After over two decades of inactivity, the permanent site of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH Nnewi, Anambra State on Monday came to life as some departments of the health institution moved in. It was indeed an exciting experience for the staffers of...
United States President Donald Trump on Monday evening returned to the White House from hospital, three days after he was diagnosed with the COVID-19. Wearing a black mask and surrounded by Secret Service operatives, Trump walked out of the Walter...
US President Donald Trump, who is ill with the novel coronavirus and being treated at a military hospital, is seeing his condition improve, his physician said on Saturday. The president no longer has a fever and is not currently on...
Isaac Ojo The Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of NAUTH Nnewi, Dr Ugboaja Joe has sent hearty felicitations to NAUTH Staff during an interactive session with members of the press as Nigeria marked her 60th anniversary. The CMAC used the opportunity...
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang on Tuesday flagged off free prostate cancer screening and surgical intervention for Police officers above 40years in conjunction with Stanley medical foundation and sponsored by Hon Dozie Nwanlwo. Speaking during the event at the police headquarters,...
Chief Medical Director of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe on Thursday appealled to the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) members to return to work to save lives. He regretted that the strike had crippled activities...
Medical activities were on Monday paralysed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state following a 7-day warning strike by Joint Health Sector Unions over non-payment of Covid-19 hazard allowance which the striking workers said federal government had promised them.
Joint Health Sector Union, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi chapter, Anambra State has petitioned the House of Representatives Committee on Health over several demands being denied its members. The body in its 8-point demands signed by Chairman of the chapter, Mr...
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, has sealed a total of 439 pharmaceutical premises comprising 42 Pharmacies and 397 Patent Medicine Shops in Akwa Ibom state for various offences. The Registrar of PCN, Pharm. Elijah Mohammed who disclosed this during...
Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), on Monday, commenced a nationwide “indefinite strike”. The NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed this development to newsmen over the phone. He said the doctors decided...
The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and...
World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Africa free of the wild polio virus, as no cases were recorded since 2016. The United Nations specialised agency on public health described the feat as “one of the greatest achievements in public health history.”
Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Anambra State chapter has allayed fears over stigmatization and dramatization of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The Chairman, Dr. Jide Onyekwelu disclosed this at the ongoing 2-day training on COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC), in Agulu, Anaocha Local...
The Enugu State House of Assembly speaker Chief Edward Ubosi was seen yesterday holding a thanksgiving mass at the Assembly complex to thank God for making him survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Ubosi was so happy at the event yesterday which...
It is no news that the Nigerian health sector in Enugu branch has been in crisis and the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has set up a three-member committee to investigate circumstances that led to the disruption of the Enugu branch election last Thursday.
Nigeria now has 45,687confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 443 new cases recorded on Friday night. According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, 32,637 patients have now been discharged, with 936 patients losing...
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Justice John Tsoho, and members of his immediate family have tested negative for coronavirus otherwise known as COVID-19. After undergoing two COVID-19 tests, the results turned out negative for all...
Enugu State Government on Sunday urged commercial tricycle operators, popularly known as Keke Napep, to continue to adhere to COVID-19 Protocols to ensure health safety of their passengers. The state’s Commissioner for Transport, Chief Matthias Ekweremadu, gave the advice in...
…residents raise alarm Residents of Onitsha and its environs in Anambra State have raised the alarm over impending epidemic outbreak in following increasing refuse dumps in the area. They attributed the ugly development to the indefinite industrial action by waste...
40 million traditional cigarette smokers worldwide will drop the habit and take to electronic tobacco by 2025. Mr Bahman Safakish, Managing Director of Philip Morris International (PMI) Sub-Saharan Africa, makers of I Quit Original Smoking (IQOS) electronic tobacco made this...
Anambra State government has disclosed plans to screen and vaccinate pregnant women in the state against hepatitis. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala gave the hint in Awka during a press briefing to mark the 2020 World Hepatitis Day, themed, “Hepatitis Free...
Ndigbo in the United States of America under the umbrella of 100 Igbos USA Inc have donated medical materials worth over $200,000 to tertiary institutions in the South-East of the country to fight the covid-19 pandemic. The medical items donated include 1000 pieces...
The Enugu State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), yesterday, has denied that there is no any form of crisis in the union, describing the claimed suspension of its Chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili by some members as false and mischievous.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Enugu State branch went ahead to suspended its chairman, Dr. Ike Okwesili, for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of office.The association quickly appointed the deputy vice chairman, Dr Onyekachi Ugwuonye to act as chairman pending the determination of...
National Population Commission (NPC) in Anambra state said it would not be overwhelmed by the increasing number of births recorded during the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The NPC Federal Commissioner in the state, Mr. Chidi Ezeoke gave the...
The Acting Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, Dr Saidu Abubakar Kadas, has decried the lack of medical personnel in the facility. Dr. Kadas said despite having lots of structures and medical equipment the hospital...
The Federal Government on Friday solicited the collaboration of Government of India to produce vaccine against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this in Abuja at the handing over ceremony of medicines donated by Indian Government to the Federal Republic of Nigeria...
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that the agency is currently processing 21 herbal products for “Safe to use” or Listing status which it said most of the applicants claimed to be immune boosters and anti-infectives, and can be used...
The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed plan to establish a molecular laboratory in Nasarawa State to enable medical experts carry out test for the dreaded COVID-19. Director General of the centre, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed this while on a courtesy...
Anambra state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, has said that the Covid-19 test center with a mega PCR laboratory was equipped with five Abbot m2000 platforms - a sophisticated machine that has the ability to run 94 tests per cycle. Gov Willie...