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Day: September 11, 2019

NPMCN Graduates 204 in Family Medicine, Anesthesia

NPMCN Graduates 204 in Family Medicine, Anesthesia

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The National Post Graduate Medical College of Nigeria, NPMCN, recently graduated 204 diplomates in family medicine and anaesthesia even as it is repositioning the College to providing the necessary learning skills and certification of doctors. Speaking during the3rd Diplomates Graduation ceremony in Lagos, the College President, Professor Opubo Benedict da Lilly-Tariah said the repositioning of the college was necessary especially for doctors who are not in residency but require more than the routine skills of clerkship to manage patients outside the Specialists or Teaching Hospitals and make a referral in good time. Lilly-Tariah noted that the College takes great pride in the 204 diplomates because they fill a vital albeit a neglected area of clinical service delivery in the country. “Th
OOUTH Doctors Call Off Eight-Day Strike

OOUTH Doctors Call Off Eight-Day Strike

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Doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, have called off their indefinite strike. The Secretary of ARD in OOUTH, Dr. Ajose Oluwafemi, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta on Tuesday. The doctors had on September 2, embarked on an indefinite strike over what they described as “serious decline in work force without replacement”. The doctors, after an emergency general meeting on Monday night, resolved to suspend the eight-day-old strike. According to the statement, the doctors decided to end the industrial action to honour Gov. Dapo Abiodun for his approval of the immediate employment of resident doctors and other health workers in the teaching hospi
NAFDAC Advises Traditional Medical Practitioners to Register Products

NAFDAC Advises Traditional Medical Practitioners to Register Products

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The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) in Gombe on Tuesday called on traditional medical practitioners to register with the Agency to avoid selling unsafe medicine to the public. Mr Gonzuk Nyor, the State Coordinator of NAFDAC, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe. Nyor said selling the products without getting them registered is an offence and the agency considered it unsafe for public consumption. “We are advising them to come with their products so that it can be subjected to Lab investigation to verify it’s safety and to have them registered. “If you sell products without registration, you are selling fake product because NAFDAC considers it as unsafe. “Of course there is punishment for that, first we are going
FG Releases N15b to NHIS for States’ Health Insurance Agencies

FG Releases N15b to NHIS for States’ Health Insurance Agencies

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The Federal Government has released N15 billion to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF). Out of the amount, about N6.5 billion would be disbursed through the NHIS gateway to15 states that have met the eligibility criteria as at February 2019 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking at the official disbursement of the first tranche of the BHCPF to the states’ health insurance agencies yesterday in Abuja, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said that other states that met the eligibility criteria would be accommodated, as “the fund is meant for all Nigerians.” A breakdown showed that Edo received N301 million, Katsina N636 million, Yobe N270 million, Delta N394 million, Lagos N672 million, and Adamawa N342 million. Ot
ICN President Annette Kennedy: “All Governments Must Invest In Healthcare and Nurses – Healthy People Make For Healthy Economies”

ICN President Annette Kennedy: “All Governments Must Invest In Healthcare and Nurses – Healthy People Make For Healthy Economies”

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ICN President Annette Kennedy is currently attending the Celebration Ceremony for the 110th Anniversary of Chinese Nursing Association and The Belt and Road International Nursing Congress which takes place in Beijing from 6-7 September 2019. She joins WHO CNO Elizabeth Iro, NNA Presidents and more than 2000 delegates at the event under the theme, ‘Win-Win Cooperation, Contributing to Health’. In President Annette Kennedy’s opening address, she said: “I congratulate the Chinese Nursing Association on your forward thinking as I know that you are just preparing your new 5 strategic pillars for nursing in China starting in 2020, that you are concentrating on building capacity in the nursing workforce and particularly in community health and also improving the standards of educati