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Parasitologist urges government to make healthcare accessible to all

A Consultant Medical Parasitologist, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, on Sunday urged both the Federal and State Governments to intensify strategies in the health system to allow everyone have access to healthcare services.

Lagos police apprehends two suspected killers of LUTH resident doctor

The Police in Lagos state say they have arrested two suspected killers of a University of Lagos (UNILAG) graduate, Dr Stephen Urueye, who was a resident doctor at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba.
A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Lagos confirms 20 killed in collapsed school building, 45 rescued

After search and rescue activities ended yesterday at the site of the collapsed building in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island, the Lagos state government has officially stated that 20 people died from the tragic incident.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court admits more evidence against ex-NHIS boss

Justice A. O. Faji of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, admitted a document tendered in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Martins Thomas, a former Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.-10

President Buhari inaugurates NSIA-LUTH cancer treatment center

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday inaugurated the NSIA-LUTH advanced cancer treatment centre located in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos.

Eight men allegedly invade hospital for rejecting sick relation, rob patients

Eight persons who allegedly assaulted hospital patients and stole six cell phones and a laptop, were, on Friday, dragged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Paediatrician: Malnourishment can cause malaria, measles, pneumonia in children

A Paediatrician, Dr. Uche Anene-Nzelu, says malnourishment can cause severe issues for children, including malaria, measles and pneumonia.

Paediatrician: Malnourishment can cause malaria, measles, pneumonia in children

A Paediatrician, Dr Uche Anene-Nzelu, says malnourishment can cause severe issues for children including malaria, measles and pneumonia.

LUTH: Why we cannot pay resident doctors’ salaries

As resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Thursday embarked on indefinite strike, the hospital management said shortfall in its allocation led to nonpayment of the doctors’ salaries.

NAFDAC laments acute shortage of personnel

Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, has raised the alarm over what she described as ‘acute shortage’ of personnel in the agency, stating that the shortage has impacted negatively on the delivery of their mandate.

Experts call for collaboration to reduce cases of mental disorder

Two consultant psychiatrists have called for collaboration among public and private stakeholders in creating mental health awareness to reduce the rising cases of mental disorders in Nigeria.

Paediatrician warns against force-feeding babies

A paediatrician, Okiemute Olibamoyo, on Wednesday advised mothers to stop the habit of force-feeding their babies to avoid accidental-suffocation.

SERAP asks health minister account for spending on LUTH, other hospitals

“Millions of Nigerian children are believed to die each year before the age of five, and most of those children lose their lives to diseases that are easily preventable or treatable at low cost. Nigeria is third highest in infant mortality rate in the world.”

Court remands 16-year-old girl for alleged murder

A teenage girl was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for the alleged murder of a 27-year-old man, Abraham Umaru.

16-year-old girl remanded for alleged murder

A teenage girl was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged murder.

Heart Disease: Why men face greater risk after 40 – cardiologist

Men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40, Janet Ajuluchukwu, a professor of cardiology at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba has said.

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.

Expert: Excessive intake of alcohol, cigarettes contribute to male infertility

Excessive intake of alcohol and cigarettes are major contributory factors to male infertility, Dr Olawale Oba, an Obstetrician and Gynecologis, has said.

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