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NMA Collates list of Doctors killed by Covid-19

NMA Collates list of Doctors killed by Covid-19

Coronavirus, NEWS
President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, on Wednesday said the association had directed members nationwide to begin the collation of doctors who died during the treatment of patients for COVID -19. Ujah spoke at the commencement of payment of insurance claims to families of some doctors who died in active service by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria at the MDCN secretariat in Abuja. The NMA president said the body needed the data in order to have credible information about its members. He said, “We have directed members nationwide to begin the collation of doctors who died during the treatment of patients for COVID – 19. “We are going to collate the details of doctors that have lost their lives, especially during this pandemic. We need a comprehe
Pharmacist Council seals 499 Premises over Professional Misconduct in Kwara

Pharmacist Council seals 499 Premises over Professional Misconduct in Kwara

NEWS
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 499 pharmacies and medicine shops in Kwara State for professional misconduct. Announcing this recently, the Registrar, PCN, Mr Elijah Mohammed said 30 of the premises are pharmacies, while 469 are patent medicine stores. He said the enforcement was carried out in order not to allow the residents have access to illicit drugs that may affect their social wellbeing. Mohammed, who spoke through the Director of Enforcement, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, Mr. Stephen Esumobi said, ” PCN enforcement team has been in Kwara since the beginning of this week with the aim to ensure that all premises where medicines are sold are registered, and have fulfilled conditions with respect to location, storage facilities, environment, documentation
32 Nigerian Universities Researching COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatment –NUC

32 Nigerian Universities Researching COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatment –NUC

NEWS
The National Universities Commission has revealed that 32 federal, state and private universities are at different stages of research to develop COVID-19 vaccines and other treatment regimens. NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, represented by Dr. Suleiman Yusuf, Deputy Executive Secretary, Academics, stated this in Abuja, at a news conference. He was speaking on the contributions of the Nigerian university system to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He said as, at June 22, not less than 32 universities were at various stages of research, adding that the momentum is expected to build up over the coming months so that by the time COVID-19 ends, documented lessons would have been learnt to tackle future national and global pandemics. Prof. Rasheed noted that the African ...