Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag "Isaac Adewole"

    Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

"We are usually three during the child delivery, I and two other midwives. One person will be holding the torch for us while one will be conducting the delivery with the third person assisting,” said Odeh Agnes, the midwife at Dafa primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Kwali council, federal capital territory (FCT).The thought of childbirth with the aid of torchlight [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

Six months after Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was recalled from suspension, he has been enmeshed in a fresh crisis with the governing council of the scheme accusing him of running it into "ruin".On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him. Insiders had told TheCable [...]

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    Arrest defaulters of Shisha ban, Adewole tells police

Arrest defaulters of Shisha ban, Adewole tells police

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, says the police should arrest defaulters of the ban on tobacco products including Shisha.Speaking on Monday in Abuja at a press conference to mark the 2018 World No-Tobacco Day, Adewole said the ban placed on tobacco products is still in place.May 31 is celebrated as No-Tobacco Day across the world to discourage the use [...]

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    NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja.The minister had earlier threatened not to pay the salaries of JOHESU members [...]

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    Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

Senate asks Adewole to get emergency vaccines for Ebola

The senate has asked Isaac Adeowole, minister of health, to get emergency vaccines in the event of a case of Ebola in the country.The resolution of the upper legislative chamber was sequel to a motion sponsored by Oluremi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central.Moving the motion on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Tinubu cited a report that of the [...]

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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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    Adewole: Buhari’s son had his surgery in Nigeria… he just went to Germany for rehabilitation

Adewole: Buhari’s son had his surgery in Nigeria… he just went to Germany for rehabilitation

Issac Adewole, minister of health, says Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s only son, did not go to Germany for treatment but rehabilitation.In December, Yusuf sustained injuries after he was involved in bike accident around Gwarimpa in Abuja.He was admitted at an Abuja hospital before he was later taken abroad.Speaking on Hard Copy, a Channels Television programme on Friday, the minister said [...]

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    JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the demand of officials of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to be at par with doctors in terms of salary is neither practicable nor acceptable.Disclosing this in a statement on Monday, Adewole said the current administrationt has offered to adjust the salaries and wages of the health workers.He was reacting to the advertorial by [...]

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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Cancer is the disease, Nigeria’s health system is the killer

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Cancer is the disease, Nigeria’s health system is the killer

EDITOR’S NOTE: All the names of cancer patients in the undercover parts of this story have been concealed as a mark of honour for their struggles and respect for their privacy. An undercover method was unavoidable, as it was the only way to ascertain the true quality of healthcare available to them in federal hospitals. TheCable confirmed that the journalist [...]

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    Adewole: Tobacco, alcohol taxes should be increased — and used to fund health budget

Adewole: Tobacco, alcohol taxes should be increased — and used to fund health budget

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says consumption taxes on products like alcohol and tobacco should be increased and used for the funding of healthcare.In February, TheCable reported that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari seeking permission to increase tariff on alcohol and cigarettes.Speaking on Tuesday at THISDAY healthcare financing policy dialogue in Abuja, Adewole said Nigeria [...]

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    SNEPCo donates cancer equipment to National Hospital

SNEPCo donates cancer equipment to National Hospital

The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) says it has donated a linear accelerator radiotherapy equipment worth over $1 million to the National Hospital, Abuja.Speaking an event to commemorate the world cancer day on Sunday, Akinwumi Fajola, SNEPCo's representative, said the donation was one of the company’s ways of giving back to the society.Fajola explained that the gesture was [...]

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    Adewole, acting NHIS ES summoned to Aso Rock

Adewole, acting NHIS ES summoned to Aso Rock

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Attahiru Ibrahim, acting executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been summoned to the presidential villa in Abuja.Ayo Osinlu, head, media and public relations of the scheme, disclosed this to NAN on Wednesday.This could be in relation to the reinstatement of Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the organisation, by President Muhammadu [...]

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    ‘Nepotism’, ‘impunity’, ‘Adewole should resign’ — anger as Buhari reinstates NHIS boss

‘Nepotism’, ‘impunity’, ‘Adewole should resign’ — anger as Buhari reinstates NHIS boss

Usman Yusuf, the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, has been reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari.He was reinstated on Tuesday, according to a circular reportedly issued to the health ministry by Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him.Insiders had told TheCable [...]

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    31 killed in Lassa fever outbreak, says health minister

31 killed in Lassa fever outbreak, says health minister

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the current outbreak of Lassa fever has affected 15 states with 31 deaths recorded.Speaking at the emergency National Council of Health meeting in Abuja on Monday, he said there are now 105 laboratory-confirmed cases with three probable cases.He said Nigeria had recorded 77 cases of Lassa fever in 2018.Adewole listed affected states to include [...]

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    FG: We’ve released $1m for delivery of free contraceptives

FG: We’ve released $1m for delivery of free contraceptives

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the federal government has released $1 million for the delivery of contraceptives to improve family planning.The minister made this known while addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.According to him, procurement for the implementation of the plan led by a committee chaired by a director in the ministry had equally [...]

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    Adewole: Why some states don’t have drugs to treat snake bite

Adewole: Why some states don’t have drugs to treat snake bite

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the report that the federal government has run out of stock of anti-snake venom for the treatment of snake bite is not true.There were reports that 250 people have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states, following scarcity of anti-snake venom drugs in the country.But in a statement on Monday, Boade [...]

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