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Federal government wants states to domesticate essential medicine list

The Federal Government on Friday called on states government to domesticate Essential Medicine List to guide the procurement of medicine in health facilities and enhance quality healthcare services in the country.

Federal government launches second national health plan

The federal government Thursday launched the second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP) to deepen healthcare service delivery in the country.

Cardiologist: Smoking hastens symptoms of stroke

A cardiologist with Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Dr Akinkumi Afolabi, said cigarette smoking hasten the symptoms of stroke in heavy smokers.

EFCC arraigns 5 over diversion of $4 million donation to Nigeria

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has docked five persons before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, following their alleged complicity in the fraudulent diversion of about $4 million of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Nigeria.

JOHESU: Senator Saraki’s intervention made us return to work

The Joint Health Sector (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its 43-day old strike, directing its members to resume work on Friday 1st of June.

Federal government directs boards of health institutions to order JOHESU members back to work

The Minister of health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday directed the Governing Boards of Federal Tertiary Health Institutions to convene emergency meetings and order striking health workers to return to work.

JOHESU appeals court order, insists on strike

Okara urged members of JOHESU to sustain the strike pending the outcome of national consultative meetings with states and zonal leaders of the union to review the latest situation and decide on the next line of action on May 27 and 28 in Abuja, respectively.

Strike: JOHESU confirms receiving court order

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Saturday confirmed receiving an Order of Interim Injunction from the National Industrial Court (NIC) compelling it to immediately resume duties.

Lassa Fever: FETHA virology centre treats 98 in Ebonyi

The Virology Centre of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHA), Abakaliki, says it has treated and discharged 98 patients who suffered attacks of Lassa fever in the state since January.

Official: Benin accident victims not JOHESU members

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says none of its members was involved in an auto crash over the weekend in Benin City.

Minister Dalung updates President Buhari on Super Eagles’ World Cup preparations

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the Super Eagles’ preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Minister: Super Eagles to face DR Congo despite Ebola threat

Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has dispelled fears that the planned valedictory match for the Super Eagles before they jet out for the World Cup in Russia may be canceled.

Ebola: WHO allays fears of potential outbreak in Nigeria

World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative and Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu, has allayed fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in Nigeria.

Strike: Health workers plot mass rally against minister

The Tertiary Health Institutions National Consultative Forum (THINCF) has threatened to mobilise in support of other striking members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) for street rallies to draw attention to alleged injustice against health workers as being perpetrated by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Strike: JOHESU accuses health minister of bias

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) says the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has constituted himself as a major hindrance to fruitful deliberations towards ending their strike.

Ebola: Lagos government ban transportation of corpses from DR congo

As part of measures to prevent the spread of the new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Lagos State Government has placed embargo placed on transportation of corpses from DRC even as it has reactivated all Ebola treatment Centres in the State to prevent possible reemergence of the disease.

Ebola: NCAA urges airlines to be vigilant

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on Tuesday called for a high level vigilance by the airlines, especially those operating international and regional flights into the country.

Emzor: We are committed to prevention of drug addiction

Concerned about Its damaging effects on youths and children, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emzor Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited, Lagos, Dr. Stella Okoli, has expressed worry over the problem of drug abuse in the country.

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