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Work resumes at Edo specialist hospital as kidnapped CMD is released

Work has resumed at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in Esan Central local government following release of the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor promises safe release of abducted specialist hospital chief

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has assured staff of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital that the state government was working with security agencies on the safe release of their Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor Sylvanus Okogbeni, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Benin City recently.

Edo doctors down tools over abduction of medical chief

Doctors at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital have down tools following the abduction of the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Sylvanus Okogbenin.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kill two policemen, kidnap specialist hospital chief

The Edo Police Command has confirmed the killing of two of its officers attached to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH), Prof. Sylvanus Okogbeni.

NCDC: Lassa fever kills 121 in three months

The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed that two persons have died of Lassa fever in Bauchi and Taraba states.

Lassa fever survivors laud NCDC, Edo government for interventions

Lassa fever survivours in Edo have commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Edo Government for their timely response which ensured they were saved from the dreaded disease.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo gets new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City

The Edo State Government says it has established a new Lassa fever treatment centre in Benin City, the state capital, to make treatment of the disease more accessible to the people.

NCDC: 53 new cases of Lassa fever recorded in last seven days

The confirmed cases from the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has increased to 472 as 53 new cases were reported for week 10.

NCDC: Lassa fever kill 42 in 16 states

Forty-two lives have been claimed across the country by a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

JOHESU members involved in road accident

At least 19 members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) were involved in an accident along the Benin-Auchi road on Saturday.

Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak slowing, but remains a concern – WHO

After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned.

Edo records 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever

The Director of Disease Control in Edo State, Osamuwonyi Irowa, says the state has recorded 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever this month.

Lassa fever claims 11 lives in Edo

No fewer than 11 persons have died of Lassa fever in Edo State in the latest outbreak of the hemorrhagic disease.

Edo govt solicits federal govt assistance to tackle Lassa fever

The Edo State Government has solicited for assistance from the Federal Government to tackle the increasing number of Lassa fever patients being admitted at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in the state.

Doctors want National Assembly to pass bill establishing NCDC

In a bid to stop the high mortality and morbidity of Lassa fever and other infectious epidemic diseases in the country, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the National Assembly to pass the bill establishing the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a matter of urgency.

Lassa fever: Nine death, 102 cases recorded in Ondo.

The Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said a total of 102 suspected cases of Lassa have been reported in 8 local government areas of the state.

Governor Obaseki releases N100m for Lassa fever, dialysis equipment

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate release of N100 million as first tranche payment for the procurement of four dialysis machines, ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment, drugs and other consumables required for the treatment of Lassa Fever patients.

NCDC: 16 lives already lost to Lassa fever in 2018

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 10 states of the country are battling with Lassa fever with 107 suspected cases and 16 deaths recorded since the beginning of the year.

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