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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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    Monkeypox spreads to 11 states — 74 suspected cases recorded 

Monkeypox spreads to 11 states — 74 suspected cases recorded 

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the monkeypox virus has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded.Addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Adewole dismissed the reports that the military has been spreading the virus through vaccination.Monkeypox is a rare virus transmitted to humans from animals, with symptoms in humans similar to those [...]

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    FG to ban private practice by doctors in public hospitals

FG to ban private practice by doctors in public hospitals

The federal government has started taking steps to stop doctors in public service from engaging in private practice.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Adewole said a technical committee had been set up to look at the Yayale Ahmed report on the health sector.The report was the outcome of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Suspension of NHIS ES extended indefinitely

EXCLUSIVE: Suspension of NHIS ES extended indefinitely

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has extended the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), indefinitely.In July, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf for three months over allegations of fraud.Adewole had set up a committee to probe the NHIS ES, saying his response to the petitions written against him were “considered unsatisfactory”.In a recent [...]

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    Resignation or sack: The untold dilemma of Buhari’s ministers

Resignation or sack: The untold dilemma of Buhari’s ministers

Finally, what has been the subject of many private debates over the last year came to the public fora; the inability of some ministers to access the president on key decision within the government, due to the influence of a select few and the insensitivity of a strong-man president.Just yesterday, Ibe Kachikwu's letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the "undoings" [...]

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    NAFDAC staff begin indefinite strike

NAFDAC staff begin indefinite strike

Medical and health workers union chapter of the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike, demanding improved welfare.The union accused the management of failing to implement an agreed welfare package entered in 2013.It also demanded the immediate retirement of Yetunde Oni, the agency’s acting director-general.They asked Oni to hand over to the [...]

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    FG confirms Yellow fever in Kwara

FG confirms Yellow fever in Kwara

The ministry of health has confirmed a case of Yellow fever in a young girl in Oke Owa community, Ifelodun local government area of Kwara state.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this in a statement sent to TheCable.Adewole promised that the federal government would support Kwara in order to prevent further spread.WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?It is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted [...]

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    FG, doctors meet over strike

FG, doctors meet over strike

A federal government delegation led by Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, on Wednesday, met with the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).On Monday, the association declared a nationwide strike owing to the failure of the government to meet its demands.It is, among other demands,  asking the government to pay [...]

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    Health minister asks govt hospitals to engage ad hoc doctors

Health minister asks govt hospitals to engage ad hoc doctors

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed heads of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of ad hoc doctors to augment the services of those available.The directive followed the strike embarked on by resident doctors,  who took the action over the failure of the government to meet their demands, on Monday. One of their demands is the payment of [...]

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    Strike: Health minister asks govt hospitals to make use of NYSC members

Strike: Health minister asks govt hospitals to make use of NYSC members

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed heads of federal government hospitals to employ the services of doctors, who are currently undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, to ensure that there is no break in medical delivery.The minister’s directive followed the strike of resident doctors. On Monday, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on a [...]

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    Resident doctors give FG 21-day ultimatum to avert nationwide strike

Resident doctors give FG 21-day ultimatum to avert nationwide strike

Resident doctors have issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to meet their demands, else they will embark on a nationwide strike.The decision was made on Saturday at the end of the national executive council meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Calabar, Cross River.In a communique signed by its president, Onyebueze John; secretary general, Aneke Emmanuel [...]

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    Why I can’t honour your invitation — Adewole writes reps

Why I can’t honour your invitation — Adewole writes reps

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has written to the house of representatives, explaining the reasons why he would not honour the invitation of the lawmakers.The house committee on healthcare services had summoned him over the suspension of Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).The lawmakers had earlier mandated the minister to reinstate Yusuf but when he [...]

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