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Day: May 23, 2019

LUTH Doctors Begin Two-day Warning Strike

LUTH Doctors Begin Two-day Warning Strike

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Resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, yesterday protested against the management of the hospital for ignoring their demands on adequate security and non-payment of their salaries for five months, among other issues. The aggrieved doctors, under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), LUTH Chapter, also began a two-day warning strike. The doctors, who carried various placards with inscriptions such as “Enforce our security, we don’t feel safe”, “LUTH is dead, we are mourning”, “ Pay our outstanding salaries,” “Doctors have become objects of foreign exchange”, “A hungry doctor is a dangerous doctor, pay us,” among others, urged the hospital management to be responsive to their demands. President of the chapter, Dr. Kayode Makin
Anambra Doctors Reject New Minimum Wage, Insist on Strike

Anambra Doctors Reject New Minimum Wage, Insist on Strike

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Resident doctors of Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka  Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital have rejected the new minimum wage offer presented to them by  the state governor, Willie Obiano. The doctors have been on strike since May 13 over poor condition of service. Rejecting Obiano’s offer, the doctors insisted on continuing the indefinite strike. The president of the Resident Doctors Association of the institution, Dr Obinna Aniagbaso, while conveying the governor’s message to members during its meeting on Tuesday in Awka, the state capital, said the governor offered to pay them the newly approved minimum wage. He said, “According to the governor, that would amount to N12,000 increment  across  board to Anambra State civil servants as soon as the national guide
South African Doctor Cures Deafness With First-Ever Middle Ear Transplant

South African Doctor Cures Deafness With First-Ever Middle Ear Transplant

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A team of South African doctors in the capital city Pretoria has been hailed as pioneers in the field of global medicine after performing the first-ever transplant of a patient’s middle ear. The achievement–which used 3D-printed technology to reconstruct the broken bones of a middle ear–is being celebrated as a long-term solution to conductive hearing loss. What’s more, the surgery can be performed on people of any age, including newborn babies, curing patients of a form of deafness that is caused by physical damage or infection in the middle ear as well as congenital birth defects and metabolic diseases. The first patient to undergo the procedure was a 35-year-old male who lost his hearing after a car accident devastated his middle ear. Due to the nature of his trauma, the operation las