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Health care provider Universal Health Services, one of the largest chains in the US, has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack, TechCrunch reported. UHS facilities in California, Florida, North Dakota, Arizona, and other locations began noticing problems early Sunday, with some locations reporting locked computers and phone systems.
Doctors in South Africa, the continent’s coronavirus epicenter, expected to be busy as the virus ravaged its way across the Rainbow Nation. But one type of doctor is seeing an unexpected boom in demand: plastic surgeons, who say that the combination of lockdown-imposed isolation and South Africa’s world-class medical technology is causing a rush of people who are quietly changing their appearance.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, said that it costs the government more than N400,000 to diagnose and treat a COVID-19 patient.
Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a Winners Chapel, has declared that he would embrace and breath into COVID-19 patients without any fear of contracting the disease.
A 16-year-old female COVID-19 patient is sitting her senior secondary school certificate examination at the Kwara State COVID-19/Infectious Disease Centre in Ilorin, the state capital, an official said on Wednesday.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced the death of one coronavirus patient in Abuja.
The Lagos State Government has faulted the widespread media reports on N1 million daily spending on a COVID-19 patient in the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday, said it had mobilised enough regular and special marshals for traffic control and management during the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.
The Acting Secretary of the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Mohammed Kawu, has been discharged from the Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, where he has been receiving treatment for COVID 19.
For the second time, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has discontinued Hydroxychloroquine clinical trial for the treatment of COVID-19, saying it has no positive effect on patient recovery.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says efforts are ongoing to launch the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health sector response action plan.
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered immediate shut down of a private hospital that treated the first Covid-19 fatality in Ebonyi State.
Another patient has been confirmed dead of Coronavirus following complications at the treatment center, bringing the total number of death to 8.
The Nigeria Police has debunked reports published by some media organisations and some social media platforms that a 47-year-old Olaoluwa Bolarinwa who was arrested in connection with robbery activities in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, was tortured to death by members of the Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad (IGPSTS) while in their custody at Itele area of Lafenwa, Ogun State.
A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa State, Dr Naseer Adam, is dead.
A runaway positive COVID-19 patient in Aba, Abia, has surrendered himself and members of his family to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Aba, for management of his sickness.
Oil prices dived Thursday on demand fears as more nations go into lockdown to staunch the spread of the coronavirus, while stock prices attempted a modest rebound.
Osun State Government on Thursday said looting of government and private property in the state cut across 14 Local Government Areas, as it commenced return of the looted property items to owners who can identify their property
Eva Longoria has joined previously announced Matt Walsh on the in-production digital detox comedy Unplugging, which is currently in production in Oklahoma.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, stated that the hoodlums who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protests took away vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans, and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables carted away.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday called for an end to all forms of medical tourism especially by elected and appointed government officials.
The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.
The Kano police command in the aftermath of the recent EndSARS protests has arrested 59 suspects accused of looting hundreds of items belonging to members of the public at the Sabon gari quarters in Kano during the recent uncoordinated protest that took place last Tuesday in Kano.
The Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Saturday commenced the distribution of the Federal Government COVID-19 palliatives to beneficiaries at Isa, Sabon Birni and Gada Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, on Sunday called for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding last week’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos.
President Donald Trump has cut the number of refugees allowed into the United States to historic low of 15,000 in the current fiscal year.