Kano govt. sponsors surgery of 7 patients with intersex problem

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday received six patients with intersex problems sponsored by the Kano State government to undergo surgery at the Tetfund Centre of Excellence in Urology and Nephrology, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. The patients, who were successfully treated, were received by the governor during the State’s Executive Council meeting yesterday in Kano. The State government had earlier sponsored the surgery of one person, which was also done successfully. An intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external and internal genitals of a person.…

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Kano: 10 dead, 400 hospitalised after drinking juice 

No fewer than 10 persons have died and 400 hospitalised after drinking expired citric acid powdered drinks in Kano State. It was gathered the batches of some of the products show that the drinks had expired over a year ago. Among those hospitalised are 50 patients undergoing kidney-related treatment, because of complications arising from the consumption of the killer drinks, Kano Commissioner for Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, disclosed yesterday. The Commissioner explained that the affected persons are being treated in government hospitals. He warned residents on the consumption of juice…

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Substances behind strange illness in Kano laced With poison – NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has stated that the substances behind strange illness in Kano State were laced with “hydroxylamine” – a chemical used for terrorism. Recall that there was an outbreak of a strange infection led to the death of three persons, and the hospitalisation of 183 others in the State. NAFDAC stated that the strange illness was caused by food poisoning. This was contained in a statement released by NAFDAC on Sunday, which was signed by Sayo Akintola,…

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Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD), has suspended its 10 days’ old strike. The decision was reached during an emergency meeting of NARD’s National Executive Council, (NEC), yesterday. The National President of the association, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi told newsmen that the strike was suspended due to their responsibility to Nigerians and the fact that the Federal government has met some of their demands. According to him, the strike was suspended after series of long hours of meetings with various stakeholders in the health sector. “We have suspended the strike…

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Covid-19: FG directs states to halt vaccination halfway

The Federal Government has asked all the states administering the Covid-19 vaccine to stop the exercise the moment they use half of the doses allocated to them. According to reports, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shu’aib, asked all the States to suspend vaccination when they reach half of the doses delivered to them. This implies that a state that was given 100,000 doses would have to halt the vaccine rollout once the doses hit 50,000 in order for those who have received their first jab…

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FG, Resident doctors reach agreement to prevent strike

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with NARD yesterday, in Abuja. Ngige said that the deliberations were fruitful and that all the things written in the MoA would be implemented. “Hopefully, by tomorrow you will experience the payment as agreed here for the second category of doctors, who are an overflow…

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Covid-19: N396 bn budgeted for vaccine in 2022 Appropriation Bill – Minister

The Federal Government has stated that the sum of N396 billion has been budgeted for the provision of vaccines in the 2022 Appropriation Bill. This was disclosed by Dr. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday. “Sometime in January, the President had based on the request by the Ministry of Health, given in principle, approval for the Ministry of Health to work with the Ministry of Finance, budget and National Planning to prepare and…

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UCH Ibadan doctors suspend surgical operations till further notice

…As water scarcity hits facility Medical doctors at the University College Hospital, (UCH), Ibadan have suspended all surgical operations in the hospital till further notice. Sources in the hospital disclosed that the reason for the suspension of the surgeries is due to lack of water supply to the facilities. It was learnt that many patients on admission in the health facilities have been experiencing water scarcity in the last few days. Some of the patients who are currently on admission in the hospital said they buy bags of satchel water…

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‘U.S., UK blocking vaccines from reaching Nigeria’ – Ahmad Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has accused the United States of blocking life-saving Covid-19 vaccines from getting to the country, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to provide resources for local scientists to develop something ingenious. “The U.S. is not allowing vaccines to go out of U.S; the EU is not allowing the AstraZeneca vaccine produced in the UK to be sent out of the EU. India is not allowing the AstraZeneca vaccine they produced to be exported”, Lawan complained on Monday, while speaking to newsmen. The Senate President said he wanted Nigerian…

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Resident doctors declare indefinite strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD), says it will begin what it called a “total and indefinite strike” on Thursday, April 1,  except the Federal Government moves swiftly to stop the industrial action.  The decision to go on strike was made after an extraordinary NEC meeting it held at the weekend, at the Trauma Centre, National Hospital, Abuja.  The National Executive Council (NEC) of NARD had unanimously agreed to proceed on the strike by Thursday if their demands are not met. The NEC was held to review its earlier…

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