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Amidst Paucity Of Funds, Nigerian Govt Proceeds With ₦42 Billion NASS Renovation
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Amidst Paucity Of Funds, Nigerian Govt Proceeds With ₦42 Billion NASS Renovation

Although Nigeria is planning to borrow money and sell some national assets to fund its budget, it is still proceeding with the controversial NASS renovation, at a higher sum. Despite the paucity of funds that will see the Nigerian government borrow over a third of the funds needed to finance the 2021 budget, the government is still pushing ahead to renovate its parliamentary complex with N42 billion. It is for the purpose of carrying out mechanical and electrical repairs in some parts of the National Assembly building that the government is planning to spend an equivalent of $113 million – an amount four times the total 2021 budget allocated to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, one of Nigeria’s biggest teaching hospitals, which caters for the health needs of millions of resid...
Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested
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Stop Treating COVID-19 As Malaria – LUTH Tells Nigerians To Get Tested

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital LUTH, on Wednesday, warned Nigerians that the second wave of COVID-19 is deadlier than the first one. LUTH issued the warning in an advisory issued by its Chief Medical Director, Professor Chris Bode, He warned that the second wave of the virus is easily transmissible. Prof. Bode urged Nigerians to take all the COVID-19 protocols seriously, adding that the hospital may be overwhelmed if the spread does not stop. Part of statement read: “We have seen an upsurge of people treating malaria instead of going for COVID19 test. Most of the people that have died from the disease went to the hospital late for diagnosis and treatment. “This is to alarm the people but rather to alert us all to what is important and call on each person to do ag...
LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice
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LUTH Dismisses Allegation Of Evicting Nursing Mothers Without Notice

'Some nursing mothers at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday decried alleged inhuman treatment melted on them by the hospital management, claiming they were evicted from the hospital lodge without prior notice. Meanwhile, the hospital management has denied the allegation, saying, they were only protecting them from being exposed to COVID-19 as the area in question was being rearranged for COVID-19 patients’ management, In a video clip made available to Vanguard, the mothers alleged that the management of the hospital evicted them from a lodge which they pay on a daily basis to stay and watch over their babies. One of the mothers, who spoke to Vanguard under anonymity for fear of victimization, said that they were evicted from where they use to sleep without any...
COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances
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COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances

The lives of around one hundred covid-19 patients admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation centres may now be in danger. That’s because the hospital’s team of voluntary responders shutdown operations on Saturday following the non-payment of special allowances for three months. TVC News gathered that several patients who were meant to be tested today to ascertain their status and find whether they would be discharged have now been called off. Not even a visit of the presidential task force to the hospital could assuage the workers as no concrete guarantees were obtained as to when the payments would be made. Lagos University Teaching Hospital is a frontline response facility in the war on the virus in Nigeria, given its location in the nation’s commercial...
Actress Jemima Osunde Calls Out NCDC For Releasing Abba Kyari’s Corpse, Slams Those That Attended The Burial Ceremony
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Actress Jemima Osunde Calls Out NCDC For Releasing Abba Kyari’s Corpse, Slams Those That Attended The Burial Ceremony

Nollywood actress, Jemima Osunde has called out the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for releasing the corpse of late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari for burial. The actress who is also a physiotherapist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), stated that the corpse of the late CoS ouught to have been cremated. Jemima slammed the crowd that attended the burial ceremony as she asked if the NCDC also released the corpse of other Coronavirus patients who died from the disease. She tweeted; Never seen a bigger bunch of dimwits in my life. First of all, @NCDCgov WHY DID YOU RELEASE HIS BODY???? Did you release the other 16 people that died to their families? Shouldn’t he have been cremated? And then what is this damn crowd ?? What is wrong with you peo...
Man Shares Experience Trying To Get Tested For Covid-19 In Lagos
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Man Shares Experience Trying To Get Tested For Covid-19 In Lagos

Today being 23 march 2020, I went to LUTH due to the appointment I have with the E.N.T doctor. When the time came for the Dr to see us the patients, she addressed us and asked everyone to go home due to the corona virus epidemic and how unprepared the hospital was to protect staff working there. She reveald that LAGOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL does not have enough air ventilator, that LUTH only has about 15 ventilators and the nature of ENT clinic demands close contact with patients for thorough examination and she won't risk her life even if she has ventilators. She told us to either wait until the epidemic is over or go to NCDC and get tested for the virus assuring us that if an individual can get two negative result within 48hrs and bring the result for confirmation, then s...
Kokufundation To Take Care Of Ene, Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah
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Kokufundation To Take Care Of Ene, Unclad Emaciated Lady At Jubilee Bridge Ajah

A severely malnourished Unclad woman allegedly dropped off by a car under Jubilee bridge in Ajah, Lagos. The woman's name has been given as Ene. She is reportedly HIV positive and has been taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH. Philanthropist Kokufoundation seeks permition from Nollywood actress, Keira Hewatch to take care of Ene. He wrote; I feel devastated and been so sober since morning! @keirahewatchofficial please, allow me to pick up this beautiful woman and take care of her Please
Keira Hewatch Rescues Emaciated lady Who Was Spotted Unclad In Ajah Yesterday
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Keira Hewatch Rescues Emaciated lady Who Was Spotted Unclad In Ajah Yesterday

Actress, Keira Hewatch, comes to the rescue of Ene, lady who was spotted Unclad in Ajah, yesterday. Suspected by passersby to have been "used by yahoo boys", Ene was reportedly thrown out of a moving car at the popular Jubilee Bridge in Ajah, yesterday. The lady according to eyewitnesses "dried up" within minutes, was unable to speak and looked like she was unaware of her immediate environment,. After a large crowd had gathered, hurling insults at her, while recording videos, actress Keira Hewatch came to her aid against the advice of onlookers, and drove her to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital where she is currently awaiting attention.
Billionaire, Otedola Takes Over Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba’s Medical Bills
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Billionaire, Otedola Takes Over Veteran Actor, Sadiq Daba’s Medical Bills

Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has undertaken to take care of the medical bills of veteran actor, Sadiq Daba. Otedola disclosed this in a statement released on Sunday. Daba travelled to the United Kingdom in 2017 for the treatment of leukaemia and prostate cancer. He returned to Nigeria a few weeks after with reports that his situation was not as bad as feared. Two years after, the October 1 star was recently admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for what those close to him said was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I heard about Mr. Sadiq Daba’s health condition when it was brought to my attention through an online news story I read two days ago,” Otedola said in his statement. “I was saddened to hear that he had taken ill again after overc...
Woman Gives Birth To A Baby After 10 Years Of Pregnancy
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Woman Gives Birth To A Baby After 10 Years Of Pregnancy

There is a popular adage that says “whatever that does not break us will end up only making us stronger.” Mr. Abiodun Orebela and his wife, Lola, from Ogun State, stand today as living examples of the adage. This is because the couple who reside at No. 88 Maruwa Road, Satellite Town, Lagos, just had a baby after waiting for 10 years. There is no doubt that the painful experiences they passed through during the waiting period was meant to break them and strain their relationship built on mutual love and respect, but instead it ended up making their union stronger. How the problem began After their well-celebrated wedding in July 2007, the two had their first baby in the same year. It was when Lola became pregnant with the second baby that the problem began. Her bodily feelings ...
Babatunde Omidina Has Been Admitted At The Lagos University Teaching Hospital
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Babatunde Omidina Has Been Admitted At The Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Ailing Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly known as Baba Suwe, has been admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Qed.ng has learned. The 60-year-old was taken to the hospital in Idi Araba, Lagos State on Friday. His admission was facilitated by the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) with the assistance of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Free Cleft Surgery At Lagos University Teaching Hospital
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Free Cleft Surgery At Lagos University Teaching Hospital

A cleft lip and/or palate is a birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth. A cleft lip creates an opening in the upper lip between the mouth and nose and a cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth has not joined completely. It can be repaired and it's not a death sentence or the handiwork of the 'village people' . If you know a friend, neighbour or relative that has a child that with cleft lip or palate, kindly inform them that surgery for the correction is free in LUTH. Yes, it is free! See the poster for more details.
LUTH strike: Doctors Cry Out over 3-months Unpaid Salaries
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LUTH strike: Doctors Cry Out over 3-months Unpaid Salaries

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Branch, has lamented over the non-payment of its members’ salaries by the hospital’s management in the last three months. It called on the Federal Government to come to the members’ aid to enable them end the strike, which took effect last Thursday. The hospital’s ARD President, Dr. Adewale Oba, in an interview with The Nation at the association’s secretariat in LUTH, Idi-Araba, said the non-payment of salaries has affected his members negatively. According to Oba, many resident doctors could no longer transport themselves to work, feed their families and take care of other basic things because their September, October and November salaries have not been paid. However, a statement by the Head, Cor...
23-Year-Old Graduate Preparing For NYSC Gets Crushed By SUV
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23-Year-Old Graduate Preparing For NYSC Gets Crushed By SUV

23-year-old graduate of the Ebonyi State University, Adeyinka Adelekan, who studied studied Geology at the university, won’t be participating in this year’s NYSC programme which is scheduled to take off today, as she was reportedly involved in an accident which at  Skiddo bus stop, Ajah, Lagos State. According to eyewitnesses, Adeyinka Adelekan who reportedly  suffered fractures in his legs and brain injuries after getting knocked down by an SUV, was admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, and is yet to come out of a coma since December 19, 2017, when the accident happened. 26-year-old Saviour Henry who was driving the SUV – a Toyota RAV 4, knocked down Adelekan who was going to buy drinks for herself and her elder sister around 4pm on that day, after he lost c...
Fed Govt Revitalising 4,000 PHCs – Isaac Adewole
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Fed Govt Revitalising 4,000 PHCs – Isaac Adewole

To achieve Universal Health Coverage, the Federal Government says it is revitalising 4,000 Primary Healthcare Centres. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made the disclosure on Monday at a media parley held in Ibadan, Oyo State. The Muhammadu Buhari administration had on assumption of office promised to revitalise PHCs in the country to ensure qualitative and affordable healthcare delivery. Adewole said: “We have been very relentless and target-driven in pursuing the noble objective. “The president flagged off the revitalisation programme of PHCs on January 10, 2016. “We have secured international partnership to make the idea work. “Work is either completed or ongoing at 4,000 locations nationwide in PHC intervention sites. “The UK Government supported us wit...
Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher
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Lassa Fever: Govt Should Improve Emergencies Preparedness – Researcher

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

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

Three health workers, out of the 100 that had contact with a pregnant woman who died of Lassa fever at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, have tested positive for the infection. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, confirmed this at a joint briefing by the hospital’s management and officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health on Wednesday. Bode said the health workers had been admitted to the Isolation Ward at the teaching hospital alongside a female resident doctor who contracted the infection while conducting an autopsy on one of the index cases. The CMD also identified the second patient who died of the disease at the hospital as a sickle cell patient that was admitted on August 5. He added that the victim had just come in from a neighbouring s...
Lassa Fever: Four Placed Under Isolation In Yobe
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Lassa Fever: Four Placed Under Isolation In Yobe

Four persons have been placed under isolation in Yobe state over suspicion of the deadly Lassa fever. In Lagos, where two people died some days ago, the authorities of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have increased surveillance. Over 100 people are in the isolation ward of the hospital, while four are under survellaince in Yobe. Bello Kawuwa, Yobe state commissioner for health, disclosed this on Wednesday. Kawuwa told journalists in Damaturu, the state capital, that seven people were initially held, but three had been discharged after clinical analysis. The commissioner said though, earlier results did not indicate that the four people have Lassa fever, a second laboratory test would be carried out on them. “In July, about seven cases of suspected Lassa fever w...
Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos
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Doctor, Others Infected As Lassa Fever Kills Two In Lagos

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

It was a tense atmosphere at the gates of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Ara as the three main entrance gates of the hospitals were put under lock by the armed policemen following a protest by the health workers over unpaid salaries. The protest march which occurred yesterday, May 24, 2017, was staged by the members of the Joint House unions and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) over the delayed salaries of its members. It was gathered that the entrance to the hospital was locked following an order from the Chief Security Officer of the facility in order to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance into the hospital facility. Speaking on the incident, the President of the LUTH chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Adebayo Sekumade, explained ...
Queen’s College Orphan Pupil Buried
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Queen’s College Orphan Pupil Buried

• Education ministry admits blame Tears flowed at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos State, on Thursday, as one of the victims of the Queen’s College diarrhoea outbreak, Praise Sodipo, was buried. Representatives of the school’s management, colleagues, family and friends of the victim paid their last respect to the 14-year-old, who died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, last Friday. Some of the mourners broke down in tears when the coffin was opened for all to see late Sodipo, who was dressed in her school uniform. The Senior Secondary School one pupil was buried around 11am. Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Education has admitted blame in the death of the three pupils of the school, saying the incident could have been prevented if proactive steps were ta...
1.8 Million Nigerians Suffering Glaucoma
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1.8 Million Nigerians Suffering Glaucoma

Disease second leading cause of blindness worldwide No fewer than 1.8 million Nigerians of over 40 years age suffer from glaucoma with almost 360,000 of them blind in both eyes. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises – if left untreated the patient may lose vision and even become blind. The Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Head Glaucoma Services and Acting Head of Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine/Lagos University Teaching Hospital (CMUL/LUTH), Idi-Araba, Dr. Adeola Onakoya, said yesterday at a press briefing to mark the World Glaucoma Week, March 12 to 16, 2017, that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and in Nigeria with a prevalence of 16.7 per cent, second only to cataract. Onakoya,...
Rosaline Meurer & Tonto Dikeh Wearing Similar Rings
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Rosaline Meurer & Tonto Dikeh Wearing Similar Rings

Nollywood actress and mother of one, Tonto Dikeh wore hers in the stunning photo she shared yesterday to mark International Women's Day. While Rosaline Meurer flaunted hers when she led Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband’s foundation, Big Church Foundation on a charity visit to LUTH - Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Rosaline Meurer, Big Church Foundation Ambassador on Mother and Child, led the BCF team on a charity visit to the hospital after the foundation was contacted for support by an NGO that was catering for cancer patient, 2 year old baby Favour. The Foundation is headed by Olakunle Churchill. Some Nigerians think the rings were bought for the ladies by the same man.
Kate Henshaw & Family Clash Over Sick Baby’s Treatment
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Kate Henshaw & Family Clash Over Sick Baby’s Treatment

Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw, says she regrets taking up a case involving a sex worker, identified as Mary, who allegedly abandoned her child, Michael, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. Henshaw on Wednesday said with the experience, she might not render assistance of such nature in the future. Punch Metro learnt that Henshaw’s attention had been drawn to the condition of the mother and child through the social media, while they begged around the Onikan area of Lagos State. Mary was reported to have had four children from different men. Michael, her last child, who she reportedly had for a Malian, was said to have been born with a cancerous growth in the face. His mother was said to have been taking him on begging trips, during which some residents took their pic...

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