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JOHESU issues fresh ultimatum to federal government

The Joint Health Sector Union has given a one month fresh ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or risk a nationwide strike.

Isaac Adewole: Federal govt can’t solely handle Nigeria’s health needs

Minister for Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that the present global economic recessions have not made the Federal Government to solely meet all the health needs of the nation and her people.

National Hospital receives new radiotherapy machine

The new machine, when installed, is expected to enable the hospital attend to more cancer patients in the country, officials say.

UCH Ibadan acquires cancer treatment machines worth N28 million

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, says it will intensify preventive medicine and health promotion as alternatives to curative medicine in the treatment of breast cancer.

Lassa fever: We responded promptly in Ebonyi – minister

The Minister of Health of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the Federal Government through its various Health Agencies responded promptly to the outbreak of Lassa fever in Ebonyi State following notification.

UCH Ibadan gets two ambulances for geriatric centre

Prof. Temitope Alonge, Chief Medical Director (CMD), University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Monday inaugurated two new wheel-chair ambulances for use at the Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre, in the hospital.

FMC pledges affordable quality healthcare delivery to Bayelsa rural dwellers

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), in Yenagoa on Sunday pledged to sustain its policy of extending quality tertiary medical services to rural dwellers in Bayelsa at affordable costs.

Doctors protest with coffin as JUTH sacks 68

The crisis in the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, deepened on Wednesday when about 400 resident doctors took to the streets with a mock coffin to express their grievances against the management.

We aim to reduce medical tourism – LASUTH chief

The Lagos State University Teaching Hosptal (LASUTH), Ikeja, yesterday said it aimed at reducing medical tourism to the barest minimum in 2018.

Ebonyi govt confirms two deaths from Lassa fever outbreak

The Ebonyi State Government on Monday confirmed the death of two persons from a renewed Lassa fever outbreak in the state.

Minister Isaac Adewole directs Libya returnees to undergo health screening

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has directed all Libya returnees to undergo medical screening before leaving for their various states.

1,000 Nigerians die annually of disease epidemics – ex-LUTH chief

No fewer than 1,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of disease epidemics, a public health expert, Prof. Akin Osibogun, said on Saturday in Lagos.

Geriatric Centre will meet growing population demands – UCH chief

The newly inaugurated Geriatric Rehabilitation Centre at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, will meet the growing demands for the care of the aged in Nigeria.

Police confirm release of kidnapped hospital chief

The Ebonyi Police Command on Sunday, confirmed the release of the kidnapped Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) Dr Emeka Ogah.

Security men, cleaners protest, lock University College Hospital gates

Patients and staff of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, experienced difficulty in gaining entry into the hospital premises on Monday morning after security men and cleaners at the facility embarked on a strike, locking the two gates leading to the hospital.

UniAbuja Teaching Hospital contract staff protest over non-payment of salary

Contract staff comprising cleaners, security guards and potters at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) on Monday staged a peaceful protested over non-payment of their six months salary arrears.

Suspected case of monkey pox discovered in Edo

The patient is currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.

Medical, dental consultants threaten to shut down JUTH

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has threatened to shut down the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) if the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Edmund Banwat, does not resolve all contending issues bedevilling the institution before November 30th, 2017.


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