Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says medical tourism has become the first choice of Nigeria's leaders.Speaking at the declaration of his presidential ambition in Abuja on Wednesday, Kwankwaso said if elected, his government would ensure that the health sector is reformed.The senator representing Kano central said his main goal is to provide affordable healthcare services."Now that medical [...]

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    JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

JOHESU: Doctors, health ministry frustrating efforts to end strike

The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has accused the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) of frustrating efforts to end its four-week-old strike.Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Monday, Biobebelemoye Josiah, JOHESU national chairman, also said the ministry of health is collaborating with the doctors to suppress the union's demands.JOHESU on April 17 embarked on an industrial action to press home [...]

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    Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to go on strike if a key demand of the striking health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is met.The health workers are asking, among other things, to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the NMA said is "callous and ill-motivated".The JOHESU strike, which has been [...]

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    CDHR: FG flies the rich abroad for treatment but no hope for common man

CDHR: FG flies the rich abroad for treatment but no hope for common man

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) says the federal government fund medical treatment for the rich abroad while the common man lacks access to good healthcare.In a statement on Sunday, CDHR condemned government's "neglect of the nation’s health institutions in preference for foreign medical trips".It said such “worrisome” practice violates the right of every Nigerian to a healthy [...]

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    Nigerian doctors begin strike on Tuesday

Nigerian doctors begin strike on Tuesday

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has announced that its members will embark on an indefinite strike on Tuesday.At a media briefing on Monday, president of the association, Dr Kayode Obembe, said the body had to resume the strike it suspended on January 5, 2014. for failure of the government to meet its demands.In an open letter to the secretary to the [...]

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