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Mum who gave birth to record nine babies nearly died of blood loss during delivery
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Mum who gave birth to record nine babies nearly died of blood loss during delivery

A mum who gave birth to a record nine babies nearly died from blood loss during the delivery, doctors have revealed. Halma Cisse, from Mali in West Africa, had struggled under the six stone weight of her unborn nonuplets and amniotic fluid prior to going into labour. But during her caesarean section, medics battled to save her after the 26-year-old suffered a haemorrhage of her uterine artery. An army of 18 nurses put the newborn babies into incubators while a radiologist fought to stem the blood flow. The premature children are still on ventilators and must remain in specialist care for another 12 weeks before they can breathe without support. Halma had been flown to Morocco for specialist medical care before giving birth just seven months into her pregnancy. Now doctors...
Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records
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Medical Supplies Arrive In India As Coronavirus Cases Hit New Records

India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections worldwide for the sixth day running on Tuesday as the country and its overstretched health systems started receiving vital medical supplies to deal with the pandemic. A total of 323,144 new cases and 2,771 deaths were registered, Health Ministry data showed, taking the national caseload to 17.6 million cases and the death tally to 197,894. India has been logging over 300,000 cases since Thursday, when it surpassed the previous highest one-day spike of around 300,300 cases in the United States in January. The country has also been seeing its highest daily number of deaths over the past week. Doctors in the capital New Delhi, the epicentre of the latest wave of infections, have described how critical patients were dying on the stre...
Trump Finally Fulfills Promise, Sends 200 Ventilators To Nigeria
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Trump Finally Fulfills Promise, Sends 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

Trump, in a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari in April, pledged to support Nigeria’s response to COVID-19 by sending ventilators. However, the ventilators got to Nigeria five months after the US president made the promise. While receiving 200 ventilators on behalf of the federal government from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said medical items are critical to saving the lives of persons who have been severely affected by COVID-19. The minister said life has not been the same for Nigerians since the first COVID-19 case was recorded in February. “This donation consists of 200 ventilators, which, as we all know by now, are a critical component of the res...
Photo Of Hushpuppi Handcuffed By FBI On His Way To Washington, More Details Of His Arrest
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Photo Of Hushpuppi Handcuffed By FBI On His Way To Washington, More Details Of His Arrest

How Hushpuppi scammed US government of $100 million meant for ventilators for COVID-19 patients Today is just one of those days that Nigerians will frown at fraud, ramble about how fraud is evil. But deep down they've always wished to have Hushpuppi's money, they admire Diezani, Mompha and other fraudsters. You might be wondering why about 60 Interpol and FBI agents stormed Dubai to arrest popular social media sensations, Hushpuppi and Woodberry in their plush hotel at the wee hours of this morning. With the sort of lifestyle the duo flaunt on social media, Nigerians have been wondering the kind of job these two are into, with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of clothing and accessories being bought by these guys on a daily basis. After the arrest which sent the whole socia...
US President, Donald Trump Sends 1,000 Ventilators To Nigeria
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US President, Donald Trump Sends 1,000 Ventilators To Nigeria

United States President, Donald Trump said Thursday that he has sent 1,000 ventilators to Nigeria to help save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic. Questioned on his claim of enough ventilators to share with other countries, after touring Ford Motor plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, refitted to produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), he said: “We were just talking about we have a very big stockpile right now, and we building a bigger…we are helping a lot of other countries. Nigeria, we just sent a thousand. We have various countries – France, Spain, we have a lot going to Italy, we have a lot going to probably 15, 18 countries. They’re calling us. We have the capacity to do this. Nobody else did. “So, every state now has more than they need and our stockpile is totally full. We ...
Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni
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Nobody has Died From Coronavirus in Yobe – Governor Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni has urged Nigerians to disregard reports of COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe state, as such incident has not been recorded. The Yobe State Governor said in a statement released on Thursday by his Director General, Press and Media Affairs Malam Mamman Mohammed, that the state recorded its first case of Coronavirus on April. He further revealed that his government has established three isolation centres equipped with ventilators and all necessary equipment. The statement reads; “Our attention has been drawn to an online report alleging COVID-19 related deaths in Yobe State. “The report also claimed that His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, was in Abuja while his people were dying. “We had expected the publishers to crosscheck their facts and ref...
Doctors Raises Alarm that 250 Ventilators the UK Govt Bought from China Could Kill Patients if Used
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Doctors Raises Alarm that 250 Ventilators the UK Govt Bought from China Could Kill Patients if Used

The 250 ventilators the UK government bought from China are the wrong type and could kill patients, senior doctors have warned in a newly uncovered letter. In the letter, the medical staff said the devices had a problematic oxygen supply, could not be cleaned properly, had an unfamiliar design and a confusing instruction manual, and were built for use in ambulances, not hospitals, NBC News reports. The document also claims the ventilators cannot be cleaned properly, are an unfamiliar design, and come with a confusing instruction manual.   On April 4, Cabinet ministers triumphantly announced that they had scored a much-needed win, buying 300 ventilators from China. "I'd like to thank the Chinese government for their support in securing that capacity," Michael Gov...
“Nigeria Will Do Anything For Ventilators” – Donald Trump (video)
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“Nigeria Will Do Anything For Ventilators” – Donald Trump (video)

US President Donald Trump says Nigeria desperately needs ventilators to boost its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari spoke with Trump on the peculiarities of how the COVID-19 pandemic was being addressed in Nigeria. “The conversation centred on Nigeria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Buhari used the opportunity to brief the American President on the steps that Nigeria is taking to contain the spread of the disease,” the minister had said. “On his part, President Trump assured that the United States stand in solidarity with Nigeria in this difficult time and promised to send ventilators to support the country in it...
Coronavirus: Trump Calls Buhari, Promises To Send Ventilators To Nigeria
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Coronavirus: Trump Calls Buhari, Promises To Send Ventilators To Nigeria

President Donald Trump had a telephone conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari earlier on Tuesday, solidarising with Nigeria over the coronavirus pandemic. According to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who disclosed this at the media briefing of the presidential task force on COVID-19, the US president promised to send across ventilators to Nigeria. Telephone conversation between President Buhari and President Trump today, at the request of the US President. Conversation focused on Nigeria’s #Covid19 Response. President Trump pledged US support and solidarity.
COVID-19: ‘We’re Running Against Time With No Laboratories, Ventilators’ – NCDC
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COVID-19: ‘We’re Running Against Time With No Laboratories, Ventilators’ – NCDC

The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has said that the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is running against time because Nigerians want to return to normal life. He also explained that Lagos State has more testing capacity than Kano State because the first COVID-19 outbreak happened in Africa’s largest commercial city. Ihekweazu spoke during a virtual press briefing by the World Economic Forum/World Health Organisation on Thursday. He said: “We will be transferring some of our knowledge from states to states. We are running against time because people are pushing to live normal life. “At the same time, we are confronted with the escalation phase of the figures. So how to balance this will be very a difficult decision to be mad...
COVID-19: Jack Ma Donates 500000 Test Kits, 300 Ventilators To African Countries
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COVID-19: Jack Ma Donates 500000 Test Kits, 300 Ventilators To African Countries

Nigeria and fifty-three other African countries would receive 500,000 coronavirus test kits and 300 ventilators donated by Ali Baba Foundation to African Union Member States, The PUNCH reports. Also donated to fight the pandemic in Africa were 4.6m masks, 200,000 clothing sets, 200,000 face shields, 2,000 thermal guns, 100 body temperature scanners and 500,000 pairs of gloves. Interestingly, while South Africa had conducted 114,711 COVID-19 tests, Ghana 60,916 tests, Egypt 55,000 tests, Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, had only conducted 7,153 tests. The Founder of Ali Baba Group, Jack Ma, who made this revelation on Monday, said the donation was the third batch to Africa and it would be dispatched immediately to the African Centres for Disease Control for further d...
COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre
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COVID-19: UBTH equips Isolation Centre

The Management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) have equipped a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first COVID-19 case to be admitted. Prof Darlington Obaseki, Chief Medical Director of UBTH disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Benin. “The Isolation Centre is functioning actively and striving for expanded services in the event of more cases of COVID-19 requiring admission. “UBTH in anticipation of COVID-19 patients, promptly repurposed, re-structured, equipped and activated a 10-bedded Isolation Centre ahead of the first case to be admitted. “The Centre operates with the full complement of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other personnel needed to provide care. “The Isolation Centre is supported by a dedicated 2-bedde...
FG Receives Delivery Of 50 Ventilators , Medical Equipment Donated By UN
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FG Receives Delivery Of 50 Ventilators , Medical Equipment Donated By UN

Federal Governments of Nigeria has received delivery of about 50 ventilators, and other medical equipment donated by the United Nations. The minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who made this known in a press release issued on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu received the donations on behalf of the Federal government. He said “Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has today taken delivery of various medical equipment donated by the United Nations Systems to the Federal government to aid its efforts at combating the coronavirus scourge in the country. “The Minister who took the delivery on behalf of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, expressed the appreciation of the Nigerian gov...
FG, Local Vehicle Manufacturing Companies Partner To Produce Ventilators
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FG, Local Vehicle Manufacturing Companies Partner To Produce Ventilators

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, said the federal government had opened discussions with Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing Company and other key indigenous vehicle manufacturing companies with a view to producing ventilators in the country. This is even as the President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Engineer Mansur Ahmed, disclosed that manufacturers had increased Nigeria’s domestic production capacity for face masks from two million masks in February to 27 million now. The minister, who updated journalists on #COVIDー19 pandemic and its implications for the manufacturing sector in Abuja, said the government received a proposal from Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company to produce ventilators and similar proposals had been subm...
China To Donate 1,000 Ventilators To Help New York In Coronavirus Fight
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China To Donate 1,000 Ventilators To Help New York In Coronavirus Fight

The Chinese government has facilitated a donation of 1,000 ventilators to New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. “This is a big deal and it’s going to make a significant difference for us,” Cuomo said during a press briefing. Cuomo also said New York was conducting business with Chinese companies and cited China as a repository of essential medical equipment. He thanked Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, founders of the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba, as well as Huang Ping, the Chinese Consul General in New York. Cuomo also said the state had put in an order for 17,000 ventilators but that the order went unfilled, likely due to intense competition for the machines and global shortages. The US national stockpile has roughly 10,000 ventilators.
If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace
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If The Buhari Government Is Begging For Ventilators In Public, Imagine What They Beg For In Private – Imam Of Peace

Popular Islamic cleric, Imam of Peace, has taken a shot at the Nigerian government. Recall that yesterday, the Ministry of Finance via its Twitter handle, appealed to UK billionaire businessman, Elon Musk, to help the Nigerian government with ventilators. Elon Musk, who is the co-founder and CEO at Tesla, tweeted: “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know.” And the verified Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance replied to the tweet, writing: “Dear @elonmusk @Tesla Federal Government of Nigeria needs support with 100-500 ventilators to assist w...
Winners Chapel Donates Ambulance And Ventilators To NCDC In Abuja
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Winners Chapel Donates Ambulance And Ventilators To NCDC In Abuja

Living Faith church, aka winners chapel Abuja branch has donated a well equipped Ambulance, one hospital ventilator and two new sets of transport ventilator to NCDC. Also this is a different one from one donated at the church headquarter earlier this week to both Ogun and Lagos state. Photos below.. The Living Faith Goshen, has donated to the National Centre for Disease Control in their Abuja office the following items to help it in the pursuit and curtailing of the novel corona virus COVID19 ravaging the entire world. One new Toyota Ambulance , 1 set of Hospital Ventilator, and 2 new sets of Transport Ventilator. The delegates were led by Bishop Thomas Aremu. Vice President Mission Inspectorate Service and Pst. Abraham Ojeme on behalf of Bishop David O. Abioye the First Vic...
COVID-19: We Regret Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators – FG
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COVID-19: We Regret Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators – FG

The Federal Government has withdrawn the plea made by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning demanding ventilators from a United States’ billionaire, Elon Musk in order to provide treatment for the Coronavirus patients within Nigeria. Musk, the founder and Chief Engineer, SpaceX, had tweeted on Thursday that his firm had extra ventilators that had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America. “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. We will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients and not stored in a warehouse,” his tweet read. In an early response, the ministry of finance, budget and national planning had shown willingness to receive the kind gesture, opening up...
“There Was Nothing Wrong With The Ministry Of Finance Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators” Reno Omokri Says
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“There Was Nothing Wrong With The Ministry Of Finance Begging Elon Musk For Ventilators” Reno Omokri Says

Reno Omokri has defended the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning after it went on Twitter to beg Tesla CEO Elon Musk for ventilators to treat coronavirus victims in Nigeria. Tesla co-founder, Elon Musk tweeted that he has ventilators to donate to hospitals worldwide for immediate use and the official Twitter account of Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance responded, asking him to send to Nigeria – a move Nigerians thought was inappropriate. President Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad also tweeted at Elon to ask for ventilators to be sent to Nigeria. However, Reno thinks what they did was not wrong. Reacting to it, he wrote: “There was NOTHING wrong with what the Ministry of Finance did, by begging Elon Musk for ventilators. No nation was prepar...
Stop Feeding Children With Hand Sanitisers, Ogun Warns Parents
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Stop Feeding Children With Hand Sanitisers, Ogun Warns Parents

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr Tomi Coker, has warned mothers to desist from giving their children sanitisers to drink as a way of combating coronavirus. Coker, who gave this warning said this on Tuesday during a press briefing on the update of cases of COVID-19, described the development in the state as a myth. The commissioner said she had discovered that many mothers in the state had been engaging in asking their children to drink sanitisers so as to get immune against the deadly virus. The medical expert said there was no evidence that drinking sanitisers would prevent COVID-19. She said, “We also want to address some myths in society. There are mothers that are actually giving their children sanitisers to drink. “There is no evidence that giving sanit...
Coronavirus: Countries We Are Looking Up To For Assistance Also Facing Challenges – FG
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Coronavirus: Countries We Are Looking Up To For Assistance Also Facing Challenges – FG

The federal government has disclosed that some of the countries they were hoping to help Nigeria fight the Coronavirus pandemic, are also facing their own challenges. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama who disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday March 31, added that some of these countries are cooperating. Asides learning about how to combat COVID-19, Onyeama also told newsmen that Nigeria is in touch with those that could assist with the tools that can aid its fight against the pandemic. He said; “We are in touch with foreign countries and learning from them … we are also engaging countries on some equipment that we don’t have. “As you know we are very short on ventilators. So we have engaged a lot of countries and we hoping to source some. “But of...
COVID-19: Innoson Ready To Produce Ventilators & Medical Equipment
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COVID-19: Innoson Ready To Produce Ventilators & Medical Equipment

Nigerian auto manufacturer Innoson said on Monday that it was ready to convert its assembly lines to start producing critical medical equipment that may be in short supply as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. A shortage of ventilators and other critical equipment has become a growing concern amidst rising cases of COVID-19 across the world. “Innoson Motors is ready to assist the government in any way we can, including the likability of converting out lines to produce ventilators and other equipment,” Cornel Osigwe, the company’s spokesperson, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, citing his discussion with Innocent Chukwuma, the group’s chairman, on the matter. “But we need the government or other health institutions to place orders the quantity that may be required before...
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 ...

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