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In NYSC Camp Clinic, These must change.

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Orientation Camp takes place for a period of three weeks. It is usual for graduates from across various universities, home and abroad, to come back with the intention of serving the country Nigeria, for a period of one year. During that period, they are known Corp members or “Corpers” as […]

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Medicare Out of Pocket Maximum should not be encouraged.

It was a Friday evening and the whole town was in the mood for ‘TGIF’ – Thank God It’s Friday. Everyone appeared to be rushing home to loved ones or going to a relaxation spot. Jide had just finished his last task in the office, he was grateful to be done with the load of […]

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NHIS Scandals: Executive Secretary, other top officials accuse each other of fraud.

The storm at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is showing no sign of abating as the reinstated Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, and other top officials have accused each other of fraud. Mr Yusuf returned from a seven-month suspension in February after President Muhammadu Buhari turned aside the recommendations of a ministerial probe panel that […]

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WHO to donate 31 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines to Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged to donate 12 million doses of Yellow fever vaccines in 2018 and 19 million in 2019 to support Nigeria’s campaign against the disease. Charity Warigon, WHO Communications Officer, said in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday that the intervention would be carried out with the support of GAVI, […]

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Patient’s Bill of Rights #PBoR – Read VP Osinbajo Full Speech At The Launch of the Bill.

REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON, VICE PRESIDENT, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE LAUNCH OF THE PATIENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS AT THE BANQUET HALL, STATE HOUSE, ABUJA, ON, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2018. PROTOCOLS I am pleased to be part of this epochal event, the launching of Nigeria’s Patient Bill of […]

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NHIS Delists 4 Healthcare Facilities in Bauchi

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has delisted four Healthcare Facilities (HCF) in Bauchi State over non-adherence to rules and regulations guiding the scheme. Sani Affa, the NHIS Coordinator in the state said in a statement on Thursday in Bauchi, that the four healthcare facilities were delisted for poor performance. The coordinator noted that the […]

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We are Better Prepared to Tackle Disease Outbreaks — Minister

Four years after the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that the Federal Government has taken the necessary measures to tackle the threat of disease outbreaks in the country. Adewole, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the maiden edition of the University […]

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Federal Ministry of Health Gets New Permanent Secretary

News: The new Permanent Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health, Abdullahi Mashi, has assumed office, a press statement from the ministry has stated. According to the statement on Monday by spokesperson of the ministry, Boade Akinola, Mr Mashi is one of the three permanent secretaries whose redeployment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

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President Buhari Vetoes Radiographers Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has withheld assent to Radiographers Registration Bill passed and transmitted to him by the National Assembly in May this year. This was conveyed to the Senate yesterday, in a letter from President Buhari, which was read on the floor of the chamber by the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. However, […]

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Nigeria to be 24 months free of polio in August – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Coordinator in Cross River, Dr Thompson Igbu, says Nigeria would be polio free by August 2018. Dr Igbu made this known to the Newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop on integrated disease surveillance and response on Wednesday in Calabar. “Nigeria would have been 24 months free of indigenous polio […]

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Nigeria blood bank drying up ― NBTS, Traumacare

THE National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) and Traumacare have raised alarm over the deficit of blood in the country; saying that Nigeria blood bank is already drying up. The Coordinator, Traumacare Mr. Chris Otabo and the Acting Coordinator, NBTS, Mrs Janet Agba, who disclosed this in Abuja said Nigeria blood requirement was in deficit of […]

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Medical Exodus Leaves Romania, Bulgaria In Pain

Thousands of doctors and nurses have left the two Balkan countries to find better jobs abroad, deepening the crisis in their already dysfunctional health systems. Boryana Dzhambazova and Claudia Ciobanu report. Florina Venera, an 11-year-old girl from the village Bunești, in Brașov county, central Romania, was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg seven years […]

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Doctors are leaving Nigeria in droves to other economies. What is really happening?

The period of Medical school cannot easily be forgotten by most Doctors. This is particularly true in Nigeria, not because of the long years (usually between 6 – 12 years depending on the particular predicament of the medical school), but because of the long hours spent day-dreaming and visualizing the ‘good-life’ immediately after med-school. Most […]

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Nigerian govt orders probe of mass failure by foreign-trained doctors

Worried by the high rate of failure by foreign trained medical students in the assessment examination conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), the federal government has directed the council to investigate the phenomenon. It asked the MDCN to investigate some of the foreign medical institutions attended by Nigerians to ascertain their […]

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National Hospital Is Celebrating 13 Years of Uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation…

The National Hospital Abuja, on Wednesday celebrated 13 years of providing uninterrupted In Vitro Fertilisation Services (IVF) to Nigerians. Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Jaf Momoh, said the management was honoured to mark 13 years of successes in making families happy. Represented by Olaomi Olowole, the Director Clinical Services, Mr Momoh […]