Social Media

WARNING: NEVER ‘MANAGE’ TYRES – FRSC

In a latest tweet earlier today, the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), issue a rather funny looking warning. But it is a warning all the same and should be taken seriously please!!! NEVER USE WORN OUT TYRES… JOIN THE NEW DoctorsQuarters.com BBM CHANNEL ON C0015D291… Its New And Refreshing

Editor's Focus

Male or Female Doctor, Whom Do you Prefer?

‘I want to see a doctor’, that was her request. She had seemed quite well enlightened. Being a clinical student charged to be directing patients according to how they presented, I had told her to go into room 3. Clinic room 3 had on call a male medical officer that hot afternoon. She peeped through […]

Policy

CHIBOK GIRLS: USAID TO SPONSOR VVF TREATMENT

Tribune News: USAID-sponsored Fistula care programme has established a centre to treat the adopted Chibok girls that are found to have been traumatised from rape, saying rape is a reason some young girls end up with Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) later in life. USAID’s funded Fistula Care plus country Project manager, Dr Habib Sadauki, stated […]

Patient

Before You Go For Blood Donation, You Should Know This

Over the past few days, there have been more and more violence, carnage and death recorded all across Nigeria. The cause of these wanton destruction of life and properties ranges from domestic violence, road traffic accidents, occupational accidents and terrorist attacks especially from the dreaded Boko Haram. But the underlying factor of all this set […]

Editor's Focus

Underage Street Hawkers: May Not Need More Patronage

‘Buy pure water, buy pure water!!!’ The commonest commodity most underage hawkers may most likely be selling. This sight is a regular feature on major streets in major towns and cities in Nigeria. My friend was thirsty and had to get one of the pure water to assuage his thirst. He got me a sachet […]

The Professional

Association Of Resident Doctors: Basic Trauma Skill Workshop In 2 Days

The Association of Resident Doctors in Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson bring this workshop to resident doctors and medical officers interested in enhancing their surgical skills. This is part on their OGM 2015. Applicants can apply following the details on the flyer provided or if you have further questions call these numbers, 08033079862 or 08037778664. […]

Physician

Female Doctors Raped By Robbers In Calabar

Daily Trust News: Two female doctors were raped at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) when armed robbers invaded the health care centre, Chairman of Resident Doctors Association at the hospital, Dr Ikechukwu Ukweh said. Addressing journalists, he said that was one of the reasons they embarked on an indefinite strike. He said the […]

Career

See New Approved List Of Institutuon Offering Dentistry In Nigeria.

I got an anonymous email earlier today from a secondary school student; he still calls himself a secondary school student since he still attends afternoon lessons for JAMB examination. He wanted to know about the institutions in Nigeria offering Dentistry as an undergraduate course in school. I referred him to the Medical and Dental Council […]

Policy

Nigeria’s Cheapest Teaching Hospital Joins In Serial Strike Action

These strike actions, organised by different professional health bodies, erupting in pockets across Nigeria is really an eye opener. The latest one is coming from The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH). It is even coming from none other than the Chief Medical Director, Dr Thomas Agan. The Punch Newspaper quoted him as saying UCTH […]

Social Media

Shocking Story: Addiction Has Its Consequences!!!

I must warn that this piece is so shocking, yet touching. This story may not be for the lily hearted. It is a true story shared on my group page. Addiction can never be anything good though it may seem okay initially. Take a closer look at it, and you would see it smacks of […]

Conditions

Neglected Tropical Disease Should Not Be So Neglected

The other day, we were given an assignment by our community medicine lecturer. He had insisted we read more on ‘Neglected Tropical Disease’. The last time I heard about this subject matter was way back in my pre-clinical days. Neglected Tropical Diseases is truly a neglected group of disease, it is not even a common […]

Conditions

EBOLA MAKES A REAPPEARANCE IN CONGO!!!

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Health minister Felix Kabange said that response teams arrived in Masambio, a village in […]

The Professional

INSPIRING PIECE: FIRST IMPRESSION MAY JUST BE ALL IT TAKES – MLS GRADUATE

The experience I am about to share are real. Almost as told by a Medical Laboratory Scientist, my friend and confidante, Jude (not real names are used in this narrative). I met him while making my way to church. Yes ooo, I go to church!!! After a long time since Jude graduated, I was glad […]

Patient

STUNNING REASONS WHY HONEY MAY JUST BE BETTER THAN SUGAR.

I have always wondered why sugar is a common feature in most kitchens in Nigeria. May be because it is cheaper than honey, after all I know its not everyday you see bees or even a bee hive. I have always known that somehow, honey is more nutritious than sugar. I stand to be corrected […]

Social Media

FUNNY MEDICO

Laughter is a very potent medicine for the body. I am pleased to inform you that we have inaugurated this ‘FUNNY MEDICO’ Column… It is my hope that through this column I would be able to make you laugh. This column may comprise of funny picture, riddles, funny jokes, puzzles… just about anything that I […]