Thursday, October 29, 2020

MALARIA CLAIMS 50 CHILDREN IN JIGAWA COMMUNITY

An outbreak of malaria fever has occurred in Gidan Dugus village of Wangara District in Dutse Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State, where it has claimed the lives of over fifty children below the age of five years. Forty others had been hospitalized at Wangara Basic Health Centre in the LGA. The villagers thought it...

Cheers for polio-free Nigeria

A declaration the other day by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that Nigeria is polio-free is heartwarming. It is worth celebrating against the backdrop of the havoc polio has wreaked in the country. To be free from the grip of this debilitating disease is indeed a breakthrough and so the agencies behind this feat...

Lagos conducts over 42, 000 COVID-19 tests as 177 die

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday said that the state tested a total of 42,348 samples for COVID-19 as at July 3. Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Twitter account, said that of the 42,348 samples, 10,926 returned positive. He said that 748 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the state...

COVID-19: WHO Warns Against Madagascar’s Herbal Remedy

The World Health Organisation on Thursday advised governments to clinically test a herbal drink touted by Madagascar’s President, Andry Rajoelina, as a remedy against Coronavirus. The COVID-Organics infusion is derived from artemisia – a plant with proven anti-malarial properties – and other indigenous herbs. Rajoelina hopes to distribute the infusion across West Africa and beyond, claiming...

COVID-19: Several Frontline Security Operatives Enforcing Lockdown Directives Feared Positive

Fears abound over the health of security operatives who have been on the frontline of enforcing the lockdown directives issued by the federal government to flatten the curve of COVID-19 pandemic. Our investigations revealed that some of the security operatives had tested positive for the virus, and had been quarantined, just as several others opted...

FG Lists Diseases Responsible For 70% Of COVID-19 Deaths

The federal government has said health challenges like tuberculosis, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, kidney disease and cancer are responsible for 70 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday. Ehanire also noted that 70 per cent...

Lagos Doctors to Commence Strike on July 13

Medical doctors in the employ of the Lagos State Government yesterday served a two-week ultimatum to begin a three-day warning strike from July 13. In a statement issued yesterday, the doctors, under the auspices of the Medical Guild said they hoped within the two weeks’ window, the government would address their concerns. According to the Chairman...

COVID-19: Federal High Court Chief Judge, Justice Tsoho Goes On Self-Isolation

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho has gone on self-isolation following a confirmed case of COVID-19 among his aides. Justice Tsoho has also ordered some key staff in his office to do the same, pending when the result of the screening test done for him, members of his immediate family,...

Coronavirus: What We Know And What We Don’t

Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in. Mortality rate? COVID-19, as the disease is known, is more lethal than the average seasonal flu, but less so than previous epidemics stemming from coronaviruses. We do...

WHO Expresses Concern Over Current Surge In COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Thursday expressed worries over the current surge in cases of COVID-19 in Europe. WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge expressed concern that the weekly cases now exceeded those reported during the March peak of the pandemic that should serve as a “wake-up call”. Speaking during a press briefing, Kluge...

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