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LAUTECH resident doctors demand 24-months salary arrears, improved working condition

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso has demanded for the payment of their 24 months salary arrears owed its members by the Oyo State Government.

NMA: Eight doctors test positive in Zamfara

No fewer than eight doctors have tested positive to coronavirus in Zamfara, the state’s branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has said.

NMA laments security maltreatment of members

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Wednesday, lamented the maltreatment of its members on essential duties by security personnel and has directed doctors to leave all official duty and close when it is exactly 4 pm daily.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC inaugurates coronavirus situation room to protect jobs

The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna branch, has inaugurated a situation room in order to protect workers from losing their jobs following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

NMA: Eight doctors test positive for coronavirus in Zamfara

No fewer than eight doctors are confirmed to have tested positive to coronavirus disease in Zamfara, the state’s branch of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has said.

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.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 3

Kano records five more coronavirus deaths

The Kano State Ministry of Health on Thursday announced that five more patients died from coronavirus complications in the state.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 2

18 nurses test positive to coronavirus in Kano

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Wednesday revealed that no fewer than 18 Nurses have tested positive to the coronavirus disease in Kano.

Jigawa: Anxiety as 100 die mysteriously in 10 days

There is anxiety in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the mysterious death of over 100 persons. The victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19.

NMA: Relaxing coronavirus lockdown premature

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Friday spoke against the decision of the Federal Government to relax the stay-at-home order.
Commissioner for Information and Communications, Rivers State, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim (2nd right) handing over stickers on the importance of wearing face mask to public places to the State Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Chairman, Dr Obubelebra Adebiyi, at the occasion. Other members of the Inter-ministerial Committee, Commissioners of Environment, Dr Igbiks Tamuno (right), and his Youth counterpart, Prince Ohia Obi (middle) watches.

Rivers coronavirus committee collaborates with healthcare professionals

In continuation of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in the State, the Rivers State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19 has enhanced its efforts with a collaboration with key health care professional organisations in the State.
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu has been Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) since the 15th of August 2016.

NCDC warns against relaxing coronavirus measures

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country can ill afford to relax now on measures being pursued to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano seeks financial aid as coronavirus cases rise

Kano state continued to witness a steady upsurge of positive cases of COVID-19 pandemic with the latest figure standing at 73, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

NMA decries lack of isolation centres, doctors in Cross River

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Cross River State branch has cried out that the state is in danger due to absence of isolation centres and lack of enough medical personnel to handle medical challenges of COVID-19.
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse-File Photo

WHO, NMA warn against lifting movement restrictions too early

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern over possible intentions by countries to end their restriction of movements ‘too soon.’
Following the arrival of the 15-member Chinese medical team, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have declared they will not allow the Chinese attend or touch any patient.

Foundation: FG, NMA stand off over Chinese experts not in Nigeria’s interest

The Anap Foundation COVID-19 Think Tank has stated that the back and forth stand of the Ministry of Health and Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on the intervention of Chinese experts is not in the interest of Nigeria.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Health professionals caution Kogi against lifting ban on gatherings

The coalition of health sector professionals in Kogi State has cautioned against lifting the ban on social and religious gatherings in the state.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Bringing Chinese doctors to Nigeria is against national interests – Reps minority caucus

Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has said that the importation of Chinese doctors into Nigeria will be against the national interests of the country.

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