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NMA: Anambra general hospitals not conducive for patients

The Anambra State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA ) has described the status of general hospitals in the state as unfit and not conducive for patients due to what the association termed bushy environments, lack of electricity at nights, lack of doctors, shortage of medical personnel and a host of other issues.

Lagos council embarks on road rehabilitation

The Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) in Lagos on Saturday appealed to residents and motorists plying the 2nd Avenue Road in FESTAC Town for patience as it embarks on road rehabilitation in the area.
Kwara State will not reveal identities of COVID-19 patients, Commissioner for Health Dr Raji Razaq said on Thursday.

Kwara commissioner urges students to adopt physiotherapy as career

The Commissioner for Health, Kwara, Dr Raji Razaq, has urged students to adopt Physiotherapy as a career choice.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Coronavirus positive cases gradually coming down

Dr Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has said that positive cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) gradually coming down as the daily results now revolves around 400.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

PTF: 85 local councils have no positive cases yet

The Federal Government has declared that only 85 local government areas spread across 20 states have not recorded a positive case of COVID-19, lamenting that the nation is at a very dangerous stage of community transmission.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria approaching 1,000 number of coronavirus fatalities – minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, revealed that Nigeria is also sadly approaching the symbolic 1,000 number of Covid-19 case fatalities, a grim reality that should be a wake up call for us.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Doctors laud Governor Yahaya’s drive in health sector

The national leadership of Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the Gombe State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) have applauded Governor Inuwa Yahaya for his strides in the health sector.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos government opens recruitment portal for doctors, health workers

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that approval was given for the Health Service Commission to employ over 760 health workers of which 400 would be doctors in line with the government’s commitment towards addressing the shortage of health workers across the state.

Governor Umahi: Thee deaths, 24 health workers coronavirus infection in Ebonyi frightening

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has described the death of three health workers due to COVID-19 and infection of 24 others in the state as frightening.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Amina Mahammed Baloni, who gave the confirmation, said the latest discharge had taken the number of cleared cases to five since April 14.

Kaduna takes delivery of coronavirus mobile testing truck

The government said on Saturday it was still awaiting the delivery of equipment that would enable the truck and 12 GeneXpert machines in the several general hospitals to increase the number of testing labs.

NMA decries obstruction of NCDC by Kogi, Cross River governments

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has decried the continued obstruction of the National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) by the Kogi and Cross River State Governments.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai: Kaduna targeting phone users buying below N200 airtime monthly

The Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said the distribution of relief packages in the state for the month of May, would be targeted at people who recharge their phones with less than N200 airtime a month.
Construction leaders Julius Berger PLC has responded aggressively to the dearth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in Lagos hospitals as the company ramps up its support to the efforts of government to contain the spread of the global pandemic.

Julius Berger donates PPEs to hospitals in Lagos

Construction leaders Julius Berger PLC has responded aggressively to the dearth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in Lagos hospitals as the company ramps up its support to the efforts of government to contain the spread of the global pandemic in the country.
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Ebonyi: All 74 suspected cases test negative – commissioner

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezurike, on Thursday said that all the 74 suspected cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from the state tested negative.

Lagos university teaching hospital advises residents on coronavirus test, suspected cases

Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), has advised the public to stop going to the hospital for suspected cases of coronavirus. ]
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday allayed the fears of Lagosians over the case of an Italian who tested positive to the deadly Coronavirus in the state.

Coronavirus: Lagos gives update on Italian patient

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the condition of index case of the COVID-19 patient has further improved, saying he has not developed new symptoms.

Lagos pensioners to access free health insurance from April

The Lagos State Government on Saturday said that its pensioners above 60 years old would from April this year, begin to enjoy a free health insurance scheme.

Lagos: No going back on okada, tricycle ban

The Lagos State Government has said it will not yield to pressure to reverse the restriction it placed on operation of commercial motorcycles (okada) and tricycles (keke) in some parts of the state.

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As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Gombe assures on third phase distribution of palliatives

Mr Mela Nunghe, Commissioner for Special Duties, Gombe State on Monday said that the state government would soon commence the third phase of palliatives distribution.

Lagos banks witness low turnout of customers after curfew

Commercial banks in Lagos State on Monday witnessed gradual return of business after the 24-hour curfew imposed on residents was lifted with low turnout of customers.
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