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FG to raise retirement age of health workers from 60 to 65
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FG to raise retirement age of health workers from 60 to 65

The federal government has proposed a new retirement for health workers in the country. Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige who spoke at a meeting between the presidential committee on salaries (PSC), relevant federal government stakeholders, health sector professional associations, and trade unions on Tuesday May 11, said the federal government is proposing to increase the retirement age for doctors from 60 to 65, and 70 for health workers and consultants in the country.   According to the Minister, the proposal is aimed at improving the conditions of service of Nigerian health workers.   He said;   “We have taken their proposal. The government side will firm up its own proposal and we are reconvening June 1, so that we can have an agreed hazard allowance for...
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Real Sociedad Players Give Copa De Rey Trophy To Hospital Workers
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Real Sociedad Players Give Copa De Rey Trophy To Hospital Workers

Real Sociedad Players, and President gave their Copa Del Rey Trophy to hospital workers in San Sebastien, Spain. Real Sociedad Club president Jokin Aperribay, Coach Imanol Alguacil and the four captains of the squad were present at the Donostia de San Sebastian Hospital. They offered their Copa del Rey Trophy won, as recognition to health workers who have been fighting against the pandemic for over a year. Real Sociedad organized the emotional event in the best way possible as the health workers celebrated outside the hospital. Illarramendi and Oyarzabal were also at the hospital to present the trophy. A Real Sociedad player said to the health workers: “We want to thank you all working, for fighting in the front row against the pandemic." Watch Video; h...
Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike
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Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike

The 60-day ultimatum served to the FG by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to press home its demands, expires today, March 31, 2021. The doctors have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow, April 1. The doctors listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action. NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi confirmed slated meetings with Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and the Senate Committee on Health. The conditions listed by the doctors are: full payment of salaries of all House Officers and Residents on the GIFMIS platform; upward review of hazard allowance from N5, 000 to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and the immediate payment of 2019, balance of 2020...
Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care
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Chief Medical Director Replies Buhari on Why Nigerians Travel Abroad for Medical care

Dr Mohammed Usman, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Bida, on Sunday said that people seeking medical treatments outside the country were the bane of the successes of healthcare policies and operations in the country. Usman, who was the guest speaker at the annual general meeting of the Kutigi Old Students Association (KUOSA) and election, said this while presenting a paper on the theme “Medical Tourism, Matters Arising” in Minna. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had named the unfriendly attitude of health workers across Nigeria as a major reason why prominent Nigerians like himself seek medical care outside the country. However, contrary to the position of President Buhari, Usman said the failure of primary healthcare structures within sta...
Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari
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Unfriendly attitudes of health workers is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad ― Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday March 22, alleged that the unfriendly attitude of health workers in the country to patients is one of the reasons Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad. Speaking through the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire at the official commissioning of an International Conference Centre and Telemedicine hall as well as six other projects at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, the President stressed the need for continuous training and retraining of health workers in order to deliver quality health care services to Nigerians. Buhari said; "We still get all too often for comfort, disconcerting reports of not friendly attitudes of staff to patients, reports of unhygienic and housekeeping standards that leaves something to be desired even in the pr...
Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible
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Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible

Lagos State Ministry Of Health tweets: ONLY Health workers, Personnel of the Security Agencies, the Judiciary, Teachers, Press & other frontline workers are eligible to take part in the first phase of the ongoing #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Lagos. Here��is how eligible persons can access the vaccine. STEPS TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE ONGOING PHASE 1 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS STATE ELIGIBILITY • Healthcare workers, • Military, Police, other security • COVID-19 response team (RRT), agencies, • Ports of entry staff (air, • Petrol station workers, land, and seaports), •Teachers, • Laboratory network, • The Press and other frontline • Judiciary, workers. To Access The Vaccine: 1. You must fit into the Phase 1 eligibility list. 2. Proceed to register or e...
9mobile in Solidarity Visit to Covid-19 Frontline Health Workers
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9mobile in Solidarity Visit to Covid-19 Frontline Health Workers

Dr. Ayodeji Falana emerges most outstanding health worker The fight against Covid-19 received a huge boost over the weekend as Nigeria’s caring telecommunications company, 9mobile, celebrated Dr. Ayodeji Falana and other health workers. Dr. Falana was adjudged most outstanding health worker for his leadership and dedicated service. The commendation came as 9mobile visited health workers on Saturday February 27 at the Lagos State Government isolation centre of Mainland Hospital, Yaba otherwise known as Infectious Disease Hospital. Commending health workers nationwide, 9mobile’s Public Relations Lead, Chineze Amanfo, who represented the Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Abdulrahman Ado, recalled that it was exactly one year that the index case was recorded in Ni...
Nigerian Govt Gives Update on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines
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Nigerian Govt Gives Update on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines

  The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has confirmed that Nigeria will on Tuesday, March 2, receive the first batch of the coronavirus vaccines. Mustapha, who is also the chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, made the disclosure to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, NAN reports. “Nigeria is set to receive its first four million shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX. “The vaccines should depart India on March 1, 2021 in the night and arrive Abuja on the 2nd of March, 2021, ” he said. Recall that the Federal government had earlier announced that the first four million doses of the vaccines would arrive the country by the end of February. Mustapha, while evaluating the county’s response to COVID-19 in the past one year said the...
FG Declares JOHESU Strike Unnecessary
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FG Declares JOHESU Strike Unnecessary

The Federal Government, Sunday, described the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU as unnecessary, ill-timed and illegal. The government said its commitment to the health sector was manifest and irrevocable. The health workers had declared strike starting from 11:59p.m., on Sunday, September 13, over the inability of the Federal Government to meet their demands. However, the government has directed various unions under JOHESU not to go ahead with the strike, saying the Ministry of Labour and Employment had apprehended the dispute with the conciliation initiated on Thursday, September 9, which was still ongoing. A statement by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employmen...
Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight
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Health Workers To Embark Nationwide Strike From Midnight

Health workers under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has declared a nationwide strike over hazard allowance and non-payment of withheld salaries of their members among others. JOHESU, in a statement on Sunday, has told its members to withdraw services from midnight of Sunday, September 13, 2020, since nothing concrete was achieved at the meeting with the Federal Government. According to the statement, leaders of various health unions in the sector unanimously reached the decision at the end of their expanded National Executive Council. “In the light of the above, the meeting of our expanded NEC was held Saturday 12 September 2020. And at the end of the meeting, which was held both physically and virtually, it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete wa...
Court Restrains Enugu Health Workers From Embarking On Strike Action
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Court Restrains Enugu Health Workers From Embarking On Strike Action

The Enugu Division of the National Industrial Court has issued Interim Orders restraining the leadership and members of the Enugu State chapters of: -The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives -The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria -The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), respectively, from embarking on any strike/industrial action, pending the hearing and determination of Motions on Notice for Interlocutory Injunctions already filed separately by the Enugu State Government, on August 24, 2020. The court also made an Order of Interim Injunction restraining the members of the affected three bodies “or any other persons however so called or described acting under the instructions, direction or mandate of the Defendants from embar...
Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status
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Statement By President Buhari On Nigeria’s Attainment Of Wild-polio-free Status

I congratulate all Nigerians as our country attains this historic status of being free from the Wild Polio Virus. So many partners, local and international, have contributed tirelessly to this feat — we are deeply grateful to each and every one of you. This achievement reflects the resilient spirit of Nigerians, in particular the strength and capacity of our health workers, who drew resources and support from multiple sectors to deal a final blow to the Wild Polio Virus. This achievement is not only one of the great successes of this generation of Nigerians but also one of the obvious dividends of this administration, which is consistent with our progressive investment in the health of our people since 2015. This landmark achievement is also a promise kept to all Nigerians. As...
29 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Plateau
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29 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Plateau

29 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus in Plateau as confirmed by the state government on Wednesday June 17. Plateau state Commissioner for Health Dr. Nimkong Lar disclosed that the state has recorded 198 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, with 114 patients discharged and five deaths. Lar also revealed that a private hospital in the state was shut down for two weeks, following its exposure to two coronavirus patients who were managed for other health conditions. 17 staff of the hospital have been confirmed to have Coronavirus and taken to the state's isolation centre for treatment, while other staff members have been quarantined. The commissioner said; “COVID-19 Update, the NCDC says Plateau has 168 confirmed cases but results released now confirms we have 198 ...
Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg):
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Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg):

Despite playing against 10 for almost 75 minutes, Juventus could only draw 0-0 with Milan in the first football game in Italy since March. Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty failure did not prove costly for Juventus as they reached the Coppa Italia final on away goals following a 0-0 draw with 10-man Milan in Italian football's return on Friday. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg of the semi-final at San Siro in February but had to wait four months for the return match at the Allianz Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic leading to the suspension of major sport across the globe in March. Prior to kick-off a minute's silence was held for those who died from COVID-19, before a round of applause for the nation's health workers. Milan had warmed up in 'Black Lives Matter' shirts, while ...
Governor Dapo Abiodun Slams Health Workers Demanding Salary Increase
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Governor Dapo Abiodun Slams Health Workers Demanding Salary Increase

Governor Dapo Abiodun has lashed out health workers who are demanding a salary increase amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ogun state Governor who described the demand as "irresponsible", stated that he is beginning to think that the demand has a political undertone. Governor Abiodun further stated that money is not paramount to people who are educated and also went to medical school because they are charged with "looking after people". Here is the video;     This is coming after the Ogun state chapter of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) asked Governor Dapo Abiodun to pay its members N100,000 hazard allowance. Chairman of the Association, Durojaiye Oluwatosin said the demand is to allow its members...
We Have Only 8 Active COVID-19 Cases Out Of 73 In Zamfara – Bello Matawalle
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We Have Only 8 Active COVID-19 Cases Out Of 73 In Zamfara – Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle says only eight patients out of the 73 confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the state were still at the isolation center. Matawalle made this known on Sunday at a gathering in Maradun where he went to celebrate the Sallah break. The governor congratulated health workers in the state for successfully tracking and treating those infected with the virus. He expressed happiness that there was no new case in the state for now. “We lost five persons to the pandemic but others survived at the isolation and were later discharged to reunite with their families in good health. “This remarkable feat have been possible due to the effort of our medical team, our efforts in meeting all the required preventive standards and the cooperation of the good ...
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...
#coronavirus: Rwanda Deploys Robots
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#coronavirus: Rwanda Deploys Robots

The Government of Rwanda has deployed robots in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Rwanda Biomedical Centre, which made this known on Tuesday via Twitter, said the robots would, importantly, reduce the exposure of health workers to possible infections. Named Akazuba, Ikirezi, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, the Centre said they would monitor the recovery status of COVID-19 patients and keep their medical records, thereby increase timeliness and efficiency in the ongoing fight against the virus. Commenting on the development, Rwanda’s Minister of Information, Communication Technology and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, said, “The infectious nature of COVIDー19 calls for technological innovations to tackle the pandemic. This is why Rwanda has introduced robots, drones among high-tech ...
UK Celebrates Health Workers With A “Clap For Carers”
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UK Celebrates Health Workers With A “Clap For Carers”

Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds, stand in Downing Street, London, to join in the Clap for Carers applause In the UK, people have come out again for their weekly “clap for carers” to celebrate the NHS and other key workers on the coronavirus frontline. They were joined by Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, at Downing Street.
“Why Nigeria Should Avoid Madagascar’s COVID-19 Drug” – JOHESU, PSN
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“Why Nigeria Should Avoid Madagascar’s COVID-19 Drug” – JOHESU, PSN

MEDICAL experts in the country, including pharmacists, nurses and laboratory scientists, have opposed the plan by the Federal Government to import a herbal tonic, COVID-Organics (CVO), from Madagascar for the treatment of coronavirus patients in Nigeria. Pharmacists under the aegis of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and other health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) provided reasons Nigeria should not import the herbal tonic from Madagascar. JOHESU is the umbrella body of all health workers in Nigeria, excluding medical doctors. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, on Monday during the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, said Nigeria was expected to receive samples of COVID-Organics, the ...
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...
COVID-19: Akeredolu Offers Permanent Jobs To Volunteers In Ondo
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COVID-19: Akeredolu Offers Permanent Jobs To Volunteers In Ondo

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed the immediate absorption of all volunteering health workers at the frontlines of the coronavirus management in the state into the public service. He also approved the payment of 50% of the salaries of all health workers as hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state. He said, “I have directed the immediate absorption into the public service the workers at the Infectious Disease Hospital and those working as volunteers with the Disease Surveillance team. “I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. All healthcare workers working directly in th...
Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers
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Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has approved the payment of 50% of consolidated basic salary of all health workers as their hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state. In his tweet; "I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. Furthermore, all healthcare workers working directly in the Isolation Centre/Treatment Centre are to get additional 20% of their 50% as special risk allowance." The Governor also ordered the employment of all the voluntary workers at the state infectious disease hospital into the public service. " I have directed the immediate absorption into the ...
I Infected Four Persons with COVID-19 – Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals
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I Infected Four Persons with COVID-19 – Governor Nasir El-Rufai reveals

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, says he was the index COVID-19 case who infected four other persons in the state. The governor on March 27 announced he had tested positive for the novel virus but recovered and tested negative for the virus on April 22. Speaking on The Platform, an annual event of the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos on Saturday May 2, Governor El-Rufai said the state government took steps to get personal protective equipment for health workers. “Each and every case of COVID-19 we’ve had in the state was imported. I was the index case, fortunately, I would say, because it served to scare everyone in the state to come to the reality that COVID-19 is real; it’s not a joke. I got it in Abuja and I infected four other people. Happily, all of us are ok...
Ganduje told to increase health workers’ allowances as COVID-19 cases hit 311 in state
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Ganduje told to increase health workers’ allowances as COVID-19 cases hit 311 in state

The Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Governor Umar Ganduje to review the hazard allowances for frontline health workers fighting the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The NLC Chairman, Mr Kabir Ado, in his message to commemorate the Workers Day celebration, on Friday in Kano urged the State Government to facilitate upward review of allowances to motivate its health workers. Ado said the call was imperative to encourage the workers to put in their best in the fight against the pandemic which is on the increase in the state. Kano is presently the second state with the highest number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday confirmed ninety-two cases in the state in addition ...
113 Nigerian Health Workers have Tested Positive for COVID-19 – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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113 Nigerian Health Workers have Tested Positive for COVID-19 – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has disclosed that 113 Nigerian health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus. The Minister revealed this while responding to questions at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Thursday April 30. Osagie said the infected health workers represent about 6 per cent of the total 1,728 infected persons. Osagie said;   “Latest figures we have is that there are about 113 people in the health sector infected with COVID-19. Although they are not all public health workers, there are good numbers from private hospitals. “If you hear us speaking here frequently against trying to treat coronavirus in private clinics, we are actually referring to those people who do so without having necessary precautions and traini...
Mohammed Atiku Shares COVID-19 Experience, Praises Health Workers
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Mohammed Atiku Shares COVID-19 Experience, Praises Health Workers

Mohammed Abubakar, son of Nigeria’s former vice-president, has recovered from COVID-19 after spending 40 days in the hospital. In March, his father had announced that one of his sons tested positive for the disease after he returned from Switzerland. In a statement on Monday, Mohammed said his experience as a COVID-19 patient humbled him as he never thought he would be one of those infected. “I, Mohammed Atiku Abubakar, wish to inform Nigerians that I have finally been cleared and discharged after 40 days of coronavirus (Covid19) treatment,” he said. “My discharge could not have come at a better time than in the Ramadan, a season marked by sacrifice and supplication to the Almighty Allah. “I thank the Almighty Allah for my recovery from the dreaded infection and also wish ...
About 40 Health Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Ehanire
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About 40 Health Workers Tested Positive For COVID-19 – Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says about 40 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Dr Ehanire disclosed this on Thursday during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He, therefore, appealed to medical workers in the frontline of the COVID-19 fight to always protect themselves while giving treatment to infected patients.
COVID-19: South West Muslims demand adequate protection of health workers, others
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COVID-19: South West Muslims demand adequate protection of health workers, others

Muslims in the South West region, under the banner of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other stakeholders to provide adequate protection for health workers and other essential service providers involved in the Covid-19 battle. MUSWEN made the appeal via a statement signed by its Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Muslih Tayo Yahya, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Thursday. Yahya, a retired Professor and former Director, Academic Planning and Administration at the University of Jos, Plateau State in the statement issued on behalf of Muslims in the region, declared that they were in support and working in tandem with all measures recommend...
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...
Nigeria Has Less Than 500 Ventilators For Coronavirus Patients – Punch Newspaper
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Nigeria Has Less Than 500 Ventilators For Coronavirus Patients – Punch Newspaper

As coronavirus spreads to six states in Nigeria, with fear that the infection could get worse, highly-placed health workers have said that the nation does not have up to 500 ventilators across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Findings by our correspondents show that hospitals may experience difficulties in handling seriously ill COVID-19 patients due to the lack of enough ventilators for patients’ use. Lagos State, despite being the epicentre of the contagion with 28 confirmed COVID-19 cases out of the total national cases of 40, does not have enough ventilators to manage coronavirus patients who may present with breathing problems. A ventilator is a machine designed to provide mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air in and out of the lungs, to deliver ...
Bereaved Father Allegedly Stabs Nurse over Death of his One Year Old Son in Delta
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Bereaved Father Allegedly Stabs Nurse over Death of his One Year Old Son in Delta

The police in Delta state have arrested a bereaved father for allegedly stabbing a nurse at the Sapele Central Hospital in Delta State, over what he described as the health worker's complacency which led to the death of his one year old son. Sahara Reporters reports that the man, whose identity wasn't disclosed by the police, went into a rage when he received the news of the passing of his sick one year old child. He picked up a sharp object and vowed to kill the nurses, accusing them of causing his son's death. Sources at the hospital said the son’s health had deteriorated before he was brought to the hospital.  However, the child was stabilised and admitted but the case got worse and the child died eventually. “He first gave the nurse a headbutt and the lady fell. He beat he...
Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000
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Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 1,000

The coronavirus death toll exceeded 1,000 on Monday February 10, as health workers around the world continue working hard to contain the flu-like virus since its outbreak in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei. China's National Health Commission said the total number of deaths on the mainland reached 1,016 by midnight on Monday.  2,478 new cases of infection were also confirmed, bringing the total to 42,638. Two senior health officials, Zhang Jin who is the party secretary of the health commission for Hubei and Ling Yingzi who is director of the Hubei Provincial Health Commission have also been removed from their posts as confirmed by the state media on Tuesday February 11. The health workers were sacked after Chinese President, Xi Jinping visited health facilities in Beijing. ...
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire Disclosed that  41 People has been Killed by Lassa Fever in 19 States
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Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire Disclosed that 41 People has been Killed by Lassa Fever in 19 States

Nigeria's Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Tuesday January 28 disclosed that 41 people have died out the 258 Lassa Fever cases confirmed in 19 states. The Minister of Health who spoke to newsmen in Abuja, stated that the disease is endemic due to Nigeria’s ecological profile. Osagie said it is everyone's responsibility to help curb the spread of the disease as he disclosed that the overall case-fatality rate for 2020 has been just about 15 per cent compared to the same in 2019, which was 20 per cent. He said; “Lassa fever is a disease that is indigenous to our country because it occurs every year particularly in the dry season. “As of the 28th of January, 2020, 258 confirmed cases and 41 deaths have been reported in 19 states, with a majority of the cases from Ebony...
29 Dead, 195 Infected as Lassa Fever Spreads to 11 States – NCDC
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29 Dead, 195 Infected as Lassa Fever Spreads to 11 States – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced the casualty figure in the recent Lassa fever outbreak across the country as it activated a National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to coordinate response activities on Saturday January 25. NCDC DG, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths were reported in 11 states as of January 24. Two Kano health workers were also confirmed dead in the recent outbreak in which 89% of the confirmed cases are from Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi. Ihekweazu said; “Over the last three weeks, NCDC has deployed Rapid Response Teams to support five of the affected states”, the agency said. “The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire led a high-level delegation to Kano State on the 25th of January 2020, following the deaths o...
Bandits Killed two Health Workers and Injure two Others Supervising Polio Vaccination in Zamfara
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Bandits Killed two Health Workers and Injure two Others Supervising Polio Vaccination in Zamfara

Suspected bandits shot dead two health workers attached to Makosa village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State for polio vaccine. The two health workers whose names were given as Lawali Suleiman and Aliyu Mohammed popularly known as Aliyu Invitation (pictured) were on duty supervising a polio vaccination centre on Tuesday, when a group of armed bandits stormed the village and headed to the centre where the immunisation was taking place. It was gathered that the bandits stormed the village around 2.30 p.m. and headed to the Primary Health Center where the polio vaccination was going on and ordered everyone to surrender their belongings. According to reports, the health workers refused to surrender their handsets. This provoked the bandits and they opened fire on the ...
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Lagos Doctors Reject New Minimum Wage

Doctors in Lagos State, under the aegis of Medical Guild, have rejected the new minimum wage paid to workers by the state government, saying it is below the expectations of civil servants. Dr Babajide Saheed, Chairman of the Guild, made the doctors’ decision known on Monday at a media briefing on the Scientific Conference scheduled to hold on Dec. 3 and 4 in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Medical Guild is the association of doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government. Saheed said that not only was the new minimum wage unacceptable, the Guild was not part of the negotiations which was communicated to government, adding that it was still awaiting response. “You cannot be talking about our salary when we are not there; and when workers star...
Enugu Govt Approves Consolidated Salary For Health Workers
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Enugu Govt Approves Consolidated Salary For Health Workers

Enugu State Government has approved Consolidated Health Workers Salary Scale as demanded by members of Allied Union of Health Workers in the state. The consolidated salary scale is a yearning by the workers that has subsisted in the past years without success. This gesture entails an increase in the take-home for various health workers in the state other than medical doctors who have had their own special salary scale approved earlier. The salary scale is a practical step by Enugu State Government to encourage the workers and create desirable industrial harmony in the health sector in the state. Details of this development came in a briefing after the state Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Echochin, sai...
Health Workers’ Union To Build N1.2 Billion Hospital
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Health Workers’ Union To Build N1.2 Billion Hospital

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) has performed the foundation laying ceremony of its proposed 300 bed specialist hospital estimated to cost N1.2 billion in Abuja. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, performed the foundation laying of the 150-bed space first phase of the hospital in Dakibiyu District Abuja. Wabba commended the health workers for the investment while urging other unions to emulate it in contributing to the development of its members and the nation in general. He noted that the hospital would advance the issue of social justice as both the rich and poor would be able to access it facilities. He urged the various state chapters of MHWUN to support and replicate the projects in their various state councils. "It would provide quality healthcare to Nigeria...

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