• Prominent stakeholders honoured in Abuja In a two-day bumper celebration marking the 25th year anniversary of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), no one was left in doubt as to the fact that indeed the regulatory agency of government has every cause to celebrate in grand style. In this Lead Story PharmaTimes Editor, MORGAN NWANGUMA, and Senior Correspondent, CHIGBU NWAOBIA encapsulates the historic and well deserved commemoration in a blow by blow capture of the events that traversed the two most important cities in the land, Abuja and Lagos. The events which kicked off in Abuja on Tuesday, 26 March, will go down in the annals of NAFDAC, as the day history was made in the family of the critical agency in health in Nigeria. The sil
The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Cross River State Chapter has sealed and shutdown an illegal medical center/health facility in the state. It was gathered that the health facility known as Divine Favour Clinic and Maternity, located in Ugaga village in Yala Local Government Area of the State was shutdown on Wednesday. The NMA Chairman in the state, Dr Agam Ayuk, said that Divine Favour Clinic and Maternity in Ugaga village was shutdown after an inspection visit to the facility and one acclaimed health personnel was arrested. According to NAN, Dr. Ayuk, who led members of the association, including the Secretary, Dr Ezoke Epoke on the inspection, stated that the association had received incessant complaints over medical quackery in the area. The Chairman advi...
The Federal Government (FG) has approved the renaming of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA) to Alex Ekwueme University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki. Alhaji Ahmed Ramalan, Chairman of the hospital’s board, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen, NAN reports. He said the renaming was with immediate effect. Ramalan said Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, gave the approval on behalf of the government as it is important to bring the action to the notice of the people of Ebonyi and Nigerians. “We hope that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will unveil the hospital’s new logo when he visits before the May 29 swearing-in of elected leaders in the country. “This is a big achievement in the “next level” mantra of the present administratio
At least 100 persons who were suffering from different health challenges that required surgical operations have been operated free of charge. The surgical operations carried out during the medical outreach include hernia, hydroxide, breast lump, lipoma and appendix. They were operated under the Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, a pet project of the wife of the State Governor, Mrs Kafayat Oyetola. The former Commissioner for Health who is also the Supervisor for Health in the state, Dr Rafiu Isamotu told Daily Trust that the state’s First Lady organized the medical outreach to assist indigent people who could not afford the cost of the surgery. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Oyetola commended the medical experts that did the surgery for the successful operations. She congratul
Tragedy struck at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) when three students of the institution were found dead in a hotel after allegedly taking a mixture of tramadol, codeine and vodka. One other student however survived, but is still unconscious at an undisclosed hospital. The bodies of the students, three male and a female, were found naked at the Sunshine Castle Hostel, Umuchimaihiagwa, one of the host settlements close to the University. Our correspondent gathered that two of the students died instantly, while the lady amongst them and another male student were found unconscious. They were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, where they were admitted at the Intensive Care Unit. Unfortunately, the male student later d