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Day: November 13, 2019

Police Arraign Man for Posing As Doctor

Police Arraign Man for Posing As Doctor

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The Lagos State Police Command has brought before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court one Ebuka Duru for allegedly parading himself as a medical doctor. Duru was arraigned on Tuesday on four counts of conspiracy, stealing, impersonation and unlawful possession of medical instruments. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.It was gathered that Duru paraded himself as a medical doctor and commenced treatment of unsuspecting members of the public of various ailments. News Agency learnt that some medical equipment such as syringes, injections and drugs as well as a Toyota Matrix and Toyota Camry cars, both valued at N4.2m, were found in his possession when he was arrested. According to the police prosecutor, Ezekiel Ayorinde, the defendant committed the offences between April and August 2019 at the I
NACA Decentralises Office, Says its To Strengthen Fight Against HIV/AIDS

NACA Decentralises Office, Says its To Strengthen Fight Against HIV/AIDS

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The Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Gambo Aliyu, has said the decentralisation of the agency’s office to the six geopolitical zones of the country is to strengthen its fight against the spread of the disease. Aliyu said this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the South-East Zonal Office of the agency in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. He said the measure was meant to take the war against HIV closer to the people, to further identify the carriers and avail them of easy access to the facility and medications. He also said the zonal offices of the agency would help to drive the fight against the stigmatisation of persons living with HIV/AIDS. He admonished Abia residents to visit NACA and State Agencies for the Control of HIV/AIDS (SACA) faciliti
Africa Bears 25 Per Cent of Global Disease Burden, Says CMA President

Africa Bears 25 Per Cent of Global Disease Burden, Says CMA President

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The newly installed President of the Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA), Dr. Osahon Enabulele has lamented that Africa with its huge population bears 25 per cent of global disease but is home to only three per cent of the global health workforce. Enabulele stated this at the Benin Airport when he was received by friends and associates after his installation as the first Nigerian to lead CMA 57 years after the association was born. He said he would use the next three years to work with all commonwealth countries to ensure adequate healthcare for their people just as he said an award of excellence would be instituted to reward countries who improve on the health of their people. Enabulele said; “Africa even though contributes a very large percentage of the population of the world, it b
Obiano Warns Immunisation Workers against Collection of Tips

Obiano Warns Immunisation Workers against Collection of Tips

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The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has warned health workers participating in the routine immunization campaigns against collecting tips from residents. Obiano gave the warning during the one-day Sensitisation/Engagement Meeting for Measles Second Dose (MSD) Vaccination held on Monday in Awka. Dr. Nnamdi Uliagbafusi, Head of Department, Immunisation and Disease Control, Anambra State Primary Health Development Agency (ASPHCDA) made the position of the governor known to participants at the meeting. Uliagbafusi said that the state had yet to apprehend any offender but added that rumours going round had it that some health workers on immunisation demanded tips from residents. “Immunisation is free and it is both national and state policy that it be administered free to the tar
Enabulele Emerges Head of Commonwealth Medical Association

Enabulele Emerges Head of Commonwealth Medical Association

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A former President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Osahon Enabulele has emerged President of the Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA. Enabulele, a family physician and the first Nigerian to attain the position, was a past Vice President of the CMA before he was elected president. He took over from Vajira Dissayanake, a physician from Sri Lanka and will be piloting the affairs of the Association in the next three years alongside other elected officers.  During his inauguration  last Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 25th Triennial Conference of the Association in Abuja, anelated Enabulele said his leadership will institutionalise the CMA safe hospital initiative to address violent related cases in health facilities. “During my presidency, all disadvantaged