Kaduna: After visiting 2 State govt-owned hospitals, Sheikh Gumi says Nigeria’s healthcare system has collapsed

Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has declared that the nation’s healthcare system has collapsed and requires urgent attention to revive it. He stated this yesterday, when he visited two major State government-owned hospitals in Kaduna, namely Gwamna Awon General Hospital, in Kaduna-South and Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, in Kaduna-North of the Kaduna metropolis. During the visits, Sheikh Gumi offered cash gifts to vulnerable patients while appealing to wealthy individuals in the society to assist the less-privileged in the society, particularly those who are suffering from one ailment…

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Covid-19: FG reviews guidelines for international travel

The Federal Government has begun a review of the Covid-19 travel advisory and public health safety measures. The action, it was learnt, followed the concerns being raised by travellers over exorbitant fees paid for Covid-19 tests at Nigeria airports and alleged extortion and other unwholesome practices. According to an issued statement by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) yesterday, the Presidential Steering Committee on Covid-19 is expected to announce an updated travel advisory soon. The Federal Government mandates passengers who present negative PCR test results before boarding aircraft travelling…

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Insecurity, economic downturn predisposing Nigerians to mental illness – Psychiatrists

More Nigerians are predisposed to mental illness due to kidnapping, banditry and fuel scarcity amidst the current economic hardship in the country, the Psychiatrists Association of Nigeria has said. President of the Association, Prof. Taiwo James Obindo, noted that stress is a major predisposing factor to mental illness, saying that if an individual finds it difficult to overcome the normal stresses of life then the person cannot be said to be mentally healthy. Quoting the World Health Organisation (WHO) data, Obindo said, “One out of four Nigerians is at risk…

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Health: Gombe Partners West African College Of Surgeons, To Begin Residency Training in O&G/ Family Medicine

…As College’s Accreditation Team Praises Governor Inuwa For Remodeling & Providing Ultra-modern Facilities At Specialist Hospital, Others Umar Kaltungo The West Africa College of Surgeons has described the structures and facilities at the Gombe specialist hospital as ones that bear all the hallmarks of a system that is susceptible to progressive change and will therefore need the support, encouragement and disposition of the institution to actualize the hospital’s dream of commencing the training of Resident Doctors in Obstetrics and Gynecology/ Family Medicine before other departments follow suit soon. The Accreditation…

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Clamour for Collaborations, Partnerships top Outcome of Nigeria’s COVID-19 Summit

Mohammed Dahiru Lawal The recently concluded Nigeria COVID-19 Summit has called for increased collaboration, cooperation and partnerships among key stakeholders in order to revamp disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria’s health sector. In a Communique released Wednesday by the organizing committee, the summit also called on Government to strengthen collaboration between the national and sub-national entities to allow for improved partnership on Primary health care delivery and vaccination uptake in the country. “Nigeria should galvanise the support of African countries in the collaborative process to end COVID-19…

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NCDC issues Lassa fever alert, as death toll hits 102

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), has issued a warning over Lassa fever cases, which it says has risen to 4,632, with 102 deaths. The NCDC, in its latest advisory on Monday, announced the possibility of Lassa fever presenting malaria-like symptoms such as fever, headache, sore throat, general body weakness, cough among others. The centre said it has sent letters to states on the dangers of Lassa fever and the symptoms to look out for. Since the last outbreak of the disease in 2016, the agency observed that there…

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COVID-19: Nigeria records 859 infections, two deaths on Monday

859 persons have caught the COVID-19 virus in Nigeria on Monday. The country also lost two persons to the virus on the same day. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, stated on Tuesday that Monday’s figures raised the country’s infection tally to Two Hundred and Thirty Eight, Four Hundred and Twenty and the death toll to Three Thousand and Twenty-Four. It stated that the two deaths were recorded in the FCT. In Monday’s 859 infections, Lagos State took the lead with 555 victims up from the 401 infections it recorded on Sunday.…

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More Lassa Fever deaths recorded in Bauchi, Ebonyi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NDDC) has announced that Bauchi and Ebonyi states recorded new deaths from Lassa fever as the nation’s toll from the disease since the beginning of 2021 rises to 92. The NCDC disclosed this in its latest situation report on the outbreak of the disease in the country. According to the data from the report for Week 50, which covered December 13 to 19, three more deaths were reported in the week under review. While Bauchi reported two new fatalities, Ebonyi recorded a new death…

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Covid-19 ravages Aso Rock as Buhari’s aides, Minister, Perm. Sec., others contract virus

The rampaging wave of the dangerous coronavirus pandemic has hit the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock, as several aides of President Muhammadu Buhari and top officials of government are said to have contracted the virus. However, the Federal Government is keeping mum on the matter, even as newsmen were reportedly advised against reporting the surge in infections at the Villa. According to investigations, apart from the Permanent Secretary in the State House, Tijjani Umar; the President’s Aide-de-camp (ADC), Yusuf Dodo; his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Aliyu Musa, and his Senior…

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Covid-19: FCT bans clubs, restricts indoor events to 50 over increasing transmission cases

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA), has expressed concern about the increasing cases of Covid-19, putting in place strict regulations as residents celebrate the Yuletide. The FCTA Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr. Abubakar Tafida, in an issued statement yesterday in Abuja, said the FCTA had observed with dismay the attitude of residents towards adopting simple measures that offer protection against being infected by the Covid-19. He stated that, “The FCTA’s deployment of more resources – health workers, funds and materials to control the disease, can only be successful…

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