Pharmacists council seals 571 premises in Bauchi

Pharmacists council seals 571 premises in Bauchi

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Mrs Aruya, Director, Inspection and Monitoring of Pharmacist Council of Nigeria By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria has sealed a total of 571 premises in Bauchi State during it enforcement activities. This was in fulfilment of mandate in…

Anambra upgrades Ekwulobia General Hospital to multi-specialty hospital

Anambra upgrades Ekwulobia General Hospital to multi-specialty hospital

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By Sunny A. David The Ekwulobia General Hospital is to be upgraded to a multi-specialty hospital. The Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala made this known when he led top government officials of the Ministry to on-the- spot check of…

Katsina Govt to immunise 7m residents against Yellow Fever

Katsina Govt to immunise 7m residents against Yellow Fever

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Katsina State Government says it is targeting seven million people in the ongoing vaccination against Yellow Fever holding across the state. The vaccination followed the detection of 36 new cases mostly in Danmusa and Kankara Local Government Areas of the state. The…

Brain-drain: Nigeria may import doctors to address shortage – medical guild

Brain-drain: Nigeria may import doctors to address shortage – medical guild

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The Chairman of the Lagos Medical Guild, Dr Babajide Saheed, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency toward revitalising the health sector. Saheed made the call during a media briefing in Lagos. He said that 59 years…

Borno to scale up health facilities in IDP camps

Borno to scale up health facilities in IDP camps

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By  Dauda R. Pam,  Maiduguri The Executive Director, Borno State Health Care Development Agency, (BOSPHDA), Dr. Sule Meleh, has reaffirmed that the proposed “pull down and down sizing of human resources” of Adhoc staff from clinics in most of the Internally Displaced…

Breastfeeding reduces risk of cancer, Ezenyimulu tells mothers

Breastfeeding reduces risk of cancer, Ezenyimulu tells mothers

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By Sunny A. David The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu says breastfeeding reduces risk of Mothers developing breast and ovarian cancer as well as heart related diseases. Represented by Head of Department, Community Health Services of…

Hon. Ibida hosts departing Belgium medical team

Hon. Ibida hosts departing Belgium medical team

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By Sunny A. David Member representing Njikoka ll  in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Dr. Pete Ibida hosted members of the visiting Belgium Medical Mission at his Nimo home in Njikoka Local Government Area. The team have spent the last…

Inserting objects in ear can rupture eardrum, medical expert warns

Inserting objects in ear can rupture eardrum, medical expert warns

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A Medical Consultant, Dr Saheed Nasiru, on Thursday cautioned against unnecessary insertion of objects into the ear in the guise of cleaning, saying that it could lead to rupturing of the eardrum. Nasiru, who works with the National Ear Care Centre in…

Nigeria working to make snake antivenom more accessible

Nigeria working to make snake antivenom more accessible

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The Federal Ministry of Health is working to facilitate local production of snake antivenom in Nigeria through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative to make the product available, accessible, and affordable to Nigerians. Alhaji Abdulaziz Mashi, Permanent Secretary of the ministry disclosed…

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth ‘epidemic’

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth ‘epidemic’

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India’s cabinet has announced a ban on the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes, saying they pose a risk to health. An executive order had been approved banning vaping products because of their impact on young people, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman…