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Nurses Love Their Jobs, But Many Would Have Chosen Different Profession

Nurses Love Their Jobs, But Many Would Have Chosen Different Profession

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The 2017 Medscape Nurse Career Satisfaction Report found that the vast majority of nurses are happy with their work, but many nurses still would like to change careers or retire early. Each nursing specialty, gender, age and role were widely pleased with their career choice. However, 15% to 21% of nurses depending on nursing specialty said they would have chosen another profession. The finding mirrors the results of last year’s Medscape nursing report. For those dissatisfied with their work, nurses said they planned to pursue new career paths or take early retirement. Dive Insight: The annual survey asked more than 1,000 nurses about their jobs and whether they would still choose nursing if they knew what they know now. The vast majority of nurses across the board said they were
Govts Urged to Implement SDGs for Improved Welfare

Govts Urged to Implement SDGs for Improved Welfare

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A Resident Doctor, Dr Adeola Badmus, has urged the three tiers of governments to work toward the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve the welfare of Nigerians. Badmus, who is the President, Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, made the plea at the association’s Scientific Conference in Lagos on Thursday. Theme of the conference is: “Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Specialist Doctor“. Badmus said: “If governments can contribute significantly to achieving the targets of the SDGs, there will be improvement in the welfare of people. “The health indices will increase, maternal and infant mortality will reduce significantly,“ he said. Badmus said that specialist doctors have a role to pla
ACPN Expresses High Hopes as New NAFDAC D.G Begins Work.

ACPN Expresses High Hopes as New NAFDAC D.G Begins Work.

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The ACPN National Chairman, Dr. Albert Kelong Alkali has expressed high hopes for the health sector as new NAFDAC Director-General emerges from the pharmaceutical fold. Dr. Alkali made this known at the 2017 Community Pharmacists Education Conference (Lagos State Chapter), which held recently at NECA House, Ikeja. The ACPN National Chairman applauded the decision of the Federal government in appointing Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the new Director–General of NAFDAC, stating that they have appointed a competent person as she is a pharmacist, and “the best person to do the job.” In an interview granted to journalists, Dr. Alkali made his high expectations for the new D.G known. He said that the association has paid her a courtesy call and have rubbed minds with her on what is expected. According
Build New Health Centres, Ogun Lawmakers Tell Amosun

Build New Health Centres, Ogun Lawmakers Tell Amosun

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Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly have called for the construction of more public health facilities and the immediate renovation of the existing ones across the state. The legislators made the call while deliberating with the Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, during the on-going 2018 budget defence by ministries, departments and agencies in the state at the Assembly Complex, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta. The lawmakers harped on the need for the ministry to evolve more strategies to strengthen health care delivery to the people, particularly the grassroots, just as they sought for more effective supervision of community health centres to enhance quality service delivery.  Two of the legislators, Adebiyi Adeleye and Olusola Sonuga, recommended the adoption of public pri
Up to 650,000 People Die of Respiratory Diseases Linked to Seasonal Flu Each Year

Up to 650,000 People Die of Respiratory Diseases Linked to Seasonal Flu Each Year

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Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), the World Health Organization and global health partners. This marks an increase on the previous global estimate of 250 000 – 500 000, which dates from over ten years ago and covered all influenza-related deaths, including cardiovascular disease or diabetes. The new figures of 290 000 – 650 000 deaths are based on more recent data from a larger, more diverse group of countries, including lower middle income countries, and exclude deaths from non-respiratory diseases. “These figures indicate the high burden of influenza and its substantial social and economic cost to the world,” said Dr Pete
Mom Accused of Subjecting Son to 323 Hospital Visits, 13 Surgeries

Mom Accused of Subjecting Son to 323 Hospital Visits, 13 Surgeries

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A Texas mother is in jail after hospital staff sounded alarm over a boy who had been seen 323 times at various medical centers and undergone 13 major surgeries in his eight years of life. Kaylene Bowen, who has allegedly previously claimed her son was dying of a genetic disease, fighting cancer and suffering from several other ailments over his lifetime, was arrested on a warrant accusing her of injury to a child with serious bodily injury, The Star-Telegram reported. Bowen, 34, remains in Dallas County Jail while the boy, whose name is Christopher, and his two half-siblings have been placed in foster care. The boy’s father, Ryan Crawford, said he’s tried alerting authorities to Bowen’s actions previously, but was shut down by courts who sided with her. WHAT IS MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY
Over 600 Doctors Migrated from Nigeria in 2 Years – NMA

Over 600 Doctors Migrated from Nigeria in 2 Years – NMA

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President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Prof Mike Ogirima, yesterday expressed worry over the spate of migration of medical doctors from Nigeria to other countries, revealing that over 600 doctors had le   ft between 2016 and 2017. Ogirima who said the country had continued to maintain poor doctor: patient ratio of 1: 4000 population, said the current migration was worsening the ratio. He challenged governments at all level to urgently address doctor’s welfare to check what he described as ‘dangerous trend. “In 2016, a total of 227 doctors were reported to have migrated out of Nigeria. More often, the reasons are for better working environment. This has resulted into poor health indices for the country. “Presently, due to the continued brain drain, the country’s doctor-pa
Woman Gets 30-Year Jail Term for Having a Miscarriage

Woman Gets 30-Year Jail Term for Having a Miscarriage

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A woman has been sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment because she suffered a miscarriage. However, her case was prosecuted as a “homicide” under El Salvador’s anti-abortion law. Teodora Vásquez has so far spent 10 years in prison, during which she had filed an appeal against her conviction in 2007. Now, her appeal has been rejected and her conviction upheld by the tribunal which presided over her case. Her lawyer, Victor Vigo, described the judgement as “speculative;” saying the tribunal had only repeated what it did in 2007 when Teodora’s case first came up. “A tribunal must not speculate; it must look at the facts. They have no proof that she did the criminal act,” Vigo insisted. Amnesty International has described El Salvador as “a nation known as the worst place in th
Hospital Worker Dragged to Court Over Alleged N14m Fraud

Hospital Worker Dragged to Court Over Alleged N14m Fraud

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Enugu State Police Command has dragged a hospital employee, Mrs. Stella Achara to an Enugu High Court over alleged employment scam of N14 million. Achara, the Personal Secretary to the Medical Director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, is facing charges of Advanced Fee Fraud. In the charge No. E/197C/2017, signed by Mr. Damian Njoku-Umeh, the officer-in-charge, legal prosecution, Enugu State Police Command, she was accused of defrauding job seekers of N14 million. According to the police, “Stella Achara in or about the years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 at Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu in the Enugu Judicial Division, did by force pretence, and with intent to defraud, obtain from one Nwatarah Hope “f”, Stella Egotanwa “f”, Ogbe Onyinye “f”, Nwufo
ACPN Expresses High Hopes as New NAFDAC D.G Begins Work.

ACPN Expresses High Hopes as New NAFDAC D.G Begins Work.

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The ACPN National Chairman, Dr. Albert Kelong Alkali has expressed high hopes for the health sector as new NAFDAC Director-General emerges from the pharmaceutical fold. Dr. Alkali made this known at the 2017 Community Pharmacists Education Conference (Lagos State Chapter), which held recently at NECA House, Ikeja. The ACPN National Chairman applauded the decision of the Federal government in appointing Prof. Moji Adeyeye as the new Director–General of NAFDAC, stating that they have appointed a competent person as she is a pharmacist, and “the best person to do the job.” In an interview granted to journalists, Dr. Alkali made his high expectations for the new D.G known. He said that the association has paid her a courtesy call and have rubbed minds with her on what is expected.
NMA Laments Neglect in Imo Health Sector

NMA Laments Neglect in Imo Health Sector

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The Imo State, chairman of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Mr. Darlington Akukwu, said, yesterday, that the health sector in the state, has been mismanaged and doctors neglected.  Darlington made this known to newsmen in Owerri, while speaking on the quality of health services in the state. According to him, the need has come to look into the welfare of doctors in the state, as such would encourage them to give quality services. While commending Okorocha for appointing a professional as a health commissioner, Angela Uwakwem, he argued that the condition of health services in the state, had gone so bad during the time, Ngozi Njoku, was a health commissioner, for two years. He said: “We want to say here that the Governor has done well in appointing a professional to head the minist
Electrician Found Dead in Pharmacy’s Attic, Phone Missing

Electrician Found Dead in Pharmacy’s Attic, Phone Missing

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An autopsy report is being awaited by the Lagos State Police Command to clear the air on the cause of death of an electrician, Idris Lasisi. Idris was found dead in the attic of a pharmacy on Abraham Adesanya Low Cost Housing Estate in Ajah on Monday. The family of the deceased alleged that he was murdered, claiming that there were bloodstains in his mouth and neck while his phone was not found. But the pharmacist, identified only as Bayo, claimed that the father of one was electrocuted. It was gathered that Bayo was being quizzed by the police at the Ogombo division on the circumstances surrounding the electrician’s death. PUNCH Metro learnt that Bayo had engaged Idris to do some electrical work at the pharmacy on Saturday. At about 7pm, the 33-year-old was said to have ca
Brazilian President to Undergo New Health Tests

Brazilian President to Undergo New Health Tests

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Brazilian President Michel Temer will undergo urological tests Wednesday, his office said, following a series of concerns over his health. He will be examined at the Sirio-Libanes Hospital in Sao Paulo, the statement said. In October, the 77-year-old Temer underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate gland at the same hospital. In November, he had angioplasty in three blocked coronary arteries. A spokesman said the latest hospital visit was just a check-up. The center-right president took over in 2016 after leftist Dilma Rousseff was removed in an impeachment trial for breaking finance laws. Temer himself has been charged with corruption but has enough support in Congress to successfully avoid the case being sent to court. He is currently working overtime on trying to get C...
JOHESU, Others Give FG Ultimatum Over Unpaid Promotion Arrears

JOHESU, Others Give FG Ultimatum Over Unpaid Promotion Arrears

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The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, AHPA, of the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, FNPH, Branch, Calabar, Cross River State, have given the Federal Government an ultimatum to pay the promotion arrears of their members from 2014 till date. They gave the ultimatum which will expire on December 31, in a communiqué at the end of their joint congress held yesterday in Calabar. Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Mr. Ken Bassey, Secretary of JOHESU/Chairman, Senior Staff Association, FNHP, Calabar, said that the attention of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation had been drawn to the unpaid promotion arrears of its member from 2014 till date. The unions also called on the Federal Government to immediately and unconditional
Bauchi Gov’s Wife Gives Delivery Kits to Women

Bauchi Gov’s Wife Gives Delivery Kits to Women

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Wife of Bauchi State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, has flagged off the second phase of the distribution of delivery kits for 800 pregnant women and nutritional meals for 600 children under five. Each delivery kits contains surgical blades, sanitary pads, treated mosquito nets, multivitamin capsules, surgical gloves, bleach, bathing soap, among others. Mrs. Abubakar, who launched the maternal and infant health intervention programme, yesterday, in Ningi Local Government Area, said quality healthcare intervention is key to reversing the poor health indices in the state, particularly among women and children.  Abubakar, who is also the Founder of Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative, B-SWEEP, said ignorance and financial stress had compromised the he