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“My country has ruined me” Nigerian doctor narrates how a friend in Finland broke down in tears at discovering how doctors ‘search for patients’ veins’ in Nigeria”
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“My country has ruined me” Nigerian doctor narrates how a friend in Finland broke down in tears at discovering how doctors ‘search for patients’ veins’ in Nigeria”

A doctor in Nigeria narrated how he discovered that the method used by some doctors/nurses to search for patients' veins in Nigeria is 'outdated and causes avoidable pain.' He explained that he was speaking to his friend in Finland about slapping patients to find their veins and the woman started sobbing, asking why patients who are already sick should have to receive slaps. He added that the woman revealed to him that they have something called the vein finder, used to easily detect a person's vein to avoid pricking the patient multiple times or slapping them while searching for their vein. He blamed Nigeria for his ignorance, writing: "My country has made the abnormal seem normal for me. My country has ruined me." Read his tweets below.
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...
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Conjoined Female Twins Separated At The University Of Ilorin Teaching Hospital

Cheering news from the University of Ilorin Teaching hospital as a set of conjoined female twins were successfully separated by a team of medical experts on Thursday, January 14. The babies were separated by a 66-member all Nigerian team of paediatric surgeons, paediatricians, paediatric cardiologist, anaesthetists, cardiothoracic surgeon, nurses, pharmacists, behavioral scientists and many more. The team was led by Paediatric surgeon, Prof Lukman Abdul-Rahman who is pictured above carrying the babies. Congrats to the team and to the parents of the babies!
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 ...
Nurses Withdraw Services At Plateau Isolation Centre Over Hazard Allowance
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Nurses Withdraw Services At Plateau Isolation Centre Over Hazard Allowance

Nurses at one of the isolation Centres for COVID-19 in Plateau State, the Jos University Teaching Hospital, on Monday withdrew their services. It was learnt that as a result of the development, all the nineteen patients at the isolation centre have been abandoned. Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, JUTH branch, Mrs. Mercy Lenka, who confirmed the development to our correspondent in Jos on Monday blamed the government for their action stating that they were constrained to withdraw their services at the isolation centre in order to save the lives of their members and others from being infected with the disease. Lenka said,[b] “Yes, we have asked our members to withdraw their services at the JUTH isolation center. Ideally, when you are involved ...
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...
“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 ...
Pope Praises Nurses Fighting Against Coronavirus
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Pope Praises Nurses Fighting Against Coronavirus

Pope Francis on Tuesday praised the work of nurses around the world, fighting the coronavirus pandemic. He said that the coronavirus crisis had shown how vital their service is. He also appealed to governments to invest more in healthcare. In a special message for International Nurses Day, he said; “Every day we witness the testimony of courage and sacrifice of healthcare workers, and nurses in particular, who, with professionalism, self-sacrifice, and a sense of responsibility and love for neighbour, assist people affected by the virus, even to the point of putting their own health at risk”. “For this reason, I would ask leaders of nations throughout the world to invest in healthcare as the primary common good, by strengthening its systems and employing greater numbers of nur...
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...
Nurses In Ogun Wear Polythene Bags To Treat Suspected COVID-19 Patient (Photo)
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Nurses In Ogun Wear Polythene Bags To Treat Suspected COVID-19 Patient (Photo)

Some nurses of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun state have been seen wearing polythene bags to prevent themselves from being infected by a suspected case of COVID-19 discovered in the facility. Recall that two persons, including a pregnant woman who died on Saturday, tested positive for the infection in the hospital. The second case, a 97-year-old man, had been transferred to the Ogun state COVID-19 isolation centre in Ikene. Moreover, some of the health workers who came in contact with those infected have been told to isolate. This paper gathered that one of the medical doctors who came in contact with the aged man, Mr Ashimi, has also been transferred to Ikene for isolation. Accordingly, the Emergency Treatment Room (ETR) and the Gynecology Emergency unit, where th...
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'...
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...
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...
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 ...
Diamond Platnumz’s Manager Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Diamond Platnumz’s Manager Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Diamond Platnumz’s manager, Sallam Sharaf has tested positive for coronavirus as confirmed in an Instagram post he shared. Sallam revealed that he is under mandatory quarantine and closely monitored by medical doctors. He wrote; “I have received coronavirus test results, and I would like to confirm that it has turned out positive. Currently, I am under mandatory quarantine, and being monitored closely by doctors. I would like to thank the Tanzanian Government for the good medical services I am receiving. Since Tuesday, I have been in isolation. "I am all alone at the ward it is as if I have hired this whole space for myself. I thank the nurses and the general administration for the care they have afforded me since I arrived here two days ago. May God protect them, and give the...
Faces Of Nurses In China Hours After Wearing Masks Treating Patients
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Faces Of Nurses In China Hours After Wearing Masks Treating Patients

Images of a group of doctors and nurses hours after wearing their masks treating coronavirus patients have surfaced on the internet. A photo of a female medical staff member from the Wuhan Tianmen Hospital went viral on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo recently. The photo was apparently taken the first moment she took out her protective clothing after a 12-hour-long shift. After this picture, many photos of the doctors and nurses who took off their masks during short breaks were shared by numerous media outlets. All the professionals bore visible facial scars and imprints caused by the near-continuous use of the masks. The images, according to reports, moved millions of netizens in China. This comes after reports of doctors getting inadequate rest and even having ...
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...
Singer Keke Wyatt Shares Photos of her Newborn Son , Ke’Riah.
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Singer Keke Wyatt Shares Photos of her Newborn Son , Ke’Riah.

American R&B singer, Keke Wyatt, 37, has shared new photos of her new born son, Ke’Riah. Taking to her Instagram page to appreciate the nurses and doctor that helped deliver her tenth child, the singer shared cute hospital photos of herself cradling her son as they posed together with the Nurses. She wrote in her caption: 'Sending a huge Thankx to Ebonie and Ashley who both were my nurses & stayed 5 hours after work to help deliver my baby. They stayed by my side. Also, thank you, Dr. Linda McDaniel.' This is her first child with her current husband Zackariah Darring. The singer also shares six children with her ex-husband Rahman Morton, welcoming them between 2000 and 2009, and three children with Michael Ford, who she divorced in September 2017.
Unbelievable! Woman Sells Her Newborn Baby For N500k, Lies To Her Husband In Imo
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Unbelievable! Woman Sells Her Newborn Baby For N500k, Lies To Her Husband In Imo

A housewife, Chinasa Ukaonu, has rekindled the flourishing baby trafficking otherwise known as baby factory in Imo State as she willingly sold her own baby after delivery for N500, 000. According to the State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Ladodo who disclosed this to newsmen through his Public Relation Officer Orlando Ikeokwu, Ukaonu had left her matrimonial home with an 8- month-old pregnancy informing her husband, Promise Ukaonu, that she was going to stay with her brother for a while at Mbaitoli. Few days after she left the house, the CP said, she sent a message across to her husband informing him that she lost the pregnancy. Mrs Ukaonu after deceiving her husband proceeded to a baby factory where she was said to have delivered the baby with the help of two nurses, Esomonu Dorathy...
Governor Abdulrazaq Pays Late Night Visit To Kwara Specialist Hospital
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Governor Abdulrazaq Pays Late Night Visit To Kwara Specialist Hospital

The Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq pays unannounced late night inspection visit to Kwara state Specialist Hospital, Sobi (Alagbado). The governor who arrived the premises of the hospital around 11:05pm in company of Prof Wale Suleiman walked into the surprised doctors and nurses who could not hide their joy of having him around to get first hand information on the level of deterioration experienced in the hospital with the hope that the needful will be done soonest. The visit is coming days after Gov AbdulRazaq approved N232m to revamp the health sector and with this late night inspection visit it seems the governor is not ready to settle for just good when better can be attained and best secured for posterity. Dr. Yusuf Abass Eletu who conducted the governor and ...
Nine Nurses In The Same Labour Unit All Pregnant At Same Time In Maine Hospital
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Nine Nurses In The Same Labour Unit All Pregnant At Same Time In Maine Hospital

The labor and delivery unit of a Maine hospital will be having a harvested babies soon where nine of its nurses will give birth to their babies around the same time. The labor and delivery nurses at Maine Medical Center in Portland are all due between April and July. “After each one of us started to say, ‘We’re pregnant,’ I think it was a happier kind of announcement each time, and we’re all there for each other,” nurse Erin Grenier told CNN affiliate WMTW. The hospital announced its baby boom Monday on social media and congratulated the mothers. Eight of them were featured in a picture showing their baby bumps. The hospital responded to some people’s concerns regarding having enough staff in the summer, commenting “Don’t worry! We have a plan.” The nurses have supported eac...
71-Year-oOld Paedophile Filmed After Attacking 12-Year-Old Girl In a Bush
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71-Year-oOld Paedophile Filmed After Attacking 12-Year-Old Girl In a Bush

A 71-year-old paedophile, John Watts, who attacked a 12-year-old girl in a bush in a park in Hull, United Kingdom, has been arrested and arraigned in court.The 71-year-old paedophile who pulled the 12-year-old girl off her bike while saying “You’re going in the park to do rude things”, was filmed by a group of men who came to the girl’s aid and detained him until police arrived. The pensioner who has dementia and a brain injury, was filmed pulling his trousers up near the bushes as someone at the scene told him “You’re getting buried. I’m ringing the police to come and arrest you.” He replied: “I don’t care about the police. The police can come and arrest me.” Another man told him: “You’re dead, you’re dead. She’s a 12-year-old girl.” The girl who was on her way to her friend’s or ...
UNTH Salary Crisis Worsens As JOHESU Threatens Breakdown If…
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UNTH Salary Crisis Worsens As JOHESU Threatens Breakdown If…

CRISIS rocking the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu State came to a head yesterday, with a threat of breakdown of law and order if the hospital management  pays resident doctors the alleged withheld parts of salaries and wages the doctors have been protesting against. File: doctors The institution’s resident doctors had embarked on protests over alleged tampering with their salaries and other wages by the institution. But the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, in the hospital comprising Senior Staff Association, Medical and Health Workers Union, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, National Union of Allied Health Professionals and Non-Academic Staff Union, has written the hospital’s management threatening fire and brimstone should an...
FG Speaks On The Removal Of Dichotomy Between HND & Degree Holders In The Federal Civil Service
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FG Speaks On The Removal Of Dichotomy Between HND & Degree Holders In The Federal Civil Service

Nigerian Government has spoken on removal of the dichotomy between holders of Higher National Diploma and Degree in the Federal Civil Service. Permanent Secretary, Service, Policies and Strategies Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ndubuisi Osuji, spoke at the 40th National Council on Establishment holding in Owerri, the Imo State capital. Osuji said this was in compliance with the decisions reached at the 39th National Council on Establishment. A statement on Thursday by Assistant Director, Media Relations, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Timothy Akpoli, on behalf of the Director of Communications, quoted Osuji to have said the decisions reached at the 39th NCE were fully implemented through various circulars conveyed to the re...
Man Laments After Nurses Dressed His Wounds With Masking Tape In Sokoto
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Man Laments After Nurses Dressed His Wounds With Masking Tape In Sokoto

A Nigerian man, Bakare has taken to social media to lament after nurses dressed his wounds with masking tape in a Sokoto hospital. Bakare, who is currently in an undisclosed Sokoto hospital for bilateral knee and hips replacement surgery cried out on Twitter after the nurses compounded his pains by dressing his wounds with masking tape.
UNIZIK Graduate Dies During Childbirth At Lagos Hospital
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UNIZIK Graduate Dies During Childbirth At Lagos Hospital

According to the story shared by Moses,a UNIZIK graduate,Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke),died at Magodo Specialist Hospital during birth due to carelessness and negligence of duties by doctors and nurses in the hospital. Read the long story shared by Moses on the screenshots below
Nigeria Ranked 7th Among Countries Facing Shortage Of Health Workers
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Nigeria Ranked 7th Among Countries Facing Shortage Of Health Workers

Nigeria is ranked 7th among 57 countries classified as facing a critical shortage of health workers, it was learnt Tuesday. According to the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole the country has a shortage of 144,000 health workers. Nigeria is ranked second in Africa behind Ethiopia with 152,000. Presently, the country boasts of 240,000 nurses and midwives and by 2030 the country will be needing 149,852 doctors and 471,353 nurses and midwives. He spoke yesterday in Abuja at the occasion marking the International Day of the Midwife 2017, with the theme, “strengthening midwifery pre-service training in Nigeria “midwives, mothers and families: partners for life” The minister said only 99,120 doctors and 333,494 nurses and midwives will be available by 2030. He therefore warned...

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