Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tag "Ministry of health"

    NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says he was suspended for refusing to release N975 million to the ministry of health.He said this on Friday when he appeared before the house of representatives panel investigating the crisis that followed his suspension.The NHIS governing board recently suspended Yusuf after accusing him of financial infractions and abuse of [...]

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    EFCC arraigns five health ministry employees for ‘$4m fraud’

EFCC arraigns five health ministry employees for ‘$4m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday arraigned five employees of the ministry of health for an alleged $4 million fraud.Abimbola Abioye, Wuraola Adebayo, Zubairu Ibrahim, Faturiti Jacob and Azeez Aderemi, were arraigned before O.O. Goodluck, a judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, Maitama.The defendants are said to be facing a six-count charge for “criminal [...]

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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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    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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    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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    ALERT: Fake malaria drug in circulation

ALERT: Fake malaria drug in circulation

The federal government has stepped up vigilance within the drug supply chains in the country over the circulation of two confirmed falsified versions of quinine sulphate.The federal ministry of health said it received a medical alert that the two falsified drugs contain zero active pharmaceutical ingredients.Boade Akinola, director, media and public relations of the ministry, said the drugs were circulating [...]

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    Nigeria approves ZMapp for Ebola patients

Nigeria approves ZMapp for Ebola patients

The national health research ethics committee, a national body under the federal ministry of health, has approved the use of ZMapp, an experimental drug for the treatment of patients infected with the virus.The endorsement was announced in a statement issued to journalists by the chairman of the committee, Prof. Clement Adebamowo, in Abuja on Wednesday.The decision by the committee is coming on [...]

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    Senate begs doctors to call off strike

Senate begs doctors to call off strike

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to doctors in public hospitals across the country to call off their strike in order to prevent loss of lives.Senator ifeanyi Okowa, chairman, senate committee on health, moved a motion at plenary, stating that the committee has held several meetings with the executive of the Nigeria Medical Association in order to resolve the dispute.Okowa said [...]

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    LUTH doctors to go on strike again

LUTH doctors to go on strike again

The Lagos State Branch of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) has resolved to embark on an industrial action on Monday in protest of failure of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) management to implement the agreements that both parties recently reached.President of the association, Dr Omojowolo Olubunmi, said that the association reached this resolution at an emergency general meeting held on May [...]

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