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Day: November 4, 2019

Polio: Jigawa LG Commences Vaccination of 43,380 Children

Polio: Jigawa LG Commences Vaccination of 43,380 Children

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Alhaji Yusif Tudun-Wada, the Council’s Immunisation Officer, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gumel that the vaccination began on Saturday and would end on Nov. 5. He said the council had so far received 41,340 doses of polio vaccines from the state government for the exercise. “The release of 41,340 doses to us by the state government is based on our target children for the July round. “But we agreed with them that more doses will be supplied to us when we exhaust the available ones,” Tudun-Wada said. The official said 324 Adhoc staff were recruited and deployed to 11 wards in the area for the exercise. Also speaking to NAN, Alhaji Habu Magaji, the Primary Healthcare Development Agency Manager in the area, thanked the council for purchasing 30 cartons of chocolates used in luring c
Adamawa Patent Medicine Seller Promotes Self as Doctor, Turns Bedrooms to Clinic

Adamawa Patent Medicine Seller Promotes Self as Doctor, Turns Bedrooms to Clinic

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The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an alleged fake medical doctor in Modire-Yolde-Pate ward in Yola South local government area. The Command spokesperson, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yola. Nguroje said the suspect, identified as Gambo Adamu, was arrested and remanded in prison custody. He said Adamu was initially a patent medicine retailer who suddenly began admitting patients for treatment. “The suspect, Gambo Adamu, was apprehended on October 24, 2019, following intelligence report. “According to first intelligence report, Adamu is a patent medicine operator, but he suddenly turned a three bedroom house to a clinic and began admitting patients. “The suspect is already charged to court, while investigation c
Presidency Secretly Strips Health Ministry of Procurement Powers

Presidency Secretly Strips Health Ministry of Procurement Powers

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A secret order by the Presidency which stripped the Federal Ministry of Health of the powers of procurement and transferred the authority to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is causing disquiet in the health sector. Competent sources within the Presidency and the two ministries told our correspondent that the secret order, which was given by fiat in October 2018, was caused by a power play between the then Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, and the President’s powerful Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari. Kyari and Adewole had been involved in many battles, one of which was caused by the latter’s decision to suspend the then Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, a move which was later overruled by Kyari. Due to the friction
MPDSR: FG Pledges To Reduce Maternal/Neonatal Mortality

MPDSR: FG Pledges To Reduce Maternal/Neonatal Mortality

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The Federal Ministry of Health has said that it will ensure the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in the country through the adoption of the Maternal and Postnatal Death Surveillance and Response, MPDSR. Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State, Health, gave the assurance in a statement issued by the Assistant Director of Press and Publicity of the ministry, Ms Eunice Akro, on Saturday in Abuja. Mamora made the assertion during a courtesy visit by a team from the Rotary Club International and Rotary Action Group for population and Development, who intimated him of their efforts to partner government to ensure reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in the country. He explained that the MPDSR was an integral part of quality care, which the ministry in collaboration w...
Bauchi Governor Outlines Plans for Health Sector

Bauchi Governor Outlines Plans for Health Sector

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The Bauchi state governor,Sen Bala Mohammed,has outlined his priorities in reviving the health sector in the state which he lamented, groaned in abject decay resulting from years of neglect. He spoke at a meeting with the deputy representative of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) in Nigeria and her team in Abuja. The governor expressed delight that at the UNICEF’S assessment that place Bauchi State as one of the frontrunners on evidence-based scorecards in primary health care delivery in the country.He lamented that the high mortality rates in under-fives and new Borns, attributed the worrisome statistics to the unwholesome the decay and administrative leakages of the past. He pledged to put measures to clean up the system to free up Resources and plough the