Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government will retain graduates of Ekiti State University College of Medicine willing to work in the state-owned health facilities. According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, Fayemi made the promise in Ado Ekiti while hosting members of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria who were in the state to inspect facilities at the college as part of the process for its final accreditation. The governor said it was wrong for any government to have delayed accreditation for so long while putting the career of the students in jeopardy, adding that many universities that did not have the number of professionals as EKSU were turning our their students regularly. Fayemi assured the counci...
As the World marked this year’s World Food Safety Day yesterday, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has decried poor handling of foods in Nigeria by producers and sellers, saying the populace and consumers are being exposed unduly to health risks from contaminants. At a briefing to mark the Day in Lagos with the theme: “Food Safety, Everyone’s Business”, the Director-General of NAFDAC, Dr. Christianah Adeyeye, also disclosed that the World Health Organisation, WHO’s, report showed that an estimated 600 million cases of food borne diseases occur annually while children under age five carry 40 percent of the burden of the disease with 125,000 deaths every year. Adeyeye said in Nigeria, there had been reoccurring food safety issues as well as em
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday lamented the deplorable state of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, insisting that the institution is unfit to produce competent doctors for now. Abiodun, who visited the facility, expressed shock at the level of rot in the hospital, declaring that the institution, which used to be one of the best medical facilities in the country, has become a shadow of itself. He stressed the urgent need for the rehabilitation of the hospital to upgrade from its present deplorable state to a world-class teaching hospital. “Most of the medical equipment are obsolete and others dysfunctional. The mortuary and the entire vicinity reels in bad odour, due to lack of maintenance and non-availability of needed equipment to
A team of Medical Experts from the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano (AKTH) have said that one out of five individuals are vulnerable to mental illness. The Team led by Dr Muktar Gadanya of Department of Community Medicine, and Dr Auwal Salihu of Department of Psychiatry, stated this during a Community Awareness Campaign Programme organised in collaboration with the Neuro-Psychiatry Hospital, Kware, Sokoto State, in Ringim on Sunday. The medical experts explained that the sensitisation was desigdesiged for people in the North West geopolitical zone, pointing out that Jigawa is so far the sixth state benefiting from campaign. Gadanya said are over 300 diagnosable mental illnesses; some mild, some are moderate while some are severe, adding that they are curable. “Mild and moderat