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Day: March 18, 2019

Inside OAUTHC cardiac theatre where surgeons repair babies’ hearts

Inside OAUTHC cardiac theatre where surgeons repair babies’ hearts

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GBENGA ADENIJI, who joined the cardiac surgical team that successfully carried out open-heart surgeries on eight babies in the cardiac operating theatre of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, writes about the medical procedures. Parents of the babies brought for open-heart surgeries were lost in deep thoughts as medical experts filed into the cardiac operating Theatre Room 1 of the Obafemi Awolowo University Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State. It was a bright, sunny morning which held abundant hopes for the worried parents who came from far and near to seek medical help for their babies with congenital heart defects. The smartly dressed cardiac surgical team comprised surgeons, anaesthetic and perioperative nurses and perfusionist...
Medical practitioner wants Nigeria to be polio-free

Medical practitioner wants Nigeria to be polio-free

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Dr Towoju Olumunyiwa, a medical practitioner with National Hospital, Abuja, has called on Federal Government to embrace measures that could make Nigeria polio-free. • Success in halting the spread of the wild polio virus through immunisation is one of the significant milestones in Nigeria’s health history since independence. Olumunyiwa made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.  He said that the government needed to put a lot of resources together with its partners to make sure that polio was completely eradicated in Nigeria. According to him, India is far bigger than Nigeria, but India has been able to eradicate polio since 2012. “India was able to eradicate polio in 2012. India is bigger than Nigeria and if we talk of resources, we
Discharged from LUTH, Baba Suwe seeks further treatment abroad

Discharged from LUTH, Baba Suwe seeks further treatment abroad

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Comedian Babatunde Omidina aka Baba Suwe who was critically ill and on admission at the University of Lagos Teach Hospital, LUTH, has been discharged. The news was revealed by actor Yomi Fabiyi through an Instagram post. He also said that Baba Suwe would proceed for further treatment abroad. “Veteran Actor and Comedian Babatunde Omidina a.k.a Baba Suwe has been discharged from LUTH after intense medical treatment,” he wrote on Saturday. “I can confirm to you that efforts to quickly stabilize and/or completely treat him to full wellness by medical experts at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) at the instance of Minister of Health are yielding positive results as Baba Suwe can now walk without the stick, less pain and he is getting better. “If further theraphy are
Governor Obaseki plans compulsory medical test for Edo workers

Governor Obaseki plans compulsory medical test for Edo workers

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The Edo State government is working on a plan that will encourage workers in the state to undergo annual medical test to ascertain their health status. The State governor, Godwin Obaseki who said this at the weekend in Benin during the World Kidney Day commemoration, noted that early detection of diseases saves costs and lives. He explained that in the organised private sector, annual medical test is a standard practice and it provides current information on workers’ health condition and status. “The only way to know if there are potential problems with your health is through a medical test. If there is a condition that poses a threat, you can spot it through tests and deal with it immediately. This way, you save yourself the agony, costs and other troubles that are associated
Lagos varsity cancer centre begins operation in May

Lagos varsity cancer centre begins operation in May

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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital cancer treatment centre recently commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari will open its doors to patients on May 1. Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof. Chris Bode in a statement said the centre’s ultra-modern equipment was undergoing necessary calibrations and fine-tuning in compliance with international standards before going into operation. “The rigorous steps are a must before international and local regulatory bodies can certify any high-end irradiating equipment for use on patients,” Prof. Bode said. He said that the centre, financed by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, is designed in compliance with international best practices, addin
ASSOCIATION OF HOSPITAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACISTS OF NIGERIA (AHAPN) NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF HOSPITAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACISTS OF NIGERIA (AHAPN) NATIONAL

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12th March, 2019 The Editor, PHARMATIMES, Lagos Sir, AHAPN SEEKS PRESIDENTIAL ASSENT TO PHARMACY COUNCIL BILL Members of the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give speedy assent to the Pharmacy Council Bill of 2018. The Association made this call during a courtesy visit to the new President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa FPSN, MON, OFR in his office in Lagos. The AHAPN delegation was led by the National Chairman, Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Amibor, accompanied by the immediate past National Chairman, Pharm. Martins Oyewole, National Secretary, Pharm. Hafiz Akande, National Treasurer, Pharm. Bode Ogunjemiyo FPSN, National Financial Secretary Pharm. (Mrs...