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Day: October 15, 2019

UNIMED Sacks Worker Over Admission Racketeering

UNIMED Sacks Worker Over Admission Racketeering

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The Management of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Ondo State, has dismissed a member of its staff allegedly getting involved in admission racketeering. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Friday Okonofua, disclosed this in a meeting with journalists on Monday. Without revealing the identity and designation of the affected worker, Okonofua said, “A member of the staff of this university was dismissed recently for collecting money for admission. We don’t tolerate indiscipline here.” The vice-chancellor added that the institution had so far done its best in terms of welfare for its staff and students. He also allayed the fears of workers agitating for confirmation of their appointments at the university by giving the assurance that none of them would be dismissed.
Thrombosis: Sanofi Raises Awareness on Condition, Urges Nigerians to Know Risks

Thrombosis: Sanofi Raises Awareness on Condition, Urges Nigerians to Know Risks

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Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has raised concerns about the need to create more awareness for people, especially patients to know their thrombosis risks and demand for thrombosis treatment or action to be taken to prevent the disease (Prophylaxis). According to Ms. Folake Odediran, General Manager, Sanofi Nigeria/Ghana, this is because thrombosis is becoming a growing public health issue with great socioeconomic burden. Odediran made the assertion in Lagos as the company joined to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day commemorated annually on Oct. 13. She said: “Venous thromboembolism (VTE), blood clots occurring as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or both, is an important and growing public health issue. “Worldwide, one in four people die from causes related to
World Thrombosis Day: Haematologist Advises Air Travellers to Take Less Alcohol

World Thrombosis Day: Haematologist Advises Air Travellers to Take Less Alcohol

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Prof. Sulaiman Akanmu, a Professor of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, advised air travellers to know what is thrombosis and the risks. He said that knowing the dangers would guard against coming down with thrombosis, a deadly condition caused by the formation of potentially deadly blood clots (blood that has turned into a solid form) within the blood vessels. Akanmu gave the advice at a media briefing organised by Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, to mark the 2019 World Thrombosis Day on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that World Thrombosis Day is marked annually on Oct. 13 and it focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis, an urgent and growing health problem. Some ...
Tramadol Found in Remains of Suicide Bombers, Says NAFDAC

Tramadol Found in Remains of Suicide Bombers, Says NAFDAC

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National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) yesterday said the illicit drug, Tramadol is often found in the remains of persons used by the Boko Haram sect as suicide bombers. The agency’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known when she led other top management officials of the agency from the Southwest on a courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde, in his office. The NAFDAC boss told the governor that the barring of the agency from the nation’s ports for seven years worsened the problem caused by the importation of illicit drugs into the country. She said it was in the course of assessing the damage done to the society by illicit drugs such as Tramadol and Codeine within the seven-years NAFDAC was out of the ports that it was discove
‘We’ll Partner NAFDAC To Rid Oyo Of Illicit Drugs’

‘We’ll Partner NAFDAC To Rid Oyo Of Illicit Drugs’

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The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde said on Monday that the state government was ready to partner with the National Agency for Foods, Drugs, Administration, and Control (NAFDAC) to rid the state of illicit drugs. Governor Makinde, who stated this while receiving the Director-General of NAFDAC, Prof Mrs. Mojisola Adeyeye in a courtesy visit to his office, said that NAFDAC was very crucial to the sustenance of sound health in the country. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, also indicated that the state government was already warming up to take full advantage of the Dry Port being constructed in Ibadan. The governor said: “Health is one of the pillars which this administration is resting on. We believe if there is security and a healthy body, w