment the services of consultants, National Youth Service Corps doctors and  medical doctors on internship pending the resolution of the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors. The order was contained ...

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NMA, resident doctors divided over strike

• Meet today to resolve lingering issues • More hospitals join, others shun industrial action The parent body of all medical doctors in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), is not happy with the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).Resident doctors are postgraduate doctors attached to specialist centres such as teaching and general hospitals with ...

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Striking doctors to repeat internship

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has declared the ongoing strike by members of the National Association of Resident Doctor illegal. The medical council warned that any doctor who participated in the industrial action might repeat his or her internship without remuneration. This was contained  in a statement by the MDCN entitled, “Professional Ethics for House Officers/Interns,” issued on ...

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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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Doctor’s “stamp” launches to catch quack physicians

Health minister Isaac Adewole has launched a “doctor’s stamp”, a device to check quackery in the medical profession. A doctor’s “stamp” carries a logo of the National Medical Association, the doctor’s name, identification number, licence number, graduation year and other security features that are visible only under ultraviolet light. The stamp launched at annual general meeting of the association in ...

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Lassa fever: NMA urges more public enlightenment, hygiene

As Lassa fever outbreak resurfaced in Lagos State, the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has called for more public enlightenment and personal hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease. A factional Chairman of NMA, Dr. Olubunmi Omojowolo, made the call in an interview with theNews Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. Omojowolo was reacting to the death ...

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Nigeria needs 10,605 new doctors annually to avert health crisis

A new survey by the Nigerian Polling organization (NOIPolls) and Nigeria Health Watch says that the country will need 10,605 new doctors annually to avert health challenges and meet current population growth rate of 3.5% yearly. In a bid to measure the scope of the trend in emigration of the Nigerian healthcare workforce, particularly medical doctors that has been a ...

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Doctors brainstorm on challenges of heading teaching hospitals

Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and Doctors Time Out Family (DTOF), a non-governmental organization (NGO), have brainstormed on the challenges faced by colleagues as Chief Medical Directors (CMDs), Medical Directors (MDs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of tertiary hospitals. President of NMA, Prof Mike Ogirimma, at an event to mark the second anniversary of DTOF ...

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Senate probes sale, use of ‘kidney-killer’ malaria drugs

 Passes whistleblower protection bill • Reverses self on screening of nominees • Decries suspension from EGMONT The Senate yesterday directed its committee on health to urgently investigate an allegation that 42 anti-malaria drugs banned by the European Union (EU) in all countries are still being stockpiled, sold and consumed in Nigeria. The action of the Senate was informed by the ...

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