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7 Die From Cholera Outbreak in Gombe
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7 Die From Cholera Outbreak in Gombe

Seven people have died from a cholera outbreak in Gombe state. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr Habu Dahiru made the announcement on Thursday May 27, saying others are still receiving treatment at a Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Garko Ward of Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State. Dahiru said the outbreak was confirmed by the ministry’s Rapid Response Team deployed, which eventually established a treatment centre at Bogo Model PHC. The cholera outbreak has been attributed to drinking of contaminated water by the victims. Within the last seven days, 32 cases were treated and discharged from the health centre with six others currently on admission at the PHC. The statement read; “The onset of the rainy season at times heralds the period of cholera outbreaks. ...
Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead
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Taraba State NLC Chairman, Peter Gambo is Dead

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Taraba State, Comrade Peter Gambo, has died. Late Gambo died at the Taraba State Specialist Hospital Jalingo after a brief illness today Wednesday, July 15. The state commissioner of health Dr Innocent Vakkai who confirmed his death, said Gambo died of diabetes and not COVID-19 as some persons have speculated. He said that though Gambo had been on admission at the state’s Specialist hospital Jalingo, he was tested of COVID-19 and his result came back negative. Until his demise, he was serving his second tenure in office as the Chairman of the NLC. He was also the General Overseer of the Jesus Glorious Army International Church, Taraba State
Lagos Records 17 Coronavirus Deaths in 2 Days
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Lagos Records 17 Coronavirus Deaths in 2 Days

No less than 17 people have died of coronavirus in Lagos in the last 2 days, according to a social media statement released by the state Commissioner of Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. On Tuesday, he announced that “Nine COVID-19 related deaths were recorded, bringing total COVID-19 related deaths in Lagos to 59. An just 24 hours later, the Commissioner gave an update stating that 8 new deaths were recorded: “Eight additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded. Total COVID-19 related deaths now stand at 67.” The Commissioner added that the state recorded 192 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total number of cases in Lagos to 5151. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday said it has recorded 241 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak...
32 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Jigawa
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32 Coronavirus Patients Discharged in Jigawa

32 Coronavirus patients have been discharged in Jigawa state after recovering from the disease. The Commissioner of Health Dr Abba Abba Zakari who made the announcement at the NYSC camp in Dutse on Monday May 25, said the patients were discharged after testing negative twice for the virus. This brings to 143 the total number of discharged COVID-19 patients in the state.The commissioner further revealed that 4 more COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded in the state, bringing the total number of fatalities to 7 in Jigawa. Dr Abba Abba Zakari also said that the lockdown in the state will be lifted in three Local Councils which include Birninkudu, Gwaram and Gumel.
51 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Jigawa
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51 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Jigawa

51 new cases of Coronavirus has been recorded in Jigawa state as confirmed by the state's Commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakari. Dr Abba Zakari told Channels Television that the new cases brings the total number of confirmed cases in Jigawa to 169. He said among the new cases are 31 almajiris who were sent from Kano state. The almajiris account for 56 percent of the total log of cases recorded in the state. Zakari further revealed that the state will soon commence Coronavirus testing, as they've procured the equipment and have decided to use the Dutse General hospital’s laboratory for that purpose.
Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time
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Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, and his wife, Ibijoke, have tested negative for Coronavirus for the third time. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. ''I am glad to announce that #COVID19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to #COVID19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently'' he tweeted The Commissioner also disclosed that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive for the novel virus. ''However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to #COVID19. On behalf of @followlasg, I therefore implore you...
COVID-19: Mysterious Deaths Rock Jigawa Local Council
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COVID-19: Mysterious Deaths Rock Jigawa Local Council

Over hundred people are said to have died within the last ten days in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa state. The Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori who spoke to Channels Television says an average of ten people mostly above the ages of fifty dies everyday for the last ten days, in the local government. However, the state Government has established a five man committee to investigate the issue and recommend appropriate actions. The State Chairman COVID 19 Task force who is also the Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari disclosed this in a statement acquired by Channels Television. According to him, the Committee is chaired by Dr Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammad, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of World Health Orga...
Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor
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Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Usman Kadafur, has compared the deadly coronavirus disease to Boko Haram. While addressing some residents of the state, Kadafur stated that some people doubted the existence of Coronavirus just as they dismissed Boko Haram activities when it initially started some years ago. “When Boko Haram started, a lot people felt it was something not to be taken seriously, until when it consumed everybody. This covid-19 is another Boko Haram coming, and yet people don’t believe it’s real. I keep saying it’s real. As a response team we’ll continue telling the general public and reaching out with advocacy” Kadafur said He said despite the increasing rate of spread of the pandemic, a large number of people in the state do not believe the existence o...
Borno Govt Celebrates Improved Health Care Systems
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Borno Govt Celebrates Improved Health Care Systems

BORNO State Government has said that the general health care systems which include maternal and child care deliveries, immunisations and many other aspects have generally improved with the introduction of performance-based financing system.   This assertion was emphasised when the Commissioner of Health, Haruna Meshelia inaugurated a Steering Committee and Technical Working Group on Performance-Based Financing (PBF) under Additional Financing-Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted Project.   While inaugurating the two committees on Thursday in Maiduguri Meshelia said, the Projects implemented in Collaboration with National and State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) is to strengthen the Health system in the state. ...
140 Cases Of Measles Reported Among Under-Five Kids In Taraba
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140 Cases Of Measles Reported Among Under-Five Kids In Taraba

One hundred and forty cases of measles have been reported across 10 local governments areas of Taraba State, according to its Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai. Vakkai told newsmen on Wednesday in Jalingo that majority of those affected were children below five years of age who had not been vaccinated He said that the disease, a leading killer in developing countries like Nigeria, was showing a steady rise in Taraba. The official regretted that Nigeria had remained the leading country in measles, with many of the cases recorded in northern states, including Taraba. To check the trend, he said government had embarked on a massive measles campaign, with more personnel trained and deployed to ensure wide and effective coverage. “During the campaign, measles vaccinatio...
College To Train Family Physicians In Jigawa
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College To Train Family Physicians In Jigawa

The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) said it would soon commence postgraduate training of Family Physicians at the Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa. The college gave the indication through Mr Steven Yuhana, who led an accreditation team on a courtesy visit to the state’s Head of the Civil Service (HoS), Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa in Dutse. The Spokesman for the HoS, Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, said this in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday. Ibrahim quoted Yuhana as having told HoS that the team was in the state to inspect facilities for possible commencement of the postgraduate medical training in the hospital. According to the leader of the team, Family Physicians are doctors who specialise in comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages. ...

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