Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Adewole: No hospital in the country has a functional machine to treat cancer

Adewole: No hospital in the country has a functional machine to treat cancer

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the there is no hospital in the country that has a functional cancer treating machine.Adewole made the shocking discovery in an interview with NAN.He disclosed that out of the 200 which Nigeria requires, only seven were available, but none is in order."As we are talking today, there is no public hospital in Nigeria that [...]

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    Adewole: I was expecting to deal with teenage pregnancies, not polio

Adewole: I was expecting to deal with teenage pregnancies, not polio

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, says he was expecting to deal with teenage pregnancies and other challenges, not a resurgence of polio.The minister said this on Thursday while briefing the senate committee on primary healthcare and communicable diseases on the federal government's efforts to deal with the disease."I wasn’t expecting polio as a challenge, I was expecting teenage pregnancy [...]

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    FG approves plans to tackle wild polio virus

FG approves plans to tackle wild polio virus

The federal government has approved a robust response plan, developed by the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, to tackle and prevent the further spread of the Wild Polio-Virus (WPV) in the country.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said this at a news briefing in Abuja.Adewole said the plans included, five rounds of polio campaigns, two of which are to focus on [...]

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    OOPS! Nigeria records fresh cases of polio – the first in 24 months

OOPS! Nigeria records fresh cases of polio – the first in 24 months

Nigeria's ministry of health has confirmed two fresh cases of wild polio virus, few weeks after celebrating two years without a single case. The cases have also been confirmed by the World Health Organisation, with Isaac Adewole, Nigeria's minister of health, saying this is a big setback for the nation on health issues.https://twitter.com/WHO/status/763799815272759296Adewole, who spoke to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, [...]

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    Adewole vows to enforce ‘anti-tobacco’ act

Adewole vows to enforce ‘anti-tobacco’ act

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the federal government will adopt all legal and administrative measures to ensure effective implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act.The act, which is generally regarded as anti-tobacco act, is aimed at “safeguarding and protecting the health of Nigerians from the risks posed by the use of tobacco and tobacco products”.Speaking at the inauguration of [...]

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    FG orders sack of ALL striking doctors

FG orders sack of ALL striking doctors

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed chief medical directors (CMDs) and medical directors (MDs) of federal government tertiary health institutions to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who have "abandoned" their training programme.According to Boade Akinola, spokesperson of the ministry, the directive was contained in a circular signed by Amina Shamaki, permanent secretary of the ministry.The circular reads:“It has [...]

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    Resident doctors postpone start of nationwide strike

Resident doctors postpone start of nationwide strike

The proposed indefinite strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) scheduled to commence Thursday, has been suspended for one week.The association announced this on Wednesday after a meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.The meeting was convened at Dogara’s instance and presided over by him according to a statement issued by his spokesman [...]

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    Nigeria raises awareness on SJ syndrome

Nigeria raises awareness on SJ syndrome

The ministry of health on Friday disclosed that there have been cases of a disease known as Stephen Johnson Syndrome (SJS) in the country but asked Nigerians not to panic.At a press conference to raise awareness, which had Isaac Adewole, minister of health, in attendance, the ministry disclosed that two cases of SJS had been recorded, resulting in the death [...]

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    Buhari orders probe of Global Fund grants

Buhari orders probe of Global Fund grants

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged misappropriation of grants which Nigeria received from Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) between 2010 and 2014.According to Isaac Adewole, minister of health, the president gave the directive on Monday, saying it was part of his government’s effort and commitment to [...]

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    FG rescues Faith, the little girl with kidney failure

FG rescues Faith, the little girl with kidney failure

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the federal government will foot the medical bills of Faith Andrew, a 14-year-old girl in need of a kidney transplant.The minister's promise followed an article by a columnist published in the TheCable and THISDAY on Sunday drawing attention to the plight of the teenager whose father died last year.She is one of the six children being catered [...]

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    FG vows to avert doctors strike

FG vows to avert doctors strike

The federal government has assured Nigerians that the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will not go on strike.At a press briefing on Monday, Muhammad Askira, NARD’s president, told journalists that the association would commence indefinite strike if the government did not address some of its pressing needs within 21 days.But speaking in Abuja on Thursday during the [...]

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    Adewole: 100m to enjoy free healthcare by 2018

Adewole: 100m to enjoy free healthcare by 2018

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says his ministry will deliver free healthcare to 100 million Nigerians in the next two years.The minister also lauded the efforts and commitments of Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote’s foundations towards the eradication of malnutrition in Nigeria.In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, the minister said Dangote and Gates were committing $100 million [...]

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    7 reasons why 2016 budget shouldn’t be passed

7 reasons why 2016 budget shouldn’t be passed

President Muhammadu Buhari presented the proposed 2016 budget on December 22, 2016, naming it “the budget of change”, but Nigerians have now re-christened the document “budget of corruption”.While some of the public concerns about suspicious and fraudulent allocations are valid, the presidency has said that the president is open to correction, admitting that the budget is not perfect.With N6.08 trillion proposed [...]

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    Adewole: Rats changed health ministry’s budget

Adewole: Rats changed health ministry’s budget

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has disowned the 2016 budget allocation for his ministry, saying his ministry did not submit what was presented before the national assembly.Adewole also added that the state house clinic, which was allocated more money than all federal hospitals, is not under the supervision of the health ministry.Defending the budget of the ministry at the committee [...]

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    Health minister: The obituary of Lassa Fever is next year

Health minister: The obituary of Lassa Fever is next year

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, on Tuesday said Nigerians would mark the end of Lassa Fever in 2017.Adewole said this in Abuja at the emergency national council of health meeting on the outbreak of the disease.He revealed that the hemorrhagic fever has claimed 63 lives out of 212 suspected reported from 62 local government areas in 17 states.Adewole listed the [...]

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    Lagos records first Lassa Fever case

Lagos records first Lassa Fever case

One case of ravaging hemorrhagic disease, Lassa fever, has been recorded at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, confirmed on Friday that the case involves a 25-year-old student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.He said that the patient in question was responding to treatment.This extends the presence of the disease to 11 states and [...]

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