Neurosurgeon wants health workers trained on patients’ rights

Neurosurgeon wants health workers trained on patients’ rights By Olasunkanmi Onifade Dr Biodun Ogungbo, a Neurological Surgeon, Brain and Spine Surgery Consortium (BASS), Abuja, has called for adequate training of health workers on patient’s right. Ogungbo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. “Some hospitals, […]

Refugees commission, emzor offer free care to IDPs in FCT

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) in collaboration with Emzor pharmaceutical Industries Limited has offered health care to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). IDPs in Durumi, Kuchingoro and Malaysia Garden camps were tested for malaria, typhoid and Blood pressure at the weekend. Also, the kids […]

Fraud: NHIS boss reinstated by Buhari suspended indefinitely

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been suspended indefinitely, nine months after he was reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in July last year and indicted for an alleged N919m fraud, was […]

What happens to your body when you stop eating bread?

According to most dieting advice, bread especially white bread is the devil. They encourage bran instead of whole wheat while others go ahead and encourage you to toss the whole lot. Should you completely eliminate bread from your diet? Here are 5 things that happen when you stop eating bread. 1. You lose water weight […]

Stress can be good also – Expert

Stress: Doctor explains good side By Joshua Olaosebikan Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side. Mowete told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that stress as a normal biological reaction to a potentially dangerous situation, […]

UK based Doctor spends N20m to treat 7000 persons

Strike: Doctors at work as health workers continue strike. No fewer than 7,000 persons, from diffrent communities of Etsako West, Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo, received free treatment provided by a United Kingdom based Medical Doctor, Dr Benedict Ifsuokor. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the free medical […]

Sickle cell patients: We can’t get drugs in public hospitals

Sickle cell anemia patients in Kaduna State have complained of lack of drugs for their disease in public hospitals, and have appealed to Governor Nasir El-Rufai to intervene. The patients said lack of drugs, especiallyPaludrine,was increasing their plight as they had to spend more on drugs outside public hospitals. Speaking when a support group, the […]

Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to UN General Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to lead Nigerian delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has said. The 73rd UNGA will commence on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States while the General Debate will hold from September 25 […]

WAMCO invests 23m Euros in fresh milk in Nigeria

WAMCO to invest 23m Euros in fresh milk production By Chijioke Okoronkwo The Royal FrieslandCampina, WAMCO, makers of peak milk, will invest 23 million Euros in fresh milk production in Nigeria, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hein Schumacher has said. Schumacher, who led a team from the company to a meeting with Vice President, […]