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Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan
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Surgeries Postponed After 4-Day Water Scarcity At University College Hospital, Ibadan

A scarcity of water at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan since last Saturday is causing the postponement of some surgeries, FIJ can report. According to a source, the officials claim the water scarcity is due to some ongoing major repairs within the hospital, but the problem is now affecting patients’ access to healthcare. In fact, surgeries are currently being postponed as a result of this development. “I was supposed to be in theatre this week but the surgery has now been postponed by two days because of this water crisis,” a patient told FIJ. “It is so bad that patients now buy sachets of water to bathe and defecate.” Water crises in UCH are frequent occurrences, although they happen in parts of the hospital rather than the whole. In November, journalis...
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...
Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre
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Ooni Promises To Build Multi-Million Naira Chemotherapy Centre

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has promised to build a multi-million Naira Chemotherapy Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson of the UCH, Mr Toye Akinrinlola on Wednesday in Ibadan. Akinrinlola said that the Ooni made the promise when the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo visited him in his palace. The centre, he said, would be built in partnership with other donors from the U. S. The statement quoted the monarch as saying: ” the rising cases of cancer in Nigeria calls for concern and action from all well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations in the country. ”I will call on friends and well-wishers to join me in the completion of the centre”. The monarch also promised ...
COVID-19: UCH Chairman, Ibrahim Shetima Tests Positive Again
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COVID-19: UCH Chairman, Ibrahim Shetima Tests Positive Again

The result of COVID-19 second test done for the chairman of the governing board of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ibrahim Shetima, has returned positive. Shetima had been in isolation at a special ward in the UCH after he tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, had said the chairman manifested symptoms of the virus shortly after the last board meeting of the hospital began in Ibadan, adding that the test conducted on him revealed that he was positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday, Akinrinlola, in another interview with our correspondent, said Shetima would continue to receive treatment at the UCH and that a third test would be done in a few days. He said, “As I earlier said, the chairman only atte...
UCH’s CMD, Jesse Otegbayo Recovers From COVID-19
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UCH’s CMD, Jesse Otegbayo Recovers From COVID-19

After eight days of isolation and treatment, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has tested negative for COVID-19. The Nation gathered through the Head of Public Relations Unit of the hospital Mr Toye Akinrinlola that the last test on his blood sample has come back negative. Akinrinlola said the test result arrived at about 3:45 pm to gladden the heart of family, friends and workers of the institution. Otegbayo had tested positive to the virus seven days ago. He said he may have contracted the virus through Board meetings of the hospital held from Monday to Wednesday last week. The week-long meetings were suspended on Thursday after some members showed symptoms of COVID-19. He was among the eight confirm...
Popular Journalist, Edmund Obilo Quarantined for Coronavirus at UCH, Ibadan
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Popular Journalist, Edmund Obilo Quarantined for Coronavirus at UCH, Ibadan

Edmund Obilo, a popular Ibadan-based broadcast journalist, currently quarantined for Coronavirus at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. A source quoted by Nigerian Tribune stated that the journalist admitted on Thursday evening. Furthermore, his blood samples taken to Lagos for test and confirmation. Also, his test result expected to arrive March, 21st. Furthermore, the source said he complaining about his condition at the hospital quarantined center.
Pastor Adeboye Donates N10m To UCH Ibadan, Vows To Give N20m More
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Pastor Adeboye Donates N10m To UCH Ibadan, Vows To Give N20m More

Pastor Enoch Adeboye has donated a sum of N10 million to the University College Hospital, Ibadan - The pastor donated the money for a hemodialysis machine that cost N10 million - Adeboye's son, Leke, recently revealed that his father has promised to donate two more machines General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has donated the sum of N10 million to the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, Oyo state. It was gathered that the N10 million was used to purchase one hemodialysis machine for the hospital. The machine is said to be used to filter a patient's blood to remove excess water and waste products in the blood. The pastor shared a post on his Instagram page, explaining that God had charged him to donate the hemodialysis machine to th...
Cancer, One Of Top Killer Diseases In Ibadan In Three Years ― UCH
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Cancer, One Of Top Killer Diseases In Ibadan In Three Years ― UCH

Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Abiodun Otegbayo has said cancer remains one of the top killer diseases in the hospital in the last three years. Professor Otegbayo made the disclosure at the opening of a four-day workshop with the theme “Pharmaceutical Care in Oncology Practice” organised by the Pharmacy Department of the hospital in collaboration with Centre for Global Health, University of Chicago, USA. The CMD, who was represented by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Dr Victor Akinmoladun, said that the other two top causes of death and ill health were infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease, particularly stroke and HIV/AIDS. Professor Otegbayo, however, stated that the late presentation of patients with cancer to ...
Doctors Surgically Remove Toy Which Got Stuck In Boy’s Throat In Ibadan (Photos)
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Doctors Surgically Remove Toy Which Got Stuck In Boy’s Throat In Ibadan (Photos)

Parents and guardians have been warned to be careful how they leave children/wards with toys to play with, most especially unsupervised.. This latest warning is coming following a minor surgery done on a little boy to remove a toy which got stuck in his throat. The boy was rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan in Oyo state as the doctors attended to him and put him to sleep before removing the toy from his throat as can be seen in the pictures. A social media user wrote; UCH, Ibadan doctors surgically removes toy stuck up in little boys throat. Parents, let's be careful with toys around the kids. God help us all. see how it was removed. Watch the video HERE.
Former Oyo State Governor, Ladoja Collapses, Rushed To UCH
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Former Oyo State Governor, Ladoja Collapses, Rushed To UCH

Former governor of Oyo state, Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja has been reportedly rushed to the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, the capital of the state, over undisclosed ailment. Ladoja who is the leader of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state, was reported to have collapsed during a meeting he held in Ibadan to review the chance of the party in the next week’s gubernatorial election in Osun state. He was reported to have been involved in serious campaigns for his party in the state for the coming election. One of his associates said that it was not a serious issue but confirmed of his admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, adding that he would soon be discharged “There is nothing to fear about as our leader will return home either Frid...
Oyo Government Breaks Silence Over Death Of Ibadan Based Newscaster, Olufemi Oluwajobi
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Oyo Government Breaks Silence Over Death Of Ibadan Based Newscaster, Olufemi Oluwajobi

Oyo State government on Tuesday officially reacted to the death of an Ibadan based journalist, Olufemi Oluwajobi who died on Sunday 31st December 2017.   DAILY POST recalled that Oluwajobi who was until his death a newscaster and On Air Personality (OAP) with Ibadan based radio station owned by a gospel singer, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, Fresh FM, died after he was knocked down by a driver on his way to meet some friends at Ring Road area in Ibadan, the state capital. The deceased was said to have been taken to Adeoyo Hospital, one of the state owned hospital after the accident.   It was alleged that the deceased was moved from Adeoyo Hospital due to lack of equipment and inability of those on duty to take care of him and was thereafter rushed to University College ...
Nigerians Can’t Continue To Celebrate Criminals, Who Enrich Themselves From Our Commonwealth – Obasanjo
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Nigerians Can’t Continue To Celebrate Criminals, Who Enrich Themselves From Our Commonwealth – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Nigerians cannot continue to celebrate criminals, who enrich themselves from the commonwealth of the people. Obasanjo speaking at a public lecture marking the 14th anniversary of the Dorcas Oke Hope Alive Initiative at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state on the theme, “Corruption and the Challenges of the African Child said: “It is very demoralising to law enforcement officers when they painstakingly investigate a case and the culprit finds his way around the judiciary to escape. We cannot continue to celebrate criminals, who enrich themselves from our commonwealth, and think that corruption will disappear.” Further he said: “One of the reasons that members of the extremist group – Boko Haram, gave for their insu...
Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice To University College Hospital Management
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Resident Doctors Give 10-Day Strike Notice To University College Hospital Management

Barely one month after their nationwide strike, the resident doctors at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, on Friday gave the hospital management another 10-day strike notice to protest unpaid salaries. Dr Segun Olaopa, the President of the UCH branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors, disclosed this development at a news briefing. Olaopa said that the association’s dialogue with the hospital management on many occasions had yet to yield any positive result. “It has become imperative to draw the attention of the press to the brewing issues in UCH. These issues if not addressed, may impact negatively on the existing industrial harmony at the hospital. “These issues include: non-payment of our September salary, 28 per cent shortfall in August salary, 2016 shor...
UDUTHS Partners With Sokoto Govt On Healthcare Delivery
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UDUTHS Partners With Sokoto Govt On Healthcare Delivery

Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTHS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sokoto State Government on strategic partnership to boost healthcare delivery in the state. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State signed the MoU on behalf of the state while the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, signed on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja. Dr Yakubu Ahmed, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), UDUTHS, said the agreement boarders on five thematic areas. Under the MoU, the teaching Hospital would deploy three consultants to cover three hospitals within Sokoto metropolis while the state would pay certain remunerations to the consultants, he said. Ahmed said the teaching hospital would assign resident doctors to six general hospit...
Resident Doctors Suspend Planned Nationwide Strike
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Resident Doctors Suspend Planned Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its plan to embark on a nationwide strike slated to begin on September 4. The resident doctors had earlier threatened to down tools by September 4th, 2017 unless the Federal Government meets their demand of immediate enrollment in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The government met with the leadership of the association and promised to address the demands. The decision to suspend the strike was reached after several hours of meeting between the Minister of Labour and productivity, Chris Ngige and members from the Ministry of Health, as well as officials of the national association of resident doctors (NERD), in Abuja. After the meeting, Ngige said they have adjourned to November 2n...
Cellphone Radiation May Cause Male Infertility – Expert
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Cellphone Radiation May Cause Male Infertility – Expert

A Chemical Pathologist, Prof. Ganiyu Arinola, has advised men against putting cellphone in their trouser pockets, saying it may cause male infertility. Arinola, who is the Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan. According to him, public attention has been drawn to the issue of safety of radiations from laptops and putting cellphone in the pockets. “This calls for special focus, considering the fact that infertility has affected certain percentages of couples of reproductive age. “It is worthy of note that nearly half of these percentages have been linked to male infertility. “Other factors include exposure to certain environmental pollutants, lifestyle, occupation and infection...
Expert Calls On Fed Govt To Ban Importation Of Skin Bleaching Creams
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Expert Calls On Fed Govt To Ban Importation Of Skin Bleaching Creams

Prof. Ganiyu Arinola, an immunologist and Head, Department of Chemical Pathology, at the University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan has called for a ban on the importation of bleaching creams. Arinola, who made the call on Wednesday in an interview with the newsmen in Ibadan, said the measure was necessary to safeguard the health of Nigerians. The professor described bleaching as the lightening of the skin or the loss of pigment. Accoding to him, bleaching creams weaken the immunity of the skin and to some extent, the body. “The outermost skin layer (the epidermis) provides the first line of defence against pathogens. This skin layer is removed by skin bleaching creams. “Commonly used bleaching creams are: Movate, Skin-light, Make-Me Light and many more that have flooded the...
Falana Tables Proposal For Resolution Of LAUTECH Crisis
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Falana Tables Proposal For Resolution Of LAUTECH Crisis

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Friday called on the Oyo and Osun state governments to set aside part of the newly disbursed Paris club refunds for the reopening of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso. Mr. Falana also called on the Osun state government to relinquish ownership of the troubled university as a long term measure, saying the state could not afford to ‘properly fund the university.’ Mr. Falana urged the Oyo state government to be prepared to take over the ownership of LAUTECH and provide the needed funds for it, adding that the government could abolish its new university of technology and deploy the funds meant for it to LAUTECH. The lawyer made the call at the memorial symposium held in honour of Funmi Adewunmi a former lecturer at t...
Acting President Calls For Unity At Burial Of Akande’s Wife
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Acting President Calls For Unity At Burial Of Akande’s Wife

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday called on Nigerians to be united, saying this was the only way the nation could attain greatness. Osinbajo made the call in Ila-Orangun at the fidau held for the late Mrs Omowunmi Akande, the wife of a former Osun governor and elder statesman, Chief Bisi Akande. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deceased, aged 73, died on Tuesday evening at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, following a brief illness. Osinbajo was in the Ila-Orangun country home of the Akandes to commiserate with the former Interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). “I assure you all that the present administration is not just poised at giving leadership in the country but to give quality leadership built on morals and integrit...
Chief Bisi Akande’s Wife Is Dead
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Chief Bisi Akande’s Wife Is Dead

The wife of Chief Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun State, Omowunmi is dead. She died at the University College Hospital, UCH in Ibadan. She was aged 73.
26 Burnt To Death In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident
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26 Burnt To Death In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

Twenty-six people were confirmed dead in a crash involving two buses on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday. Public Relations Officer of the Oyo State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who confirmed the accident, said it happened around 7am when two commercial buses burst into flames as they collided. He said apart from the 26 people burnt to death, 11 others which included three children were seriously injured. The state commandant of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Salami Yusuf, confirmed the incident though he declined to give details of what occurred. Our correspondent, however, gathered that the remains of the dead had been deposited at Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan, while the injured were taken to the University College Hospital and Ibadan Central Hospital for tr...
Photos Of The University Of Ibadan Student Who Jumped To Her Death
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Photos Of The University Of Ibadan Student Who Jumped To Her Death

The Oyo State Police Command has commenced investigation into the death of Miss Deborah Effiong, a 100-level Law student at the University of Ibadan. The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Odude, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan. Odude said police investigation into the incident followed the report by the university’s authority. He gave an assurance that the outcome of the investigation would be made public as soon as it was completed. The University of Ibadan had on Wednesday issued a statement through its Director of Public Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, announcing the death of Effiong. Oladejo expressed the regret of the university management over the sudden death of the student at the Univ...
University Of Ibadan Law Student Jumps To Her Death During A Show
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University Of Ibadan Law Student Jumps To Her Death During A Show

The University of Ibadan on Wednesday said a 100 Level female Law student of the institution died on Monday during a show at her hall of residence. A statement signed by the institution’s Director of Public Communications, Olatunji Oladejo, said Miss Effiong Imarbong died after she jumped from a dangerous position having displayed signs of restlessness during the show. The statement said, “ It is with deep regret that the management of the University of Ibadan announces the sudden death of Miss Effiong Deborah Imarbong, a 100 Level student in our Faculty of Law on Monday, May , 2017 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. “Her sudden death, however, remains a mystery. It is in the light of the above that the university management wishes to state that the cause(s) of her death ...
USAID Unveils Nigeria’s First Ultramodern Polio Modular Laboratory
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USAID Unveils Nigeria’s First Ultramodern Polio Modular Laboratory

The United States Government, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), Friday inaugurated a state-of-the-art polio modular laboratory at University College Hospital, Ibadan, to improve the efficiency of polio diagnosis in Nigeria through reliable environmental sampling. While examining the ultra-modern amenities with representatives of the Federal Government, U.S. Consul General John Bray observed that the new facility, which cost an estimated $400,000, exists alongside a World Health Organization (WHO) accredited polio laboratory in Ibadan, but is the first one in the country equipped to detect the wild polio virus from waste water. “This new facility will enhance Nigeria’s ability to respond to polio outbreaks quickly, by promptly diagno...

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