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Only Lab Test Can Confirm Monkeypox, Says Health Minister

Only Lab Test Can Confirm Monkeypox, Says Health Minister

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The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said that cases of monkeypox reported in different parts of the country can only be confirmed after laboratory tests, insisting that for now it is only a suspicion. The Minister said this while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja. Prof Adewole however blamed states for slow response to outbreaks of diseases, adding that the health authorities at that level of government do not report cases on time. The Minister’s comment on the monkeypox is coming on the heels of an assurance from the Nigerian centre for disease control, asking Nigerians not to panic over the reported outbreak. The Chief Executive Officer of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, told Channels Television in an interview that the cen
FG Establishes 6 Sickle Cell Reference Centres, Says Health Minister

FG Establishes 6 Sickle Cell Reference Centres, Says Health Minister

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Federal Government has established six sickle cell reference centres in six Federal Medical Centres (FMCs) across the country, Prof. Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health, said on Saturday. Adewole listed the FMCs as the Federal Medical Centres, Ebute Meta, Lagos; Federal Medical Centre, Keffi and the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe. Others are the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa; Federal Medical Centre, Birnin-Kebbi and Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki. Adewole, in a statement issued by Mrs Boade Akinola, Director of Media and Public Relations in the ministry, urged health partners to support the government’s efforts in tackling the menace of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The minister expressed his appreciation to the partners, who were working with the Ministry of Health o