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...
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River State chapter has withdrawn its services from all medical facilities in the state. This contained in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, from the state chairman of the association, Agam Ayuk, on Sunday.
The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akerodolu, has directed Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, his Special Adviser on Health, to oversee the activities of the Ministry of Health following the death of Dr Wahab Adegbenro, former Commissioner for Health. Mr Ojo Oyewamide, Senior Special Assistant to...
Newly elected chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Anambra state chapter, Dr. Jide Onyekwelu has raised the alarm over spate of harassment, arrests and dehumanization of its members following deaths of patients in hospitals across the country. He also regretted the society's...
Disturbed by the high rate of drug abuse in the society, Kano will soon embark on compulsory drug tests for political office holders, civil servants, students in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano said that plans are already at advance stage to...
By: Julie Steenhuysen(Reuters) An influential foundation focused on preparation and response to epidemics that is backing nine potential coronavirus vaccines has identified manufacturers with capacity to produce four billion doses a year, the group's top manufacturing expert told Reuters. The...
The Federal Government has rolled out conditions schools and learning institutions must meet before they reopen. The conditions are contained in a 36-page document submitted to the Senate by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu for their Information. The document...
The National Council on Health (NCH), on Tuesday, June 22 2020 in a virtual meeting, approved the Health Sector COVID-19 Pandemic Response Action Plan, to curtail the spread of the pandemic. The Action Plan designed by the Ministry of Health and the Presidential...
The 2020 World Hepatitis Day is very much approaching and it is a day set aside to create awareness about the viral disease which has killed many people silently as compared to COVID 19. On Tuesday 28 July 2020 which is the Hepatitis...
By: Chuks Collins, Awka An Obstetrician and Gynaecologist specialist and university don, Dr Joseph Ugbaja has described heavy/increased menstrual flow as the commonest symptom of uterine fibroid. Dr Ugbaja who is the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the Nnamdi...
Following the intervention well meaning Nigerians the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect from Monday, June 22. Dr Aliyu Sokomba NARD President in a statement made available to The DAILY VENDOR News stated that the...
The Federal Government has released N13.642billion for the payment of hazard allowances and group life insurance for health workers and Federal civil servants nationwide, The Nation reports. It said all the issues raised in the 14-day strike action notice have been met.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF) on Saturday night brokered a truce with the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to call off the one week strike, consequent upon which the doctors have agreed to suspend the action. They have appealed to the doctors...
The Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) has told the Federal Government that it can no longer guarantee industrial peace and harmony in the health sector, and therefore, threatened to embark on strike if their long list of demands which include...
A Nigerian Twitter user has taken to the social media app to share photos of an infected mouth after he gave a woman 'head'.  He has been urged to go and treat the disease which appears to be herpes and also let the woman...
The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum. The National President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, had in a circular last week said the association found it necessary to take “the...
The Nigeria TB Caucus was launched on the 22nd of March 2018 in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Secretariat is hosted by the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria and works closely with other key stakeholders to advocate for legislation and domestic resources...
Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) Anambra state chapter has called on Governor Willie Obiano to redeem his promise on the upgrading of Umuchu General Hospital in Aguata Local Government Area as Centre for Primary Health Insurance Scheme. The chairman, Vincent Ezekwueme who made the...
Authorities of the Ekwulobia General hospital in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state has decried low patronage being experienced in the facility occasioned by the deplorable condition of the road leading to the hospital. The Doctor in charge of the hospital, Dr....
Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), Ondo State chapter have given a 14-day ultimatum to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to address their grievances or face strike. The NAGGMDP, an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical...
Calls for immediate return of sacked members The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors has threaten the federal government with an indefinite strike if they fail to implement the agreements it had with the association within the next 14 days. The...