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Day: May 24, 2019

Nigeria’s Euracare Performs First Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery in Sub-sahara Africa

Nigeria’s Euracare Performs First Minimally Invasive Liver Surgery in Sub-sahara Africa

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Nigeria’s Euracare Multi-Specialist Hospital has now been dubbed the first healthcare facility in Sub Sahara Africa to successfully perform Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystem (TIPS) procedure, otherwise known as a minimally invasive liver surgery. TIPS, a procedure that uses imaging guidance to connect the portal vein to hepatic vein in the liver, was performed by a team of Nigerian doctors from Euracare. Speaking during a press briefing to announce the feat, the leader of the surgical team, Dr. Hammed Ninalowo said they carried out the vascular and interventional radiology procedure using cutting edge technology from Euracare and highly qualified professionals, adding that it was the first of its kind in this part of the world. Interventional radiology is an independent
LUTH, Resident Doctors ‘Embrace Peace, Suspend Strike’

LUTH, Resident Doctors ‘Embrace Peace, Suspend Strike’

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Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) yesterday announced that “both parties agreed to embrace peace and suspend the strike,” following a meeting it held with the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD). The meeting was at the instance of the management board chairman concerning the two-day warning strike by the doctors. A statement by public relations officer, Mr. Kelechi Otuneme, reads: “Management has implemented and is still executing some of the issues raised by the association that are within its purview. Efforts would be intensified to ensure implementation by the federal government of other issues beyond the hospital. “While the ARD is asking for a timeline for its demands, the representative of the chairman, LUTH management board, Bashir Bolarinwa, r
Lagos State Debunks Allegation of Sabotage in Polio Vaccination

Lagos State Debunks Allegation of Sabotage in Polio Vaccination

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No Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) was engaged in the recent vaccination against polio campaign in the Centre of Excellence, Lagos State government said yesterday. It described as untrue reports that an unidentified NGO has been going round public schools to undermine the just-concluded programme by administering vaccines that could compromise the health of pupils. A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board (LSPHCB), Dr. Tayo Lawal, discarded the media reports as false, untenable and a misrepresentation of the position of the government on the successful implementation of the oral polio vaccination campaign, which held from May 18 to 22. According to Lawal, the just-concluded campaign was carried out by government-funded health institutio...
Ex Health Minister Denies Complicity in Alleged N300m Constituency Project Fraud

Ex Health Minister Denies Complicity in Alleged N300m Constituency Project Fraud

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Former Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Thursday dismissed as untrue allegation that he diverted the sum of N300m meant for the procurement and provision of facilities for the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Gusau, Zamfara State. He said the allegation was baseless because the said money was never part of the budget for the 2013 budget of the Ministry of Health adding that there was no way he as the then minister could have diverted money that was no under the purview of his ministry. Senator Kabiru Marafa, (APC, Zamfara State) had informed the Senate on Tuesday that the N300m represented the money captured in the 2013 budget for his Constituency development project. Marafa made the allegation when the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, appeared before the Senate ov...
40% of Nigerian Youths Engage in Illicit Drug Abuse – UNODC

40% of Nigerian Youths Engage in Illicit Drug Abuse – UNODC

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An alarming 40percent of Nigerian youths still engage in Illicit drug abuse, a recent report by the United Nation Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has confirmed. The report obtained by the Advocacy for Positive Behavioral Patterns Initiative expressed worry over the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths which according to them is responsible for the increasing rate of crime in the society and high spate of suicide. The Chairman of the Civil Society Organization Mann Bamidele disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during an awareness creation exercise for secondary school pupils on Drug Abuse- and violence among teenagers. Mann who pointed out that the awareness creation was part of activities to celebrate the World Children’s Day celebration with the theme illicit drug abus