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Lassa fever death toll hits 40, 86 cases reported –FG

Professor Isaac Adewole, Health Minister

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja said the mortality rate of the re-emergence of Lassa fever has increased to 43.2 per cent and has claimed the lives of five more people. With the development, the death toll has now hit 40 as against 35 that was recorded on Thursday, thereby bringing the total number of reported cases to 86. ...

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Ugwuanyi lays foundation stone for 200-bed Specialist Hospital


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has made a bold statement in promoting the health sector in the state as he laid a foundation stone of a 200-bed specialist hospital in Orba, Udenu council area on Monday. Speaking during at the site of the proposed specialist hospital during the well-attended ceremony, the governor assured that his government will continue to deliver ...

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Another set of 20 patients undergo Open Heart Surgeries at UNTH

Twenty persons including children with different types of heart related ailments are currently undergoing open heart surgeries at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu. The exercise being funded by the Rotary International in partnership with two charity organizations- the Voom Foundation and Cardiostart, all based in the United States of America (USA) is the 12th medical mission being carried out ...

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Nursing student emerges Miss Virgin

At a time many people are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the rate of sexual immorality among the youth, a 19-year old student of the School of Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Mosunmola Oladipo, has won theMiss Virginity 2015 beauty pageant. Oladipo beat 51 other self-confessed virgins at the event held on Saturday in Surulere, Lagos. According to her, ...

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Enugu Psychiatric Hospital workers send S.O.S to Buhari over alleged N254m fraud

*Dead, ex-workers still on payroll The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has sent a strongly worded petition to President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly rescue the workers  from the grip of corruption, embezzlement, misappropriation and  abuse  of office  under the administration of  the Medical Director, Dr. Jojo U. Onwukwe. The unionists said Dr Onwukwe had attained the ...

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ILLEGAL REMOVAL: Enugu Psychiatric school principal cries out

The Principal of the School of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Cecilia Oduburu, has cried out over the punishment she was unduly subjected to by the hospital’s management for allegedly refusing to compromise her office to clear unqualified students for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She was recently removed as the Principal of ...

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Ugwuanyi approves 3-week paternity leave for civil servants

The Enugu State Government has amended its Civil Service rules to grant six months maternity leave to nursing mothers. Interestingly, husbands whose wives might put to bed were also given a ‘paternity leave’, but it would only be for just three weeks. The paternity leave was meant to give such husbands the opportunity to support their nursing wives, according to ...

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Governor Ugwuanyi angry over slow pace of work at Enugu Diagnostic Centre

*Says work so far done is not commensurate with fund expended on the project Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed disappointment over the slow pace of work at the ongoing construction of late Dr. Sam Onwu Diagnostic Centre, Enugu. The governor who was being taken round the complex project by the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Patrick Ikpenwa and the Commissioner ...

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‘Pneumonia kills 195,000 Nigerian children annually’

The Director of Projects, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health, PSN-PACFaH, Remi Adeseun, has said pneumonia claims the lives of about 195,000 children annually, while about 124,000 others die of diarrhoea. Speaking, , at a dialogue and media roundtable with key stakeholders in Kaduna, Adeseun described pneumonia and diarrhoea as silent child killer diseases that had ...

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