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Health minister Osagie Ehanire said Nigeria might get COVID-19 vaccines in the next 10 days.
Leading debate on the bill, Senator Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centres to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the provision of intensive, effective and efficient health care services to the people of Nigeria.
An Indian air ambulance has made an emergency landing at Pakistan’s Islamabad International airport for refuelling, media reports on Monday said.
The Primate of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Henry Ndukuba, has urged Nigerians, especially Christians, to ensure that they are inoculated against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic when general vaccination commences in the country.
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has demanded that Senate probe the recent public hearing of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill as it accused Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of disenfranchising its members.
The Ekiti State Government at the weekend disclosed that it would set aside N270 million to provide free health services for some citizens under the State Health Insurance Scheme (SHIS).
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has approved 12 additional hospitals for chemotherapy in the ongoing Cancer Access Partnership Programme aimed at over 50 per cent cost reduction.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country.
On January 20, Zimbabweans were shocked to hear the news of the death of Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, the latest government official to succumb to Covid-19.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has thanked well-wishers after confirming health issues affecting his mother has been behind his recent absence.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as unscientific, a claim by a former presidential spokesperson, Dr. Doyin Okupe, on the rate of COVID-19 infections among the wealthy elite.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised the alarm about COVID-19 cases in Nigeria, saying the country currently has a critical situation on its hands with the rising number of cases recorded daily.
Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
Ethiopians in the war-scarred north are dying from lack of healthcare services, are suffering food and water shortages, and remain “terrified”, according to aid agencies finally accessing remoter parts of Tigray region.
President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly used his clemency authority as a political tool rather than an act of mercy, issued a final wave of pardons and commutations on his last night in office, delivering relief for a mix of beneficiaries that included former strategist Stephen Bannon, Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, found guilty in 2013 of corruption charges.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday gave an order for the recruitment of 40 medical doctors as an addition to his previous approvals, in order to meet health care needs of the state’s increasing population.
The Ebonyi Government said it will deploy two nurses to each public schools ahead of January 18 resumption to stem the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oyo State Ministry of Justice has reported that the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General in the state, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo (SAN), has been discharged from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) Isolation Center at Yaba Lagos and is currently at home, observing treatment in isolation for the next fourteen days.
“During the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, amidst a global pandemic, the courageous work of Nurses and Midwives deserves, more than ever, to be honored—not just by applause. Let us use the stories of their everyday heroism and service to call for all countries to invest in decent work and a new social contract for nurses and midwives as part of their commitment to health for all,” it explained.
According to the Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, when he had some feverish symptoms on 10 December 2020, he had thought it was a mere “anatomical disturbance that Paracetamol could banish easily overnight.” But little did he know that he had contracted the dreaded coronavirus.
Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has advocated for a dynamic approach of the Nigerian educational system to produce employees with skills and ability to handle complex jobs and create opportunities for others.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has condemned the ethnic coloration in which the fight against terrorism and insurgency is taking in Nigeria.
Following the Friday abduction of over 300 school children in Jangebe in Zamfara State, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday warned Nigerians against accepting kidnapping of school children in parts of the north as a way of life.
It was a harvest of tributes for a former Chief of Air Staff, late Air Marshall Nsikak Eduok as his remains were laid to rest in his hometown in Ibesikpo Asutan, Akwa Ibom state on Saturday.
Prince Bola Ajibola, a Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice has rated Western Nigeria Security Network, tagged “Operation Amotekun”, high in terms of its capacity to protect the people of Ogun State from Fulani marauders.
The United States will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council later this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, marking the Biden administration’s latest international re-engagement.
A survey has found infection rates of COVID-19 to be higher among males than females in the country.
The Delta chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on Thursday, berated the state government over the concession of Asaba International Airport to a concessionaire.
According to the police, the officers, who were on duty were shot and killed at about 2.00 am by the suspected men of the underworld along Akai Efa-Idundu road.