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    THE INSIDER: How N58m SUV landed NHIS ES in trouble — and earned him suspension

THE INSIDER: How N58m SUV landed NHIS ES in trouble — and earned him suspension

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been suspended for three months by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole, over allegations of fraud.In a letter dated July 6, 2017 seen by TheCable, Adewole said Yusuf's response to the petitions written against him were "considered unsatisfactory".An investigative committee to probe the NHIS ES has been set [...]

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    Corps members can now benefit from health insurance scheme

Corps members can now benefit from health insurance scheme

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the inclusion of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the country's National Health Insurance (NHIS) scheme.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this to state house correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.He said the inclusion was aimed at preventing the sad incidents of deaths of corps members across the [...]

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    HIV victims to start receiving free treatment

HIV victims to start receiving free treatment

The federal government has introduced new set of healthcare guidelines that will make HIV/AIDS victims in the country to start receiving free treatment.Speaking in Kaduna on Tuesday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said the guidelines were aimed at tackling the scourge of the virus in the country.He was speaking at the opening of a two-day north-west zonal dissemination of 2016 [...]

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    Hobeika and Nigeria: A contrast in attitude

Hobeika and Nigeria: A contrast in attitude

BY TAIWO FASUAI saw the film first in 2011 on my PC. Its fate won’t be different from the good ones before it, it will be archived. To be watched over and over again. Black Gold, released in 2011, was adapted from Hans Ruesch’s 1957 novel "South of the Heart".Set in early 20th century between two Middle East communities who [...]

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    Nigeria to start production of vaccines, says Adewole

Nigeria to start production of vaccines, says Adewole

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved a joint venture agreement between the federal government and May and Baker Plc to produce vaccines in the country. Isaac Adewole, minister of health, made this known while speaking with state house correspondents after the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the production will be from 2017 to 2021.The minister said that [...]

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    World No Tobacco Day: Group wants govt to implement anti-smoking policies

World No Tobacco Day: Group wants govt to implement anti-smoking policies

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    Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo

Adewole slams Kenya Airways for bringing in corpse from Ebola-hit Congo

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has flayed Kenya Airways for transporting a corpse from Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo to the country without proper documentation.Congo is currently battling an outbreak of Ebola‎, which Nigeria successfully contained in 2014 - after Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, imported it to the country.Nigeria has  been on the alert since the recent outbreak in DRC [...]

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    Adewole: Being a govt official shouldn’t stop one from seeking treatment abroad

Adewole: Being a govt official shouldn’t stop one from seeking treatment abroad

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says that being a government official doesn't necessarily stop one from going abroad for medical treatment.He said the relationship between doctors and patients forges a bond that is hard to break.The minister was reacting to public grumblings that most government officials travel abroad for their medical treatment due to a decay in the Nigerian health [...]

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    Ebola: FG sets up 10-man standby committee

Ebola: FG sets up 10-man standby committee

The federal government says a ten-man committee of health workers is on standby to tackle any possible outbreak of Ebola virus.Briefing state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said this became necessary following the new case of Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.He said the [...]

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    Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Health minister orders screening of fever patients for Ebola

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed Nigerian health workers to screen haemorrhagic fever patients for Ebola.This followed the outbreak of the disease in Congo.In 2014, Nigeria recorded cases of the disease after a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to the country.Ebola had ravaged Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but it was eventually contained in the West African countries.But last [...]

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    Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Death toll in meningitis outbreak rises to 813

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says 813 lives have been lost to the meningitis outbreak that has lasted 16 weeks.Adewole disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the end of Wednesday's federal executive council meeting.He also said the spread of the disease had reduced."As of yesterday (Tuesday), the number of deaths stood at 813. As of now, we are also [...]

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    Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, on Tuesday, announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria.Speaking during the commemoration of World Malaria Day, the minister said doctors and nurses have been informed that chloroquine is "no longer useful" and that the prescription of artemisinin monotherapy was wrong.“With a new emphasis on citizen accountability and rights I [...]

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    Fear not, you can drink Fanta and Sprite, says FG

Fear not, you can drink Fanta and Sprite, says FG

The federal government says the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) did not breach the standards of production in Nigeria, certifying Fanta and Sprite safe for consumption.In a statement released by Boade Akinola, director of media and public relations of the ministry of health, the government said NBC passed a routine test in December 2016.A Lagos state high court had earlier ruled [...]

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    Research on HIV cure done without approval, says Adewole

Research on HIV cure done without approval, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the research carried out by Maduike Ezeibe, a professor of veterinary medicine and clinical virology, on the cure for HIV/AIDS, was done without approval.The minister said the experiment was illegal.Ezeibe, a professor at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Abia, claimed that his drug killed the virus in some patients he tested it on.But [...]

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    Adewole tells health workers to market Buhari’s accomplishments

Adewole tells health workers to market Buhari’s accomplishments

Isaac Adewole, minister of health,  has called on staff of federal teaching hospitals and centres across the country to market their accomplishments to show the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to providing quality healthcare to Nigerians.According to a statement issued by Oyeboade Akinola, spokesperson of the ministry, Adewole said this during a meeting with management staff of  Obafemi Awolowo University [...]

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    No plastic rice in Nigeria, say Adewole, NAFDAC

No plastic rice in Nigeria, say Adewole, NAFDAC

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has urged Nigerians to be calm because there is no evidence that plastic rice is in circulation in the country.Earlier in the week, men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) had claimed that they seized a consignment of "plastic rice" in Lagos.The claim, thereafter,  sparked off a panic across the country.But in a statement issued [...]

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