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    Reddington performs ‘first complex open-heart surgery’ in Nigeria

Reddington performs ‘first complex open-heart surgery’ in Nigeria

Reddington Hospital, Lagos, says it performed the most complex open-heart surgery in Nigeria amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Olatunde Lalude, the hospital's group medical director, announced the feat at a press conference on Monday. He said the surgery was conducted by a team of 19 Nigerian medical experts on a 66-year-old man who had multiple cardiac problems. Lalude said the surgery involved a coronary [...]

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    SGF: Yola is my home… I’m just on a journey in Abuja

SGF: Yola is my home… I’m just on a journey in Abuja

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says Yola, capital of Adamawa "is my home", and he is just on a journey in Abuja. He made the remark while clarifying his comment on the state of healthcare in the country. On Thursday, the SGF said he never knew the country's healthcare system was in a very bad state until the [...]

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    SGF: Now that no one can travel for treatment, we must take health sector seriously

SGF: Now that no one can travel for treatment, we must take health sector seriously

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says it is time for Nigeria’s healthcare system to be taken seriously, especially now that nobody can seek medical care outside the country.  On Thursday, Mustapha had said his role as chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 opened his eyes to the poor state of Nigeria’s healthcare infrastructure. At a [...]

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    ‘Two doctors to 200,000 people’ — the state of healthcare in Awe, Sanusi’s exile home

‘Two doctors to 200,000 people’ — the state of healthcare in Awe, Sanusi’s exile home

There are only two doctors and 19 nurses employed by the government to serve a population of approximately 200,000 people in Awe town, Nasarawa state, TheCable has learnt. Awe town served as the exile home of Muhammad Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, who was reported to have been banished from Kano for "disrespecting" Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of the [...]

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    Dance, plaudits as Enugu’s second busiest hospital gets fitting upgrade

Dance, plaudits as Enugu’s second busiest hospital gets fitting upgrade

Situated in Asata, just at the cusp of a major intersection that connects several middle income and high density neighbourhoods in the Enugu metropolis, there couldn't have been a more apt location for Poly Clinic, a facility which in its early days was comparable to the famous Massey Street Children's Hospital in Lagos. Everyday, this secondary health facility witnesses a [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established in 2005 to enable every Nigerian, no matter socio-economic status, walk into a hospital and get treated with little or no money in their pockets. Fourteen years later, the scheme has failed to provide this access, especially in medical emergencies. TheCable finds out why. As Destiny Aigbe walks into the block where National [...]

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    Access Bank named healthcare SME-friendly bank

Access Bank named healthcare SME-friendly bank

Access Bank has been named the most healthcare SME-friendly bank at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) 2019. The bank got the prize at the award ceremony, which held at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos. At the award ceremony held recently at Eko Hotels & Suites, Access Bank was recognized for the fourth time by the NHEA consecutively after winning the [...]

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    NIZAMIYE: The world-class hospital catering for the rich and the poor

NIZAMIYE: The world-class hospital catering for the rich and the poor

As 2018 was shutting down, Memonah Usman was facing a near-death experience in faraway Zaria, Kaduna state. For months, she had been battling with a heart disease known as stenosis. The illness which led to the malfunctioning of two of her heart valves had come in two forms: mitral stenosis and tricuspid stenosis, thus blocking blood flow into the main [...]

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    Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Osun to get $20m from World Bank to fix health sector

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says Osun state government will get a $20 million World Bank fund to fix its healthcare system. The minister said this on Wednesday in Abuja while receiving Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, in his office. In a statement, the state said the fund is its earning from the from the World Bank's saving one million lives [...]

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    The many things that can kill you in Nigeria

The many things that can kill you in Nigeria

A line in V for Vendatta, the 2005 movie set around the themes of supremacism, neo-fascism and revolutionist freedom visualising an alternative future in the United Kingdom which I quite like says people should not be afraid of governments, governments should be afraid of their people. But in Nigeria, it is the case of people being afraid of government. But [...]

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    Saving Nigeria’s primary health care centres from ruin

Saving Nigeria’s primary health care centres from ruin

BY CHINEDU ASADU As the seventh most populous country in the world, with about 198 million citizens, the assumption would be that Nigeria will earn top spots among countries with the best health care system – at least in Africa. But sadly, the reverse has been the case. Over the years, the country’s healthcare – especially primary health care –  is [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world? That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    There is ‘oil’ in education and health

There is ‘oil’ in education and health

In the past 40 years or more, Nigeria had been a mono-product country exporting crude oil. This is understandable.  Crude oil produces easy cash without much effort. Much effort would have been required if we had decided to refine the oil and sell the finished product.  The government has not made any sustainable effort to divert attention to other sectors [...]

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Sahara Group partners Mercy Ships to provide ‘quality healthcare to indigent Africans’

Sahara Group, an African energy conglomerate has lent support to Mercy Ships, a healthcare corporate social responsibility organisation in celebration of the 2018 “Cargo Day.” The Cargo Day celebration which took place in Geneva, Switzerland on May 17 is an initiative of Mercy Ships which seeks to “facilitate access to quality healthcare, especially in the remote and rural areas of Africa.” Observed [...]

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    Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

The Redbridge Healthcare Group has advocated for stable and all-inclusive healthcare benefits for employees in the country. The group made the call ahead of its maiden employees medical benefits conference scheduled for Abuja on Thursday. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Henri Onyemachi, chief executive officer of the group, said the essence of the conference is to draw attention to the need [...]

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    Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos ranked ‘8th most dangerous megacity for women’

Lagos is the eighth most dangerous megacity for women to live in, according to a Thompson Reuters survey. Cairo, capital of Egypt, was rated the world’s most dangerous megacity for women while London, the best. The poll which sought the opinion from some 380 experts in women’s issues, was conducted in 19 of the world's biggest megacities (as ranked by the United Nations) [...]

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