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Day: October 11, 2019

Stakeholders Seek Collaboration to Stem Rising Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide

Stakeholders Seek Collaboration to Stem Rising Mental Illness, Depression, Suicide

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Stakeholders have called for the concerted efforts of government, parents, and caregivers among others to stem the tide of mental illness, depression, and suicide that is fast spreading at an alarming rate in young ones in the country. The Chairman, Board of Directors of Olashore International School, Prince Abimbola Olashore said early detection is crucial to ensuring adequate mental health. He spoke in Lagos ahead of the Mental Health Awareness initiative of the school, as part of programme to mark World Mental Wellness Day on October 10. Olashore said as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the school, it would be stirring up a discussion around mental health, which he noted leads to drug abuse and suicide. He said the school, as part of its contribution towards me...
States Health Insurance Scheme Not Sustainable, Says NMA

States Health Insurance Scheme Not Sustainable, Says NMA

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The Nigeria Medical Association has warned that the insurance schemes set up by states to secure their shares of the N55bn Health Care Provision Fund are poorly established and lack the capacity to provide sustainable health care services to indigent Nigerians. Part of the requirements for states to receive the fund from the Federal Government is that the states must have their own health insurance scheme. But in an interview with our correspondent, NMA President, Francis Faduyile, said stakeholders including doctors were not consulted by the states in fulfilling the requirement.He stressed that the states placed political consideration ahead of the people the scheme was meant for. Fifteen state governments and the Federal Capital Territory shared N6.5bn through the National Health Insur...
Overseas Medical Trip Unhelpful – Obstetrician

Overseas Medical Trip Unhelpful – Obstetrician

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The Chief Medical Director of Olan Comprehensive Health Care Centre, Lagos, Dr Emmanuel Soyoola, has lamented that Nigerians going for medical care abroad are not helping the country to grow economically. Soyoola during the unveiling of a health care facility in Lagos said it was unfortunate that many Nigerians still prefer to travel abroad to receive medical care despite the availability of standard facilities in the country. He said, “Every year, tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in search of the best treatment with the country losing more than $1bn annually to medical tourism. Several Nigerians have argued on the accessibility of quality medical care while others have stated that affordability is still a major issue. However, many selfless citizens, particularly in the priv
LUTH CMD Advises Nigerians on Minimal Access Surgery

LUTH CMD Advises Nigerians on Minimal Access Surgery

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The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof Chris Bode, has advised Nigerians to embrace minimal access surgery. Bode, who was represented by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, LUTH, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo, made this call during a training session organised by the Laparoscopic Surgery Society of Nigeria to mark the 8th international workshop on laparoscopic surgery. He said, “When we talk about laparoscopy surgery, we talk about minimal access to the body. What this means is that you are not going to make an open wound appear in the body of patients during surgery. Studies have shown that making an open cut during surgery is associated with a lot of complications. So, the whole world is now making keyhole surgery. The traditional open surgery has done a l