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Day: July 2, 2019

Calabar Varsity Hospital Owes N3 Billion Debt

Calabar Varsity Hospital Owes N3 Billion Debt

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The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) is indebted to contractors and other creditors to the tune of N3 billion. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, who disclosed this in a meeting with creditors and hospital contractors at weekend, appealed for patience and cooperation, promising that the two months old management under his leadership would work out a payment plan. Ikpeme, who was flanked by other management staff at the meeting, said that the hospital was embarrassed that the “only advanced and well-equipped ambulance we have is impounded by a court order and has been in the court premises for so long. “Out of the N2.5 billion to N3billion indebtedness, what we are owing pharmaceutical companies is not up to N200million. We will pay. The aim of our ph
Full Activities Resume at LUTH after Resident Doctors’ Strike

Full Activities Resume at LUTH after Resident Doctors’ Strike

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Medical activities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) were at their peak yesterday as the resident doctors, consultant doctors, nurses, pharmacists were seen attending to patients. The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) LUTH Chapter had on June 18, 2019 called off its 11-day strike after most of their demands for going on strike were met. However, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of LUTH, Mr. Kelechi Otuneme, yesterday refuted a report titled “Patients’ life at stake as LUTH doctors, management trade words over indefinite strike.” Otuneme told The Guardian: “The resident doctors have called off their strike since June 18, 2019. They have since resumed full activities. Go round the hospital and see for yourself. Activities are at their peak. “The report is stale
Amnesty Beneficiaries to Use 23 NAFDAC Technology Incubation Centres for Food Production

Amnesty Beneficiaries to Use 23 NAFDAC Technology Incubation Centres for Food Production

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Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) are set to use 23 technology incubation centres of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to boost food production. This is coming as PAP also partnered the National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) to improve the quality and certification of agricultural and other products of its beneficiaries trained and empowered in the agriculture and allied sector. To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme and the NBTI will be signed tomorrow in Abuja. A statement issued by Murphy Ganagana, Special Assistant (Media) to the PAP Coordinator, Prof. Charles Dokubo, said this followed an app...
Anambra Teaching Hospital Deserted Over Doctors’ Prolonged Strike

Anambra Teaching Hospital Deserted Over Doctors’ Prolonged Strike

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Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, has become a ghost town due to the indefinite strike by resident doctors on May 14, 2019. At press time, patients in the wards were almost completely evacuated to other hospitals by their relatives and friends. No fewer than 10 doctors from the hospital are believed to have left the shores of the country for greener pastures. Trouble started when the doctors under the Obinna Aniagbaso-led Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in COOUTH embarked on indefinite strike over poor infrastructure, absence of residency training and poor salary. In the wake of the strike, it was gathered that patients overwhelmed few consultants who provided medical attention with house officers. Dr. Aniagbaso, w...