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MDCN inducts 249 foreign trained medical, dental graduates

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) has inducted 249 foreign trained medical and dental graduates.

Federal govt not to blame for poor state of primary health care facilities –...

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, says primary health care is not the responsibility of the federal government but that of local governments.

ECOWAS inaugurates diseases control centre in Abuja

ECOWAS has inaugurated a Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja to strengthen regional disease surveillance and outbreak response programmes.

ECOWAS opens regional centre for surveillance and disease control in Abuja

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened its Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC) office in Abuja.

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.

Federal govt frowns at mass failure of foreign trained medical graduates

The Federal Government has decried the poor performance of foreign trained medical and dental graduates at the assessment of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

Reinstatement of NHIS chief will boost relations between executive, legislature – Rep Chike Okafor

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Heath Services, Hon. Chike Okafor (APC, Imo), has said the recent reinstatement of the suspended National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, by President Muhammadu Buhari could restart an era of healthy relationship between parliament and the executive arm of government.

UN, federal govt collaborate to remove bias in providing reproductive health services

The Federal Government has renewed its commitment to strengthen collaborations with UN to remove bias in providing reproductive health services to young people in Nigeria.

NANS faults corruption allegation against NHIS chief

The National Association of Nigeria Students has faulted the allegations of corruption against the reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Yusuf Usman.

KOWA asks President Buhari to delay NHIS chief Usman Yusuf’s reinstatement

The National Secretary, KOWA Party, Mr Mark Adebayo, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to delay the reinstatement of Prof. Usman Yusuf, the embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Minister Isaac Adewole accused of bias in suspension of NHIS chief Usman Yusuf

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been accused of setting up a committee that was neither independent nor free from biases, that investigated the Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was suspended for gross misconduct.

Why President Buhari recalled NHIS chief Usman Yusuf – Presidency

The Presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s action recalling suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

I’m not aware reinstated NHIS chief being investigated by EFCC – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said he was not aware that the reinstated Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, was being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

NHIS boss’ reinstatement won’t stop EFCC probe – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Wednesday said the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, will not stop the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on him.


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