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Day: May 11, 2018

#JOHESUStrike2018: Health Workers Evict Patients, Doctors from Delta Hospital

#JOHESUStrike2018: Health Workers Evict Patients, Doctors from Delta Hospital

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Some health workers under the Delta State chapter, Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), yesterday besieged the Eku Government Hospital, Eku, evicted patients and put the hospital under lock and key. Members of the union, reportedly drove to the hospital in a white bus on high speed, went into the hospital and ordered health workers to stop attending to patients. Vanguard reports that members of the union besieged the hospital in the afternoon and evicted patients and doctors in compliance to the strike called upon by the national body of JOHESU. A source was quoted as saying that, “The task force members of the Union came into Eku this afternoon and threw all our patients out. Even patients that cannot even walk were also thrown out of their wards before locking the hospital.”
Doctors Storm Kebbi for Medical Outreach

Doctors Storm Kebbi for Medical Outreach

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To ensure a healthy society with the prevailing health workers’ strike, about 100 doctors have arrived Kebbi State for medical out reach. The state goverment has therefore, advised the public to avail themselves of the opportunity of the free medical outreach at Kebbi Medical Center  Kalgo. The free medical outreach is being provided by a team of doctors drawn from Moses Lake in United States and Pro-Health International based in Nigeria. The team comprised gynecologist, surgeons, family health experts, pediatricians dentists, anesthetists, nurses and pharmacies. Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, while speaking with newsmen at the hospital, advised people to afford themselves the opportunity provided by the outreach to seek treatment and  consultancy. Director, Medical Services,
#JOHESUStrike2018: Health Workers’ Strike Paralyses Medical Services In Oyo

#JOHESUStrike2018: Health Workers’ Strike Paralyses Medical Services In Oyo

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Following the directive from the national body of the Joint Health Staff Union of Nigeria (JOHESU) that their counterparts in the states of the federation should embark on an indefinite strike, health activities have been paralysed in Oyo State. Health workers in the state had on Wednesday withdrew their services, leaving skeletal and emergency work to the medical doctors.  As early as 7.00 on Thursday morning, leaders of the union had chased out their colleagues out of the Oyo State General Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan, as well as other branches, thereby forcing many patients who had come for medical attention to disperse, while many were stranded, lamenting the ugly development. Speaking, chairman of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, who is also a member of JOHESU both a
Federal Government, U.S. Sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C Survey

Federal Government, U.S. Sign MoU on HIV, Hepatitis B, C Survey

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* Minister, govs’ wives laud firm on medicine to boost cancer treatment The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States (U.S.) to conduct national health indicator and impact survey to determine the accurate number of people infected with HIV in Nigeria. The survey, which will be the largest HIV research to be conducted in the whole world, will involve 170,000 people, gulp about $90 million and house-hold in nature.It will also cover Hepatitis B and C and will also assess the uptake of HIV services among the population and estimate the prevalence of HIV related risks behaviour in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who spoke yesterday during the signing of the
Doctors Threaten Action, Reject Pay Parity, Consultancy Cadre, Others

Doctors Threaten Action, Reject Pay Parity, Consultancy Cadre, Others

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* Nigeria records 33% national coverage on immunisation, hospitals count losses Doctors under the auspices of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have threatened to resume strike if the Federal Government failed to meet the demands of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA). Newly elected President of NMA, Dr. Francis Faduyile and the Secretary General, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote, in a statement, yesterday, noted that the unions plan to extend the industrial action from federal hospitals to states and local councils. They also rejected demands for pay parity, promotion to consultancy cadre with payment of specialist allowance, headship of departments and hospitals by members of the associations. “The NMA wishes to draw the