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Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention

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A Professor of Paedratic Hematology and The Chairman, Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria, Prof. Adekunle Adekile has called on Government to support the sickle cell society in order to reduce the burden of the disease in the communities. He made the call during a three-day conference organized by the Sickle Cell Support Society of Nigeria in Enugu with the ...

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Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes

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The Ebonyi State Government has banned the practice of embalming and keeping corpses in homes under the guise of making arrangements for burial by some communities in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Daniel Umezurike, announced the ban in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday while briefing newsmen. Umezurike said the practice was no longer acceptable and fell ...

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FG worried over crisis in Enugu Psychiatric​ Hospital, sets up investigative panel

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The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has expressed concern over high rate of indiscipline, certificate scandal and other nasty acts rocking the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital (FNH), Enugu and vowed to sanitize the institution. The Ministry has therefore sent an investigative panel to the Hospital to investigate myriads of petitions bothering on certificate scandal, financial crime, job scam and breach of civil service rules, ...

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Man, 46, remanded over production, sale of fake cough syrup in Anambra

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A Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State,  has remanded a 46 year-old Ejike Okereke, in prison for alleged production and distribution of fake cough syrup known as Codrux Cough Syrup. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) last  Thursday arraigned Okereke on five count charge before Justice N. I. Oweibo of Awka, Federal High ...

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Lassa fever: 32 quarantined in Delta after doctor’s death

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FOLLOWING the death of a medical doctor from Lassa fever, 32 persons have been quarantined in Asaba, Delta State capital. The late doctor’s hospital in Umuaji area and another private hospital where he was treated at Bonsaac area, all in Asaba, have been shut down and fumigated. A medical practitioner resident in Asaba, who hailed from Anambra State, reportedly died ...

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Buhari appoints five heads of health agencies

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved with immediate effect the appointments of five heads of strategic health institutions. The Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Bolaji Adebiyi,  made this known in a statement. The health agencies are, Centre for Disease Control, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), Nigerian Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), ...

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NAFDAC confiscates N25m worth of unregistered drugs in Enugu

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The National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Wednesday, confiscated 152 cartons of unregistered Dizapam tablets B.P. worth over N25 million. The drugs which were manufactured at Mumbai, India by Shalina Laboratories PVT. Ltd were released to NAFDAC by Customs Service officials who confiscated them at the Nigerian -Cameroon border in Cross River State. Enugu State Coordinator ...

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UNTH performs 175 Open Heart Surgeries successfully

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The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu says it had successfully conducted 175 Open Heart Surgeries since the reactivation of the program at the hospital in 2013. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital,, Dr. Chris Amah said a total of 22 persons made up of 10 adults and 12 paediatrics had been slated for surgeries with seven already ...

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Pharmacists canvass duty waivers on imported raw materials

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The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN)   Monday called on the federal government to review the import duties on raw materials for the production of drugs in the country. The body said  the lingering Currency Fluctuations and lack of Foreign Exchange had become a major problem to drug manufacturers in Nigeria. It also urged President Mohammed Buhari  to ...

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Patients lament strike at Federal Medical Centre

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Patients, who access medical services at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Wednesday lamented the impact of the strike by health workers at the centre. The National Union of Allied Health Professionals, Yenagoa Chapter, had on May 11, 2016, commenced an indefinite strike over the shortfall in payment of staff salaries at the hospital since January this year. ...

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