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Day: May 3, 2019

Emergence of State Health Insurance Schemes

Emergence of State Health Insurance Schemes

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Over the years, the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to fulfill its primary objective of providing the required health insurance coverage for all Nigerians has compounded the fortunes of those at the lowest rung of the economic ladder. A ray of hope that emerged through the approval of one percent from the Consolidated Revenue Fund by the Federal Government in 2018 budget remains the key to the provision of basic healthcare for all Nigerians irrespective of their financial status. The move, essentially, was to enable the funding of projects, programmes and policies towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria by 2025. The goal of the UHC, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is to ensure that all people and communities obtain he...
Local, Overseas Hospitals Link up to Cut Medical Travel

Local, Overseas Hospitals Link up to Cut Medical Travel

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Two medical consultants have opened a partnership with a Nigerian hospital to stench the flow of Nigerian patients to their practice in United Arab Emirate. Dr Yasir Parviz, an interventional cardiologist, and Dr Basim Alkhafaji, a laparoscopic general and obesity surgeon, both consultants at a Dubai-based hospital have treated number of Nigerian patients at their practice. Their partnership with View Point Hospital in Gwarimpa started with a medical camp to see patients. “One way we can collaborate with Nigerian hospitals is clinically,” said Parviz. “We can get involved in the management of patients and also teaching  and training for medical personnel. As well, we can share ideas and experiences that we have.” Parviz said what is happening in the rest of the world, is that peop
Aisha Buhari Urges for Synergy to End Cancer Scourge

Aisha Buhari Urges for Synergy to End Cancer Scourge

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The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called on stakeholders, especially Nigerian Governors to support their spouses towards eradicating cancer and other diseases affecting women and children in Nigeria. Buhari made the call on Wednesday at the Governors’ Spouses Summit organised by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) for the outgoing and incoming wives of the state governors held at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja. She said governors’ spouses have important role to play in the lives of women and children of their respective states. “Every wife of the Governor plays a complementary role to support the effort of the governor, especially on issues of women, youths and children. “It is apt to state that as mothers of the states, you should have the listeni