National healthcare delivery threatened as sector’s crises worsen

. JOHESU strike is sheer blackmail – NMA  By BAYO OBAJEMU These are troubling times for the health sector beset by the panoply of problems, some of them of long-standing nature while others are offshoots of long years of neglect by the authorities. But the spectre of war drums that hovers over the sector now is more a product of competition for More...

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By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, May 19th, 2018
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Pharmacist council begins recall of Codeine cough syrup

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says it has started recalling cough syrup containing Codeine from its stakeholders in compliance with Federal Government directive. Pharmacists council begins recall of codeine More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Timeline of Ebola virus since first known outbreak

Following is a recap of past epidemics of Ebola as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) battles a new outbreak of the deadly tropical disease: Ebola-aid-workers 1976: First known outbreak  Ebola was first identified More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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Don’t reject gunshot victims, Police warn doctors

The Lagos State Police Command has warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. File photo: Imohimi Edgal In More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Nigeria is in a mess and the medical sector in shambles – Dr. Omole

Dr. Wale Omole is a medical practitioner who believes in the ideals of the late environmentalist and human rights crusader, Dr. Tai Solarin and that is why he named his hospital at Mushin Olosa in Lagos after the More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
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Codeine syrup: NAFDAC shuts down Emzor, two others

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down three pharmaceutical companies over the codeine syrup scandal. FILE PHOTO: NAFDAC Office, Abuja. The companies include Peace More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Gowon praises FG’s efforts in Guinea worm eradication

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retired), has praised the Federal Government for efforts made in eradicating guinea worm in the country. Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon Gowon stated this on More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Monday, April 30th, 2018
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Veterinary Association proffers solution to herdsmen, farmers crisis

The Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has urged the Federal Government to constitute a technical committee to evolve solutions to the lingering crises between herdsmen and farmers in the country. President, More...

By Uchenna Ajah On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Why brain, eyes, testes transplants off-limit for scientists

Since the world’s first successful organ transplant in 1954 — a kidney — the discipline has advanced to the point where a wounded soldier could have his penis and scrotum replaced in a groundbreaking operation More...