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Day: 7 August 2020

GROUP SUPPORTS NCDC WITH ONLINE MEDICAL INTERVENTION

GROUP SUPPORTS NCDC WITH ONLINE MEDICAL INTERVENTION

NEWS
A non-governmental organisation, Murtala Mohammed Foundation, has inaugurated a tele-medical line to support the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to reach patients of the COVID-19 who are unable to access the designated isolation centres across the country. The project, named MMF Medassist Covid Partner Line, is part of efforts to provide access to medical advice and mental health support for those exposed to the virus across the 36 states of the country. The Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Mrs Aisha Mohammed-Oyebode, in a statement on Thursday, said, “COVID-19 unfortunately has redefined for us a new normal and as the rest of the world is entering the second wave of the virus, this initiative will offer virtual health care delivery in collaboration with  public and priv
FG TO PAY JUNE HAZARD ALLOWANCE OF MEDICAL WORKERS FROM AUGUST 10

FG TO PAY JUNE HAZARD ALLOWANCE OF MEDICAL WORKERS FROM AUGUST 10

Coronavirus, NEWS
The federal government has assured medical workers handling COVID-19 pandemic cases across the country of payment of their June hazard allowance from August 10. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, gave the assurance on Thursday at a meeting with the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in Abuja. According to him, notwithstanding a shortfall in revenue, the government will start the payment with six hospitals, while expecting more funds. On the Residency Training for doctors, Mr Ngige said the Federal Ministry of Health and the Budget Office of the Federation were working in tandem with the Federal Ministry of Finance to resolve the problem in the budget. He added that the processing would commence soon. “The Teaching Hospitals and Medical Centres have
WHO Warns Rich Countries against ‘Nationalising’ COVID-19 Vaccine

WHO Warns Rich Countries against ‘Nationalising’ COVID-19 Vaccine

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisation on Thursday warned against “vaccine nationalism,” saying vaccine-hogging richer countries would not be safe coronavirus havens if poor nations remained exposed. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be in the interest of richer nations to ensure that any vaccines eventually produced to protect against the new coronavirus were shared globally. “Vaccine nationalism is not good, it will not help us,” he told the Aspen Security Forum in the United States, via video-link from the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva. “For the world to recover faster, it has to recover together, because it’s a globalised world: the economies are intertwined. Part of the world or a few countries cannot be a safe haven and recover. “The damage from COVID-19 could be l