LAGOS, Nigeria,   The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has ordered for 250,000 supplies for tests and another 150,000 extraction kits to fast-track molecular testing for the deadly coronavirus, noting that the reality of the situation at hand was such that...
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....
The Federal Government has said that conducting mass testing for Coronavirus in Nigeria would not be feasible now given the nation’s over 200 million population. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen after the arrival of the Chinese...
The Immigration boss had tested positive to COVID-19 on March 29, and had been on self-isolation since he returned from the United Kingdom. Mr James said the news of the Comptroller General testing negative twice after self-isolation came with great relief and thanks...
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...
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 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...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has come out to give clarification on the information making the rounds on social media that a prolonged use of the face masks by healthy people may cause death. The centre on its Twitter handle on...
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...
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...
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...
Africa richest man Aliko Dangote has assured Nigerians that he is committed to mobilising efforts and resources both within the private sector as well as from other sectors to help eliminate malaria and address epidemics like the current COVID19. In a statement to...
As Yobe sets Up Mobile Courts The Borno task force on COVID19 says at least 104 persons had contact with the index case in the state. And neighbouring Yobe State sets up Mobile courts at all the state borders to try...
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...
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...
National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria (NAPPTON) has demanded inclusion of its members in the COVID 19 response plan, as well as adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers in the state. The body also assured its...
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...
Executive Secretary, Anambra Primarily Healthcare Development Agency (APHDA) Dr. Chioma Ezenyimulu has called on parents and caregivers to rise up to the task of immunizing their children against measles and other vaccine preventable diseases. She decried low turnout for routine immunisation meant to...
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...
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 Ekiti State Government said on Friday that it has concluded arrangements to open its own COVID-19 testing laboratories in the next one week. When in place, the laboratories would serve as places where suspected Coronavirus infected patients could be tested without having...
The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed his readiness to donate his blood as sample for research in the quest to find a cure to the COVID-19 pandemic. When necessary, he said, his blood could be taken for evaluation by experts on...
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 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...
The Lagos State government on Tuesday announced the discharge of eight coronavirus patients after making full recovery from the deadly virus. “8 more people; 2 females and 6 males have tested negative and fully recovered from #COVID19,” Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said...
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 Lagos State Government has urged the public to desist from stigmatising health facilities that might have been exposed to COVID-19 cases in the state. Dr Abiola Idowu, Executive Secretary, State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA), made the plea in a...
The Nigerian Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said he is not aware if health workers treating coronavirus patients are being paid hazard allowance. The minister made the disclosure during a meeting with the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the leadership of the...
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...
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...