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Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient
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Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient

The Senate Committee on Health has faulted the strike embarked upon by resident doctors, asking Nigerians to hold the doctors responsible if any patient dies on account of the strike. Chairman of the committee, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said this during a public hearing on the ‘Federal Medical Centre, Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021’ sponsored by Senator Aishatu Ahmed (Binani).According to him, the National Assembly made every effort to avert the strike, to no avail. “We had a marathon meeting on March 21 and agreed on all the issues that were raised by the resident doctors,” he said, adding that three germane issues, including the payment of salary to house officers, were the major reasons they wanted to go on strike. “The second one was what they claimed to be paymen...
I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige
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I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has said that he didn't know that doctors in the country were still being paid N5000 hazard allowance until the COVID-19 pandemic. Recounting how he and two others wrote the circular that brought in payment of hazard allowance to medical doctors in 1991 during an interview on NTA on Wednesday April 8, Ngige said the last time the hazard allowance was reviewed for all medical personnel was in 2009. He also accused the Nigerian Medical Association of abdicating its responsiblity and not making any move to ask for that allowance to be reviewed and adjusted. Ngige said; “The hazard allowance for medical doctors came on board in 1991 under circular 1 of 1991. There were three of us that wrote that circular. I was there as deputy director. “The di...
“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie
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“Wailing Cannot Stop The President From Seeing His Doctors” – Onochie

Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has replied critics of the President's foreign medical trip that the President will repeat the medical trip to the UK in 2022 and 2023, if need be. Condemnation has greeted the President's foreign medical vacation, contrary to his administration's promise to stop same, amid an indefinite and nationwide strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors. It would be recalled that President Buhari had in 2015 promised to stop medical tourism and save the nation's scarce foreign exchange if elected president. In fact, he promised to ban elected Government officials from foreign medical trips after he rued the millions of dollars expended on medical tourism. Checks show that the Presid...
Ngige Threatens Striking Doctors With No-Work, No-Pay Policy
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Ngige Threatens Striking Doctors With No-Work, No-Pay Policy

The Nigerian government said it might be forced to implement a no-work, no-pay policy for striking doctors if the ongoing industrial action persists. Nigeria’s labour and employment minister Chris Ngige on Friday stated that it will not hesitate to ‘invoke’ some labour laws on the doctors. “By Tuesday, I will invite them back. If they become recalcitrant, there are other things I can do. There are weapons in the Labour Laws, I will invoke them. There is no work, no pay,” Ngige said during a Channels Television programme Politics Today. “Their employers have a role also to keep their business afloat, to keep patients alive. They can employ local doctors. We won’t get there but if we are going to get there, we will use that stick.” Nigeria’s National Association of Resident Doc...
Strike: FG, Doctors Reach Agreement
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Strike: FG, Doctors Reach Agreement

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike. NAN reports that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with NARD on Thursday in Abuja. NARD had threatened to commence a nationwide strike on April 1, accusing the Federal Government of reneging on the agreements it reached with the union. The doctors’ grievances include the non-payment of salaries of between three to five months to some house officers and the non-recruitment of house officers. Others are the abolishment of the bench fees for doctors undergoing training in other hospitals, and the non-payment of National Minimu...
Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses
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Medical Tourism: Senate Moves To Block Revenue Leakages, Exodus Of Doctors, Nurses

The Senate has moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism following the consideration of a bill seeking the reduction in the number of Nigerians travelling to other countries for medical care. The bill titled: “Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021” was sponsored by Aishatu Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central). Leading debate on the bill, Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centers to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the provision of intensive, effective and efficient healthcare services to the people of Nigeria. The lawmaker argued underfunding, weak facilities and infrastructure, the poor motivation of health workers, low budget, weak accountabili...
Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre
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Dead Patient’s Relatives Beat up Nurse in Ondo Federal Medical Centre

Nurses at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Ondo State downed tools on Monday February 8 after one of them was allegedly attacked by relatives of a deceased patient. The Chairman of nurses at the hospital, Francis Ajibola, who confirmed the incident, said the relatives of the deceased brought in the patient in a critical state on Sunday, February 7. Ajibola said the nurses and doctors tried to revive the patient but it was too late as the patient died on arrival. He said immediately the patient was pronounced dead, the relatives descended on the nurses, inflicting serious bodily injuries on them. The nurses are presently receiving treatment at the hospital. To register their displeasure, the nurses in the hospital downed tools, insisting they would only resume work after the fam...
Man’s Skin Turns Bright Yellow After Over 30 Years of Drinking and Smoking
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Man’s Skin Turns Bright Yellow After Over 30 Years of Drinking and Smoking

A man's skin turned bright yellow after decades of heavy drinking and smoking, doctors from the central Chinese city of Huai'an, have revealed. The 60-year-old man, identified only by his surname Du, was rushed to hospital in Huai'an and doctors found out that he had a giant tumour that caused his skin to turn bright yellow. Doctors say they discovered two tumours, one of which was located in his pancreas are blocking his bile ducts. Disturbing photos of Du show his neck and stomach turned a dark shade of yellow. He was also diagnosed with jaundice. The tumour blocking Du’s bile duct was diagnosed as malignant, and doctors have now asked him to quit the alcohol and smoking. It is believed biliary tract obstruction is one of the main causes for jaundice, which results...
COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome
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COVID-19: Almost All Doctors At UCH’s Paediatric Department Are Infected – Adejo Arome

Adejo Arome, vice-president of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says a significant percentage of doctors at the pediatric department of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, have contracted COVID-19. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, he expressed concern about the rising number of health workers who have contracted the coronavirus. Arome, in the interview on Friday, added that one of the reasons there has been an increase in infections among health workers is that patients are not being truthful about their symptoms. “It is so disheartening that the number of health workers being infected with COVID-19 is increasing daily and it seems nothing is being done to reduce this number,” he said. “Apart from that, almost all the do...
NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors
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NYSC Reopens Camps Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, Alarms Doctors

Medical doctors have faulted the plan by the National Youth Service Corps to open its orientation camps across the country and mobilise graduates for national service amid the ranging second wave of COVID-19. This was as prominent virologist, Prof Oyewale Tomori, likened the move by the NYSC to an invitation to disaster. The Director-General of the NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, disclosed on Friday that corps members would be allowed on the NYSC approved camps nationwide from January 19, 2021. But speaking to Saturday PUNCH, Tomori said the reopening of the NYSC camps at this time was not safe for the country. He said, “Having people together from different locations in the same place without face masks, washing of hands and the rest is an invitation to disaster. “The...
UAE Announces 10-year Golden Visa Approval For Professionals
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UAE Announces 10-year Golden Visa Approval For Professionals

The Dubai Media Office Today announced on twitter that it has approved a 10-year golden visa for PhD holders, ALL doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 and above .@HHShkMohd:Today we approved the granting of the 10-year golden visa to all PhD holders, all doctors, engineers in the fields of computer engineering, electronics, programming, electricity and biotechnology, as well as graduates from accredited universities who score 3.8 & above
Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals
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Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of the Federal tertiary hospitals to immediately replace striking resident doctors in their hospitals with consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps. Resident doctors in Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7 over the Federal government's failure to meet their demands which includes payment of COVID-19 allowances among other demands.   In a statement released today Wednesday, September 9, Ehanire said the strike embarked by the doctors at a time when the country was battling the COVID-19 pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.   “lt is with deep concern that l view the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Residen...
Doctors Try To Save A 75-Year-Old Tortoise Involved In Accident In Kebbi
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Doctors Try To Save A 75-Year-Old Tortoise Involved In Accident In Kebbi

Today, the atmosphere at Veterinary Clinic Sokoto was lighten up by the presence of 75yr old tortoise from Argungu. History revealed that the patient was ran over by a car (Hilux) and got his shell cracked and broken. It was all hands on deck as the team comprising the veterinarians from the clinic and 'Gifted hands' from the department of Surgery and Radiology, FVM, UDUS spent the whole lot day on the patient.The shell was fixed using circlage wire and screws. The patient has since returned back to Argungu.
FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances
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FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion, the non-payment of the COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowances, among other issues. According to ARD-FCTA, the strike will go on until the issues they highlighted are addressed. The communiqué read; “Due to the insensitivity displayed by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, FCT, and widespread agitations among o...
Doctors’ Exodus Looms As International Flights Resume This Week
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Doctors’ Exodus Looms As International Flights Resume This Week

A large number of doctors are set to exit Nigeria once the ban on international flights is lifted this week, The PUNCH has learnt. This is just as The PUNCH observed from data provided by the United Kingdom’s Medical Council that the number of Nigerian doctors migrating to the UK increased by almost 100 between July and August despite the restriction on international flights. Recall that the Nigeria Immigration Service had in July prevented 58 Nigerian doctors from migrating to the UK because they didn’t have visas. It was, however, learnt that following the re-opening of the British High Commission a month ago, many of these doctors had obtained visas and had left even though the restriction on international flights had not been lifted. International flights will resume i...
FC Dallas’ Gonzalez suspended due to alleged domestic abuse incidents
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FC Dallas’ Gonzalez suspended due to alleged domestic abuse incidents

The goalkeeper will be ineligible to participate in team activities as MLS investigates MLS has announced that FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has been suspended following alleged incidents of domestic abuse. The league is conducting an investigation into the accusations after a report was recently made to the Frisco Police Department. While those investigations are ongoing, Gonzalez will undergo an assessment by doctors and will be ineligible to join FC Dallas for any team activities.
Governor Zulum Suspends All Hospital Staff For Abandoning Patients In Borno
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Governor Zulum Suspends All Hospital Staff For Abandoning Patients In Borno

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has suspended all paid staff members at the General Hospital in Ngala town. Those suspended include resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians. The suspension, it was gathered, came after Zulum’s unscheduled visit to the hospital on Monday. At 11am of Monday when the governor arrived at the hospital, it was established that the entire staff had abandoned the hospital to an international non-governmental organization, fhi360, which was managing hundreds of patients, the majority of them, IDPs and residents. The hospital’s staff members, it was gathered, abandoned their duties despite receiving government’s salaries. The governor was said to have shown up at the hospital in order to find out the realities of ...
COVID-19: Doctors Threaten Indefinite Strike Over Working Conditions
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COVID-19: Doctors Threaten Indefinite Strike Over Working Conditions

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike should the government fail to resolve issues revolving around the welfare and safety of its members. The NARD stated that the Federal Government is paying lip service to the welfare of health workers, especially when it concerns the review of hazard allowances and life insurance, which it says is active only on the pages of newspapers. While demanding for the reinstatement of 26 of its members who were ‘illegally’ sacked in Jos, the Association disclosed that some States government have chosen this critical and wrong time in the country to slash the salaries of health workers. Speaking with the Nation, the President of the NARD, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, said: “The illegal disengagem...
40 Health Workers Discharged in Kano after Recovering From Coronavirus
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40 Health Workers Discharged in Kano after Recovering From Coronavirus

40 out of 50 doctors and health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano state, have been discharged after recovering from the disease. Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Abdurrahman Sheshe made the announcement while receiving donations of some hospital consumables and food items from the Orange Drugs Limited. Sheshe was quoted saying; “It is really a thing of joy to share with (you) the review on the test of those workers who were infected by COVID-19 some weeks ago and put on Isolation. “I am just (being) notified that forty of them tested negative, and no death was recorded and no condition attached with their discharge."' The hospital's spokesperson, Hauwa Abdullahi added that the ten staff who are still on Isolation are d...
IGP Adamu Exempts Doctors, Journalists, Nurses From Curfew
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IGP Adamu Exempts Doctors, Journalists, Nurses From Curfew

IGP Mohammed Adamu Abubakar last night rescinded his order on essential workers, including journalists and doctors. He exempted them from the 8pm to 6am nationwide curfew. The police boss had said that no essential workers will be granted passage during the curfew, an order that negated President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that journalists, doctors and others on essential duty should be allowed a free pass. But Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Frank Mba, a Deputy Commisioner of Police (DCP) said essential service providers, including media and health workers are free to more after 8pm. Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed had earlier clarified that journalists’ identity cards are their pass during lockdowns or curfews. Yesterday, Presidential Task Force on C...
Security Guards, Chefs and Taxi Drivers Most Likely to Die from Coronavirus, New Study Data Reveals
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Security Guards, Chefs and Taxi Drivers Most Likely to Die from Coronavirus, New Study Data Reveals

A new data published by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS),  has shown that security guards, taxi drivers and chefs are at the highest risk of dying from the novel Coronavirus. According to the study, the three occupations had the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths among men, and were significantly higher than doctors and nurses, while care workers, home carers, bus drivers, and retail workers were also among the worst affected occupations with significantly higher death rates than the rest of the population. But surprisingly, the study data showed healthcare workers, including doctors and nurses, did not have a higher Covid-19 death rates than the general population. The ONS figures are based on an analysis of the 2,494 registered Coronavirus deaths among workers aged...
COVID-19: Ogun Triples Doctors Hazard Allowances, Offers Them Life Insurance
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COVID-19: Ogun Triples Doctors Hazard Allowances, Offers Them Life Insurance

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has decorated that his administration has put in place life insurance policy for the State health workers, just has their hazard allowance has been reviewed from 200 to 300 per cent. The Governor who disclosed this when he met with representatives of health workers in the State at his Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, said the life policy would have taken off immediately but would wait to go along with the federal government, which is also putting in place similar programme. “I want to inform you that we have put in place life policy for our health workers. We would have started immediately, but we will wait to go along with the federal government which is also planning similar programme”, he said. The Governor who noted that his administr...
Doctors Raises Alarm that 250 Ventilators the UK Govt Bought from China Could Kill Patients if Used
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Doctors Raises Alarm that 250 Ventilators the UK Govt Bought from China Could Kill Patients if Used

The 250 ventilators the UK government bought from China are the wrong type and could kill patients, senior doctors have warned in a newly uncovered letter. In the letter, the medical staff said the devices had a problematic oxygen supply, could not be cleaned properly, had an unfamiliar design and a confusing instruction manual, and were built for use in ambulances, not hospitals, NBC News reports. The document also claims the ventilators cannot be cleaned properly, are an unfamiliar design, and come with a confusing instruction manual.   On April 4, Cabinet ministers triumphantly announced that they had scored a much-needed win, buying 300 ventilators from China. "I'd like to thank the Chinese government for their support in securing that capacity," Michael Gov...
CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper, Welcomes Baby Boy Via Surrogate
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CNN Anchor, Anderson Cooper, Welcomes Baby Boy Via Surrogate

CNN News anchor,  Anderson Cooper has welcomed a baby boy. The 52 year old who came out as a gay in 2012, welcomed his son, Wyatt Morgan Cooper, via surrogate on Tuesday April 28. The elated new dad shared the news of his son's birth on Instagram on Thursday April 30, alongside a slideshow of photos of the newborn. Cooper shared that he never thought fatherhood would be a possibility for him while he was growing up. He added that he wishes his parents and brother were alive to meet Wyatt who he says is named after his father. "I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father.  This is Wyatt Cooper.  He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten.  I hope I can be as good a dad as he was.  My son's middle name is Morgan. It'...
200 Cuban Doctors Land In South Africa To Fight Coronavirus
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200 Cuban Doctors Land In South Africa To Fight Coronavirus

A delegation of more than 200 health professionals from Cuba has arrived in South Africa to bolster support in the fight against COVID-19 in South Africa. The South African government has thanked the Cuban doctors with Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Ngakula saying the relationship between Cuba and South Africa would continue. “You’re not the first brigade and you will not be the last one. Thank you, thank you.” Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma thanked the doctors in the spirit of historic political figures. “In the spirit of Fidel [Castro], OR [Tambo] and in the spirit of [Nelson] Mandela – we thank you very much.” SUPPORT Cuban ambassador to South Africa Rodolfo Benitez Verson has told doctors from his country they receive ...
China Sends Doctors To Check On Kim Jong-Un’s Health
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China Sends Doctors To Check On Kim Jong-Un’s Health

China has sent a team to North Korea including medical experts to check on Kim Jong-un, according to three people familiar with the situation. The trip by the Chinese doctors and officials comes amid conflicting reports about the health of the North Korean ruler. It was not immediately clear what the trip by the Chinese team signalled in terms of Kim’s health. A delegation led by a senior member of the Chinese Communist party’s international liaison department left Beijing for North Korea on Thursday, two of the people told Reuters. The department is the main Chinese body dealing with neighbouring North Korea. The sources declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter. The liaison department could not be reached for comment late on Friday. China’s foreign min...
Chinese Doctors In Nigeria End 14-Day Isolation Today
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Chinese Doctors In Nigeria End 14-Day Isolation Today

The team of 15 Chinese medical professionals who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on April 8, 2020, with medical equipment worth about $1.5 million, is expected to complete the mandatory 14-day isolation period today. The team is expected to begin work tomorrow after the completion of the 14-day quarantine period. The invitation of the Chinese doctors by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 was highly criticized by most Nigerians especially doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). But 13 days after the arrival of the Chinese medical team made up of doctors, nurses, and laboratory technicians, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 have failed to provide a tangible update on the...
8 months Later, 3-Year-old Girl Vomits The Nail She Swallowed While Playing In School
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8 months Later, 3-Year-old Girl Vomits The Nail She Swallowed While Playing In School

A mother took to a Facebook group to rejoice after her 3-year-old daughter vomited an iron nail she swallowed eight months ago. The mother said her daughter returned from school one day and informed her that she swallowed nail in school. Several medical tests were carried out but the doctors couldn’t find anything. Traditional means was also tried, with the mother giving her child red oil to drink to enable her pass the nail out, yet that didn’t work. The child’s breathing soon became laboured yet hospitals couldn’t help. Fortunately, on Monday, April 20, the little girl started coughing and soon vomited the rusted nail. The happy mother shared a photo of the nail and wrote: “About 8 months ago,my daughter of 3yrs plus walked up to me and said she swallowed a nail in scho...
COVID-19: FG Says Chinese Doctors Still In Quarantine
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COVID-19: FG Says Chinese Doctors Still In Quarantine

The Federal Government has said that the Chinese medical team currently in the country to support the COVID-19 fight are still observing the 14-day quarantine policy . The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, this on Friday in Abuja, at the 14th joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. The minister, however, said that the Chinese team are already sharing their experiences with officials and partners of the ministry who are in communications with them via teleconferencing. “The Chinese team are still in quarantine for 14 days but our directors, officials and technical partners in the ministry have had a teleconference with them, in which they exchanged ideas and were able to learn a lot of things about how they handled their cases, patients and how the...
More Doctors To Leave Nigeria As COVID-19 Gets Worse In USA
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More Doctors To Leave Nigeria As COVID-19 Gets Worse In USA

More doctors are likely to leave Nigeria as coronavirus (COVID-19) gets worse in the United States of America. This would be in addition to an estimated 9million Nigerians who left the country between 2014 and 2018. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll across the globe, health officials in the US had warned that the country’s coronavirus death toll could rise above 100,000 people. As a result of this development, instead of shutting its door against migrants as it did previously, America is luring foreign medical professionals seeking to work in their country. Following reports in March that US was inviting medical professionals from other parts of the world, including Nigeria, to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed thousands of lives in that coun...
COVID-19: Ganduje reveals details of Kano index case
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COVID-19: Ganduje reveals details of Kano index case

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has confirmed that a 75-year-old retired civil servant and former Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has tested positive for COVID-19 in the state. Ganduje said the sad development followed a result of a test that came out on Saturday. According to him, the state government took the blood samples of 10 suspected cases to Abuja three days ago in which nine came out negative, while that of the former Ambassador was positive. The Governor, who spoke at the Government House, described the development as sad, pointing out that the state will take more drastic measures to ensure that the situation does not escalate. Ganduje ordered that tricycles in the state will henceforth be mandated to carry only one passenger as part of...
Coronavirus: Why We Sent Doctors To Nigeria – Chinese Ambassador, Zhou Pingjian
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Coronavirus: Why We Sent Doctors To Nigeria – Chinese Ambassador, Zhou Pingjian

Zhou Pingjian, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, has said that the 15-man COVID-19 medical team that arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday, came to reciprocate the gestures demonstrated by Nigeria during China’s trying times in fighting Coronavirus. He also said that the COVID-19 medical experts are expected to stay in Nigeria for a month. Pingjian said this while speaking to newsmen at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Wednesday afternoon after a chartered Air Peace aircraft arrived with the doctors and medical supplies. “We received the support of all means from Nigeria, and it is time for us to reciprocate the friendship and kindness,” Pingjian said. “We appreciate the support from the Minister of Health and the Government. “We want to ...
100 Italian Doctors Have Died Of Coronavirus
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100 Italian Doctors Have Died Of Coronavirus

The coronavirus death toll among Italian doctors reached 100 today as four more physicians died in the past 24 hours. Italian media reports estimate that 30 nurses and nursing assistants have also died of COVID-19. The toll includes retired doctors who had voluntarily returned to work during the outbreak.
30 Benue Doctors Display Sack Letters, Seek Governor’s Intervention (Photos)
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30 Benue Doctors Display Sack Letters, Seek Governor’s Intervention (Photos)

The 30 doctors allegedly sacked by the management of Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi displayed their sack letters earlier today Wednesday, as they called on the state Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom to intervene. In a press briefing with newsmen, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the institution said about 32 of their members were sacked by the management. According to her, the sack was not in accordance with the laws regulating Residency Training in Nigeria. She dispelled the statement of the hospital management who said they had not domesticated the Residency Training law in the hospital, hence were took their actions based on the hospital policy. The President said, "The Medical Residency Training Act (MRTA) was passed by the nationa...
Benue State University Teaching Hospital Sacks Over 30 Doctors
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Benue State University Teaching Hospital Sacks Over 30 Doctors

The management of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi has issued sack letters to over 30 doctors, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. This was revealed on Monday 6th April, in a press release by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital. In the statement which was signed by the president of the association, Dr Amina Japheth Onyewuchi and PRO, Dr Sesugh Matthew Iorfa, the doctors lamented that instead of stepping up preparatory efforts to fight Coronavirus, the hospital management was rather focused on sacking doctors. They added that the sack was not done in accordance with the laws of their service. The press release reads in part, "The management has given over 30 doctors sack letters; have rescinded some letters and have also upheld others in a h...
Drama As Perverted Florida COVID-19 Victim Ask Nurses To Give Him One Last Nut Before He Dies
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Drama As Perverted Florida COVID-19 Victim Ask Nurses To Give Him One Last Nut Before He Dies

Sarasota: A 68-year-old man who died this morning from COVID-19 left nurses and doctors with a story to tell. Milo Morris (not his real name, his name was withheld for privacy reasons) who was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week told the nurses and doctors at a health care facility in Sarasota that he will be dead in the next 24-hours. Some of the doctors agreed with him which prompted the nurses to ask him whats his last wish. According to one of the nurses Milo pointed at one of the young female doctors and said he wants her to give him his last nut and he will rest in peace. “He was not joking and you can tell from his face he was saying something he really wanted”. The nurses says they were heartbroken when they discovered Milo died the next morning. “We were all crying stan...
Doctors Should Examine Patients Before Suggesting COVID-19 Tests – NIMR DG , Tunde Salako
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Doctors Should Examine Patients Before Suggesting COVID-19 Tests – NIMR DG , Tunde Salako

Prof. Tunde Salako, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, Lagos, has appealed to physicians to critically examine their patients before directing them to undergo COVID-19 test. Salako said on his verified Twitter handle, that patients with upper respiratory tract were being directed to go for COVID-19 test without proper assessment. “Experience, since the beginning of our drive through testing in NIMR, has shown that some doctors are refusing to, even assess their patients once their complaints are about upper respiratory tract.. “Such patients have often been sent to go and get COVID-19 test done. In some of the cases the results were negative. “Patient probably has other medical issues, which if not treated on time, may lead to complications o...
Nigerian System Turned Virologists, Microbiologists And Doctors Into Tailors, Bakers And Chefs – Seun Kuti
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Nigerian System Turned Virologists, Microbiologists And Doctors Into Tailors, Bakers And Chefs – Seun Kuti

Seun Kuti has shared his thoughts about the Nigerian system, which he said has pushed many graduates into taking up a career they never studied in the university. The singer stated that Coronavirus is a wakeup call, as Nigerians really need to start reassessing what value is in the world today. Seun Kuti wrote; When you are proud to allow ur lawyers make ur shoes. Doctors sewing cloths scientist planning events and you tell everyone how you are ‘leading a nation’. Shame shame shame.
COVID-19: Doctors & Nurses Flee As 4 Egyptians Hit  Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos
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COVID-19: Doctors & Nurses Flee As 4 Egyptians Hit Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos

There was pandemonium at the Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos, on Thursday when four white men suspected to have coronavirus were brought to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment. According to sources at the hospital, the men said to be Egyptians, were brought in a private vehicle around midnight, with one of them coughing uncontrollably and showing other symptoms of coronavirus. One of the sources, who spoke with Sunday PUNCH, said, “It was around midnight that they came to the hospital and I was on duty that day. “So, when they got to the emergency ward, nurses and doctors on duty came out to attend to them. But upon getting to the vehicle, they noticed that the four occupants were whites with one of them critically ill and coughing uncontrollably. “Immediately ...
COVID-19: Enugu Approves Assurance Package For Doctors, Other Health Workers
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COVID-19: Enugu Approves Assurance Package For Doctors, Other Health Workers

In furtherance of his resolve to strengthen the state’s response to Corona Virus Disease pandemic, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the immediate provision of Group Life/Group Personal Accident Assurance Policy for all medical doctors in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu. In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the assurance package is also extended to all doctors in the State Ministry of Health and all other health workers. Other beneficiaries, according to the statement, include fire fighters, staff of Enugu State Emergency Management Agency and all those involved in other essential services. Prof. Ortuanya added that Gov. Ugwuanyi is hopeful this good...
Hazard allowance is N5,000- Nigerian doctor explains why doctors are embarking on strike despite Coronavirus pandemic
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Hazard allowance is N5,000- Nigerian doctor explains why doctors are embarking on strike despite Coronavirus pandemic

Resident doctors in Abuja today announced they were embarking on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries. Nigerians described the doctors as ''insensitive'' for embarking on strike action in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. A Nigerian doctor @Okizle has explained why doctors can go on a strike at a time like this. He said doctors in Nigeria are not adequately paid to treat patients and that the hazard allowance for medical doctors in Nigeria is N5,000. Read his tweets below...  
Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus at 21
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Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia dies from coronavirus at 21

A young football coach, Francisco García has died from coronavirus, after doctors also diagnosed him with leukaemia.   The 21-year-old who was the youth team coach at Malaga-based club Atletico Portada Alta, had an unknown pre-existing health condition that resulted in him being more vulnerable to the virus than usual for an individual of his age, though he was only informed of having cancer after going to the hospital with symptoms of coronavirus, according to Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy.   While he was struggling to breathe, he was advised to seek further medical help which he did and was told that he had both coronavirus and pneumonia. Doctors later disclosed to him that he had leukaemia, which increased the level of risk that he was exposed to after contracti...
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday after the number of coronavirus patients in New York rose to 76. During a news conference in Albany, Cuomo said twenty more people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 76. He also disclosed that there are 11 confirmed cases in New York City, 57 in Westchester County, two in Rockland County, four in Nassau County, and two in Saratoga County including a man who is apparently an Uber driver whotested positive, resulting in more than 40 doctors and others at the hospital treating him to go into self-quarantine. “You know what’s worse than the virus? The anxiety,” Mr. Cuomo said, noting that most patients would suffer mild or no ...
17 day-old Baby Girl Recovers After Being Infected With Coronavirus Without Taking Any Medication
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17 day-old Baby Girl Recovers After Being Infected With Coronavirus Without Taking Any Medication

Doctors in China have been stunned after a 17-day-old baby girl recovered from coronavirus without taking any medication. It was gathered that the baby was born by a mother who was already infected with the disease in Wuhan. According to Dailymail, the newborn is the youngest patient to have recovered from the virus in China so far, reported state media. She left the hospital on Friday after making a full recovery on her own without the help of medication. The baby was transferred to Wuhan Children’s Hospital on the same day she was born, according to People’s Daily. She was found to have the virus shortly after. The girl, known as Xiao Xiao, had an infection in her respiratory system and minor myocardial damage, said Dr Zeng Lingkong, director of the Department of Neona...
I Used To Wear 3 Bras While Running In Secondary School – Busty Actress Ronke Odusanya Reveals
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I Used To Wear 3 Bras While Running In Secondary School – Busty Actress Ronke Odusanya Reveals

In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on February 27, 2020, Nollywood actress, Ronke Odusanya, spoke a bit on her upbringing, her career as an actress and many other things. While speaking on her physical features, the actress recounted an experience she had while in secondary school. The film star said that when she was still a teenager in school, she used to wear three brassieres because of her bust. She said: “When I was in secondary school, the only sports I could do then was hurdles and then I was slimmer but I was a bit busty. Because it was a girls only school, we were always very shy when boys came. So on inter-house sports day, I will have to wear like three bras.” Speaking further in the interview, Odusanya shared her opinion on cosmetic surgery and whether she wou...
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Female Footballer Lucy Kerr Tragically Dies after Losing Battle with Bone Cancer

A former Charlton Athletic women's player has tragically died after a battle with bone cancer. Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London. Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr's death in a statement. A statement from the club read: 'The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. 'Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy's family at this difficult time.' Charlton Athletic Women's Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16...
104 Year-old World’s Oldest Dad who Welcomed a Child at 96 Dies in House Fire
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104 Year-old World’s Oldest Dad who Welcomed a Child at 96 Dies in House Fire

The world’s oldest dad has died in a house fire at the age of 104. Indian former wrestler and farmer, Ramjeet Ragav made major headlines in 2010 when he welcomed his first son at 94 and again when he broke his own record two years later by welcoming another son at the age of 96. Mr. Ramjeet died in hospital after suffering severe burns during the blaze on Tuesday last week at his home in Kharkhoda, near New Dehli. A neighbour Subodh who went to help him after hearing his cries for help said: ‘I saw smoke coming from his home and then I heard him calling for help. I ran over and saw him lying on the floor on fire. 'I splashed water on him and helped him to my vehicle before I took him straight to the local hospital.   "Doctors gave him immediate treatmen...
Malika Haqq Reveals She and OT Genasis are not Together Even Though They’re Expecting a Baby soon
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Malika Haqq Reveals She and OT Genasis are not Together Even Though They’re Expecting a Baby soon

Malika Haqq has revealed that she's single even though she's expecting a child with rapper OT Genasis. Malika, popular for being best friends with Khloe Kardashian, added that she's been single for the "last 8 months" but in no way alone as OT Genasis has been supportive through out her pregnancy journey. Sharing the photo she took with OT Genasis at her baby shower which held over the weekend, Malika wrote: Relationships don’t always work out the way we would hope but between love & friendship we have created a baby boy that will be here very soon. I’ve been single the last 8months but I am in no way alone. OT and I have attended every doctors apt and over all loved on our son together while anticipating his arrival. My priority over the past few months has been to nurtur...
Trending Photo of 5 Nigerian Sisters who are all Doctors
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Trending Photo of 5 Nigerian Sisters who are all Doctors

A photo of 5 Nigerian women who are allegedly sisters from same parent who are all doctors, has gone viral on social media. Their medical specialties include Neuro-surgery, Gynecology, plastic surgery, family health and public health. @Fattybold who shared the photo wrote; Neuro surgeon, Gynecologist,plastic surgeon,Family physician and public health physician .... all in one family from same parent.

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