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Wike Mandated Our Transition Panel To Destroy Amaechi Politically – Henry Ugboma
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Wike Mandated Our Transition Panel To Destroy Amaechi Politically – Henry Ugboma

A member of Wike’s transition committee, now Chief Medical Director of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Prof. Henry Ugboma, has accused the Rivers State Governor of setting an agenda to discredit his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Speaking on Arise TV programme on Monday, Ugboma stated that tarnishing Amaechi’s image was Wike’s number one agenda even before his inauguration as governor of the state. Ugboma said, “I can rightly tell you that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has this paranoid issue against the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. I noticed this as a member of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and that was one of the reasons I left the party. “I was a member of the transition committee set up by Wike imme...
Coronavirus: Chief Medical Director, Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba Tests Positive
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Coronavirus: Chief Medical Director, Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba Tests Positive

The Chief Medical Director of Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Bowale Abimbola, has tested positive for Coronavirus. SaharaReporters gathered that Abimbola is presently being treated in one of the wards in the hospital. "Yes, he is positive, that’s why you haven’t seen him in public unlike before. It was even Dr Nifemi Bella Oloniniyi that received honourable members of Lagos State House of Assembly during their visit to our facility. "I was told he had a meeting with someone who later showed symptoms of COVID-19, so his samples were immediately taken for test and his results returned positive last week,” a source told SaharaReporters.
COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre
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COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) have equipped a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first COVID-19 case to be admitted. Prof Darlington Obaseki, Chief Medical Director of UBTH disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Benin. “The Isolation Centre is functioning actively and striving for expanded services in the event of more cases of COVID-19 requiring admission. “UBTH in anticipation of COVID-19 patients, promptly repurposed, re-structured, equipped and activated a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first case to be admitted. “The Centre operates with the full complement of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other personnel needed to provide care. “The Isolation Centre is supported by a dedicated 2-bedde...
UCH’s CMD, Jesse Otegbayo Recovers From COVID-19
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UCH’s CMD, Jesse Otegbayo Recovers From COVID-19

After eight days of isolation and treatment, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19. The Nation gathered through the Head of Public Relations Unit of the hospital Mr Toye Akinrinlola that the last test on his blood sample has come back negative. Akinrinlola said the test result arrived at about 3:45 pm to gladden the heart of family, friends and workers of the institution. Otegbayo had tested positive to the virus seven days ago. He said he may have contracted the virus through Board meetings of the hospital held from Monday to Wednesday last week. The week-long meetings were suspended on Thursday after some members showed symptoms of COVID-19. He was among the eight confirm...
COVID-19: UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Otegbayo Jesse Tests Positive
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COVID-19: UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Otegbayo Jesse Tests Positive

On Monday 23rd March, we commenced a 12man quarterly board meeting which was meant to last 5 days in the hospital, we observed social distancing and other precautionary measures for covid-19 as much as possible. https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184646088302592?s=19 However, on Wednesday morning, one of us presented with what appeared to be symptoms of covid-19, his samples were immediately taken for test and the meeting called off. https://twitter.com/UchCmd/status/1244184649124937728?s=19 His results returned positive on Friday morning and every participant (including me) immediately went into self-isolation while our samples were also taken for test. Unfortunately, my result returned positive on Saturday afternoon & I remain in isolation as I am not symptomatic. https:/...
Kidnapped CMD’s son, two health officials regain freedom
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Kidnapped CMD’s son, two health officials regain freedom

The son of the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Lafia Hospital, Apata, Ibadan, Kayode Sule, has regained his freedom alongside the two hospital staff he was kidnapped with by suspected herdsmen along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.   Though it couldn't be confirmed if the N50m ransom was paid, however it was gathered that Kayode, Dele Adigun and Opeyemi Abifarin were released on late Friday night July 26th by their abductors who were said to be about 15 in number.   The CMD's son who sustained gunshot injury on the leg, is being given medical attention after regaining freedom. When the Oyo State Command was contacted by The Nation, they reportedly said that the area where the released victims were taken, was not within Oyo State police command.
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Commences Open Heart Surgery
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Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Commences Open Heart Surgery

The Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto has commenced open heart surgery. Briefing newsmen in Sokoto, acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Nasir Muhammed said the disease was a common problem all over the world and that anything that affect the heart could lead to untimely death. According to him, over 5,000 people require heart surgery in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara state. “And these people are mostly poor who could not afford such treatment. Before now, the only closest hospital where such operation is available is Nizamiyya hospital in Abuja and the least they can charge is five million Naira or one has to travel oversea where he can pay double,” he said Muhammed who noted that open heart surgery was capital intensive, said the hospital woul...
Lagos Probes LASUTH Over Baale’s Wife Death
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Lagos Probes LASUTH Over Baale’s Wife Death

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was probing the allegation against the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH that its negligence and alleged unethical conduct of its personnel led to the death of one Mrs Omolara Kalejaiye. The probe, which will be handled by the Ministry of Health, is aimed at unravelling the circumstances leading to the death of the woman and the attitude of the health workers while she was in their care. The wife of the Baale of Otumara II in the Apapa area of the state was rushed to the hospital for treatment in an emergency situation on December 11, 2018. The 45-year-old was reportedly attended to in a wheelchair due to the lack of bed space. It was gathered that the woman was placed on oxygen to support her breathing, while a drip...
FMC Yola Separates Conjoined Female Twins
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FMC Yola Separates Conjoined Female Twins

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, says it has successful separated a conjoined female twins. Prof. Auwal Muhammed, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Yola. “We have a successful separation of conjoined female twins (Omphilopagus). The development is recorded following a team work from different medical units,’’ Muhammed said. He said that the surgery was conducted on May 14, adding that the chance of survival of the twins was “excellent.’’ According to the medical director, it took four hours for the medical team to separate them and the separation is the second of its kind being conducted by the hospital. He recalled that the first separation was carried out in 2014 which was also successful. Muhammed noted that Nigeria h...
See The Profiles Of ‘Young’ Nigerians Who Want To be President In 2019
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See The Profiles Of ‘Young’ Nigerians Who Want To be President In 2019

Here is a thread of everyone that has so far declared their intent to run for the Presidency in 2019....This is a must read. 1. Kingsley Moghalu -55 years old -Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at Tufts University -Attended UNN and LSE (Ph.D) -President of the Institute of Governance and Economic Transformation -Former United Nations official -Former CBN deputy governor 2. Fela Durotoye -46 years old -Public speaker and business strategist -BSc. Computer Science and Economics, and MBA/MSc. Business Strategy from Obafemi Awolowo University -Look up the Mushin Makeover Project 3. Donald Duke -56 years old -LLB from Ahmadu Bello University, LLM from the University of Pennsylvania -Former Commissioner for Finance and Planning -Fo...
Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property
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Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property

Doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, are battling to save the life of a civil servant in the state, identified only as Mistura, after she was allegedly attacked by her maid in the Ejigbo area. PUNCH Metro learnt that Mistura had been in a coma since Monday, March 5, 2018, when she was attacked with blended pepper and a wine bottle by the maid, identified as Susan Samson. Our correspondent was told that despite a three-hour surgery on Wednesday, the victim had yet to come round and was in the intensive care unit of LASUTH. It was learnt that Mistura, who taught in a public secondary school in Lagos, had employed Samson on February 4, 2018 to assist her with domestic chores. The 18-year-old suspect was reported to have stolen her boss’ money last Friday...
3 Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Taraba
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3 Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Taraba

No fewer than three persons have been confirmed dead, while several others are under watch in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, following the outbreak of Lassa Fever in the state, World Health Organisation, WHO, has said. Surveillance Officer of WHO, Dr. Bello Ahmed, disclosed this yesterday at a sensitisation workshop on Lassa Fever, organised by the state's Ministry of Health. Represented by Dr. Zeto Philip, the Surveillance Officer said 12 cases have been reported, three confirmed dead, while three positive cases have been placed under close monitoring. Bello, who said six local governments--Bali, Ibi, Gassol, Gashaka, Jalingo and Ardo-Kola-- in Taraba State have been placed on red alert, explained that two deaths have so far been recorded in Jalingo and one in Ardo-Kola, putting the st...
Two Dead As Lassa Fever Returns To Owerri
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Two Dead As Lassa Fever Returns To Owerri

Imo State Health Commissioner, Dr. Angela Uwakwem, has said that two residents of Owerri have died of Lassa fever which has resurfaced in the state. Uwakwem, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Owerri on Wednesday said, “Lassa fever is in Owerri. It is confirmed.” Uwakwem said two persons died of the virus after they were “referred out of” the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri. The health commissioner said, “We have seven suspected cases of Lassa fever. Two are confirmed. “The Imo State Government is working hard to establish the point of first contact. The media should also help us to enlighten our people. “People should stop unnecessary shaking of hands. People should also stop eating exposed foods. The virus is caused by rats, so people should be encouraged to...
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Major Nigeria Health Stories Last Week

These are some of the prominent health reports published last week. Polio: Over 900,000 to be immunised in Abuja The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Primary Health Care Development Board says over 900,000 children will be immunised against polio in the first round of 2018 vaccination across Abuja. The Acting Executive Secretary, Mathew Ashikeni said the health agency has received enough Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) and also engaged adequate personnel to carry out the exercise to ensure that no child under the age of five is left out in across the six area councils in FCT . The exercise is expected to kick off on January 20 and end January 23. Vaccinators will be deployed to houses, schools, estates, places of worship, streets, markets, farmlands, IDP camps and nomadic settlements...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Appoints New Heads For Four Tertiary Hospitals
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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Appoints New Heads For Four Tertiary Hospitals

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has named four heads for major health institutions across Nigeria. Meanwhile the president appointed Ajayi Adekunle as Chief Medical Director, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Ekiti State. He appointed Henry Ugboma as Chief Medical Director, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. He appointed T.O. Adebowale as Medical Director, Neuro-Psychiatric, Aro, Abeakuta, Ogun State and Achigbu Kinsley as Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State. The appointments were disclosed in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday. The appointments of the new officials are for a term of four years from December 31, 2017. The appointments of heads of these institution come mo...
Medical Director Warns On Traditional Bonesetters
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Medical Director Warns On Traditional Bonesetters

Chief Medical Director, National Orthopedic Hospital, Kano, Dr. Mohammad Nuhu Saliu, has warned patients with multiple fractions against patronising traditional bonesetters. Speaking at the 58th anniversary of the hospital in Kano, Saliu lamented the increasing rate at which patients return to hospitals with dead limbs following havoc by traditional bonesetters. The spinal and plastic surgeon, who raised concerned over acute shortage of orthopedic technologists, particularly in the northern part of the country, urged governors to establish orthopedic institutions to train middlemen experts.
LASUTH To Commence Full Cardiac Surgery – CMD Adewole Oke
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LASUTH To Commence Full Cardiac Surgery – CMD Adewole Oke

As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it will soon begin full cardiac surgery. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Adewole Oke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the teaching hospital was striving to be the hub of qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria. Oke said the hospital was making effort to end the treatment of diseases that could be treated locally; hence, there it was ready to do its best. “We have a government that is interested in the health sector; that is ready to move the sector forward. It has provided enough infrastructure and world class facilities. “In other to complement the government’s efforts, we are also sharpening our skills t...
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LUTH Discharges 3 Patients Admitted For Lassa Fever

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Bode Chris, yesterday said that some of the 150 persons with the index case who had been under surveillance are certified free and not under danger of developing the disease.Bode, who stated that some others still under surveillance could only be taken off the danger list after 21 days from the day of contact, however, said only Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, could declare the state Lassa fever-free.He said: “I can only speak for LUTH. I believe we have taken care of the virus. The three patients under admission, including the resident doctor who attended to the index case, have been discharged.”In another development, more Nigerians may die or become infected with Hepatitis B as the current global shortage of the vaccines, ...
Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher
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Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher

A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, has called on the three tiers of government to improve the level of emergencies preparedness and response to strengthening public health against burden of Lassa fever. Iwalokun, the Head of Immunology and Vaccinology Research Group, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos State, made the call on Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. The medical researcher spoke on the outbreak of Lassa fever in Lagos State following which two persons have been confirmed dead. NAN reports that the Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, Prof. Chris Bode, had on Aug. 8 confirmed that two patients died of Lassa fever at the hospital. Bode, confirming the reports,...
Lassa Fever: Lagos Places 22 More Persons Under Surveillance
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Lassa Fever: Lagos Places 22 More Persons Under Surveillance

The Lagos State Government swelled the number of persons placed under surveillance over the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state by 22 yesterday, stating though, that none of the 100 workers of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) under watch since Tuesday had tested positive for the deadly disease. The fresh 22 were persons from Ikorodu who had contact with the index case and are currently under close observation, the Director of Disease Control, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Eniola Eniosho, said. He noted that the index case was originally being treated in Divine Grace Hospital, Imota, Ikorodu, where about 22 persons had direct contact with her, adding that such suspected cases had been put on close monitoring since the past two weeks. Stating this during a press ...
Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos
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Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos

Two patients have died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, who confirmed the deaths on Tuesday, stated that a resident doctor who took part in the autopsy of one of the deceased was infected. He said that the doctor was receiving treatment at the Isolation Ward in LUTH and noted that two suspected cases were being followed up. According to him, the first case was detected in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who had a bleeding disorder following a still birth, while the second victim died within a few days of being admitted to the hospital. The hospital’s management explained that 100 hospital workers who had contact with the index patients were being monitored for the symptoms of the dise...
VSF Provides Extra N20m For Treatment Of Terror Victims In Borno Hospitals
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VSF Provides Extra N20m For Treatment Of Terror Victims In Borno Hospitals

The Victims Support Fund on Sunday said it has provided additional N20 million to two main hospitals in Maiduguri, Borno State, to continue the free treatment of patients affected by Boko Haram violence. The N20 million donation was a second phase of such intervention being received by University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) and the Borno State Specialist Hospital where most of the victims of the Boko Haram attacks are being treated. Each of the two healthcare facilities got additional N10 million each. In 2015, the VSF made a donation of N20 million each to the two hospitals to enable them provide free medical care to injured victims of the on-going insurgency. The foundation said it has also provided an accountability-spread sheet to the benefitting hospitals to ensu...
Adeleke Was Given Overdose Of Banned Injection – LAUTECH CMD
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Adeleke Was Given Overdose Of Banned Injection – LAUTECH CMD

The Chief Medical Director, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Prof Akeem Lasisi, has testified that the late senator representing Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Isiaka Adeleke, died of an overdose of banned injections. Testifying before a coroner, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, in Osogbo, on Monday, Lasisi, who spoke from the witness box, said the Chief Medical Director of Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Dr Adebisi Adenle, called him on the telephone on April 23 to tell him that Adeleke had died. Lasisi, who said he saw Adeleke’s corpse on a table at LAUTECH’s morgue, added that a pathologist, one Dr Solaja; two resident doctors, who are also pathologists; the Officer in Charge of Homicide, Osun State Police Command; Divisional Police Officer, Dugbe Police S...
We Cannot Guarantee Your Treatment Due To UBTH Management Incompetence – Doctors
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We Cannot Guarantee Your Treatment Due To UBTH Management Incompetence – Doctors

The showdown between the management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) led by the Chief Medical Director (CMD), prof. Michael Ibadin, and doctors in the hospital has taken a turn for the worse as resident doctors in the hospital has written a passionate appeal to patients in the hospital informing them that the management of the hospital is making it nearly impossible for them to get productive health care services they may require. The latest development was revealed by several patients who got a letter from the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) UBTH chapter seeking for their understanding for the almost non-existent services going on in the hospital. A patient, Mrs. Odion Osayande, who came from Kwale in Delta State, told newsmen that she got to the hospital on...
Doctors Declare State Of Emergency At The University Of Benin Teaching Hospital
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Doctors Declare State Of Emergency At The University Of Benin Teaching Hospital

Doctors declare State of Emergency at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital over infrastructural decay The Association of resident Doctors (ARD) University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has declared a State of Emergency at the hospital due to the acute decay of administration procedures and state of equipment in the hospital. Arising from an emergency general meeting (EGM) held by the association on Monday 27th March 2017 where issues bothering on patient care staff welfare and infrastructure were discussed, the executive of the association led by their president, Dr. Eustace Oseghale, has declared a state of emergency at the hospital saying that the reality is that patients coming to the hospital cannot be given adequate service. He said that during the meeting, the ARD c...
Dr. Alwell Orji Attempted Suicide Four Years Ago
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Dr. Alwell Orji Attempted Suicide Four Years Ago

It has emerged that Dr. Alwell Orji, the medical practitioner who took his life last Sunday by jumping into the Lagos Lagoon, had attempted suicide a number of times. Our correspondent, who visited his family home on Odunukan Street, Ebute-Ejigbo, off Morroco Road, near University of Lagos, was told that the young man had four years ago attempted jumping down from the family’s two-storey house. Only the intervention of neigbours staved off the disaster. “Four years ago he attempted to kill himself and, thereafter, had tried doing so on a number of times,” a man who pleaded anonymity said, adding, “since then, his family had been monitoring him. We don’t know the kind of sickness he was suffering from, but we knew he was being monitored. That was why he was assigned a driver to take h...
Woman Stabs Own 8-month-old Baby In Ebonyi
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Woman Stabs Own 8-month-old Baby In Ebonyi

It was a gory sight at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki, in Ebonyi State, as an 8-month-old baby boy was stabbed by his reportedly mentally-sick mother and brought into the ward for surgery with the knife still stuck in the boy’s abdomen. Though Daily Sun could not get full details of the incident as the suspect, who was said to be a wife of a serving police Sergeant, was said to have been taken to hospital for treatment, it was gathered that the incident happened at the police barracks, Abakaliki. It was gathered that the woman who allegedly has periodic major mental disorder pierced her baby’s stomach with kitchen knife and left the knife stuck in the baby’s stomach when somebody saw it and raised the alarm that attracted neigbours...
I Can’t Speak On Buhari’s Health – Isaac Adewole
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I Can’t Speak On Buhari’s Health – Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari and his medical doctors were the only competent set of people who could say why he (Buhari) was seeking treatment in a foreign hospital. The minister said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Central Pharmacy Store and Maternity Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife. He said the President might have travelled abroad as a matter of choice or on the advice of his doctors. He said, “I won’t describe it as a large volume but we still have people travelling abroad. One, it is a matter of choice and secondly, there is what is called bonding between a doctor and his patient, irrespective of where the doctor is and tha...

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