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We’ll sustain collaboration with UCH to improve health sector—Makinde

…says Govt ready to make UCH Annex in Sepeteri functional Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has stated the readiness of his administration to sustain the collaboration and cooperation between the State and the University College Hospital, Ibadan. The Governor, who made the disclosure while hosting the Board of Management of UCH during a courtesy…

Breaking: Boko Haram kidnaps 4 soldiers, 2 police officers

The world number three deadliest terrorist organization, Boko Haram, has on Friday kidnapped four armed soldiers and two police officers along Damaturu-Maiduguri road. Military sources who revealed this to TheCable, said Boko Haram attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri road. The insurgents who appeared in military uniforms were said…

FG commends National Hospital for successful seperation of conjoined twins

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has commended the case management team who separated the conjoined twins at  National Hospital Abuja. The Minister said “they have demonstrated that our health system, even with modest resources can rise up to the highest challenges and offer quality care to find its position among renowned international hospitals’’….

Umahi orders closure of hospital over Ebonyi Lassa fever outbreak

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered the immediate closure of St Vincent Hospital at Igbagu, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi, following suspected outbreak of Lassa fever at the hospital. The order is contained in a statement issued on Friday in Abakaliki by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr….

We’ll ensure improvement in Primary Health Care Budget implementation – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the Senate has mandated its relevant Committee to ensure an improvement in the implementation of the budgetary allocation to the nation’s primary healthcare system. Lawan made the promise while receiving in audience the Global Alliance for Vaccination Initiative (GAVI) high level mission to Nigeria. Lawan said,…

Nigeria tops babies infected with HIV -Minister

Senator Adeleke Mamora- the minister of state for health, has said that Nigeria has the highest number of babies infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Mamora said the Federal Government would therefore sustain HIV prevention and treatment activities nationwide. The minister noted that the government would commit “sufficient resources to both HIV prevention and treatment…

Senate wants poor Nigerians to have access to quality healthcare

…Seeks regulation of Health Insurance in Nigeria The Senate on Thursday began moves to regulate Health Insurance in the country in a way that would allow poor Nigerians access to quality healthcare. This, the upper chamber stated, can be realized by seeking the establishment of the National Health Insurance Commission. The Upper Chamber while considering…

Lagos shuts 24 illegal pharmacy stores

In order to restore sanity to healthcare delivery system in the state, no fewer than 24 pharmacy stores, patent medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Abule Egba, Alagbado, Kola, Meiran, Ekoro and Oko-Oba in Ifako Ijaiye and Alimosho Local Government areas of Lagos were sealed by the Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and…

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