Environment

FG To Revamp Military Healthcare System

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), has said the President, Muhammadu Buhari , has approved plans to reform the military healthcare system. He added that a consulting firm had been hired to recommend how this could be achieved. Speaking at the Defence Health Maintenance Limited’s stakeholders meeting …

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507 Lagos Doctors Arrive UK In Two Years – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter, has revealed that 507 medical doctors practicing in the state have migrated to the United Kingdom in less than 24 months due to better conditions of service. The association’s Chairman, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, disclosed this during an exclusive interview , calling on the …

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More Chinese Cities Ease COVID Curbs Amid Protests

At least a dozen cities across China have eased COVID-19 restrictions following a wave of unprecedented protests last month, with Shanghai becoming the last metropolis to scrap tests for public transport and Urumqi reopening malls and restaurants for the first time in months. In China’s biggest city, Shanghai, where protesters …

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Court Remands Medical Doctor In Prison Over Sexual Harassment

The Managing Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation ,Dr Femi Olaleye, has been remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional facility pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions. Mr Olaleye, is facing a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration of his wife’s 16-year-old niece. He was arraigned by the …

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 Nigerian Hospitals Recruiting Retired Nurses

Faced with a shortage of nurses, Nigerian hospitals are recruiting retired nurses on contract to bolster their work-force. LARA ADEJORO writes Mrs Turaki has always loved a career in nursing but her passion for the profession is now under strain. The burdens are heavy and many: a shortage of staff, poor working conditions, …

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COVID-19 Infection May Rise In Nigeria December – NCDC

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, has predicted that Nigeria will likely see an increase in COVID-19 cases and a decrease in hospitalisation over the holiday season this year. Adetifa, in an exclusive interview, claimed that the increase in travel over the holiday season …

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Over 1.6 Million Nigerians Have HIV – NACA

National Agency for Control of AIDS (NACA) said 98 per cent of persons living with HIV in the country were on treatment, with 95 per cent  on viral suppression. It noted that as of September, 1,619,133 were on treatment, saying despite availability of free treatment, there  were children less than …

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