Sunday, November 1, 2020

TOBACCO: NGO LAUDS FG’S BID TO INCREASE TAX

The Youth Action on Tobacco Control and Health (YATCH), an NGO, has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to increase tobacco tax. Mr Seye Omiyefa, the Executive Director of the NGO, made the commendation on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, the increase will go a long way to save Nigerians from direct and secondhand smoking which...

AGRIC. POLICIES TO ENSURE FOOD SECURITY, IMPROVE NUTRITION IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has said that its agriculture policies are geared towards ensuring food security and improve nutrition among citizens, particularly children in the country. Ms Margaret Edison, Deputy Director, National Population Commission, stated this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Agriculture, Food Security and Malnutrition’ at the UN General Assembly General Debate in New York. “In response to...

HOW YOUR URINE REVEALS THE HIDDEN AILMENTS IN YOUR BODY

Your urine is an avenue for detecting some hidden ailments in your system. By studying the nature of your urine with keen attention on the colour, smell, foaming and others, you are already well armed with facts to present before your doctor. The Doctor is trained to tell some things about your health simply by...

FG DARES STRIKING DOCTORS, ORDERS HOSPITALS TO HIRE INTERIM PHYSICIANS

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has directed heads of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors to augment the services of consultants, NYSC doctors and doctors on internship pending the resolution of the on-going strike by resident doctors.‎ The Ministry of Health in a statement on Tuesday stated that the minister...

FG’S BAN OF DOCTORS’ PRIVATE PRACTICE VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS – OGUNNUBI

The Federal Government’s ban of doctors in full-time employment in the public service from private practice has been described as a gross violation of fundamental human rights. Dr Olusegun Ogunnubi, a former Publicity Secretary, Lagos State chapter, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), made the assertion on Thursday in Ibadan. The Federal Government had on Wednesday announced a...

MONKEYPOX VIRUS NOW SPREADS TO EKITI, OGUN, LAGOS

*As Govt Confirms 31 Suspected Cases The National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has said that 31 suspected cases of the monkeypox virus have been recorded in seven states. They include Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross River states. “So far, there have been no deaths recorded,” the NCDC chief executive, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said...

AISHA BUHARI CALLS FOR PROBE OF STATE HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE

The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe into how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is being utilised. The call comes barely one week after the management of the hospital said it would seek the commercialisation of the centre to boost its revenue. Mrs Buhari, who addressed a gathering today (Monday) in...

FG TO COMMERCIALISE STATE HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE

The management of the State House Medical Centre is seeking to be commercialised to offer qualitative and efficient services. The hospital currently offers free medical services to patients at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, revealed the decision on Wednesday in a statement signed by the...

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