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Medical Guild Sets Agenda for Sanwo-Olu

On 06/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

The Medical Guild, Lagos State, has challenged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to prioritise health care delivery in the state.   The chairman of the guild, Dr Babajide Saheed, in a statement, said the health sect[...]

WHO Alerts to new Strains of Vaccine-Derived Polio in Southern Nigeria, Lagos

On 06/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has alerted to a recent emergence and spread of new strains of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in southern Nigeria and, especially Lagos. WHO disclosed that there is evi[...]

Report Lists Ways to Halt Medical Tourism, Brain Drain

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

If Nigeria is to reduce brain drain and rising capital flight through medical tourism, it needs to improve the state of its healthcare facilities, earn patients’ confidence and retain some of its brilliant medica[...]

Kidnapped Doctors: NMA Seeks Taraba Gov’s Intervention

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

  The Nigerian Medical Association has  said  it has  written a letter to the Governor of Taraba State,  Darius Ishaku, to help secure the release of  the two  doctors kidnapped in[...]

PSN Raises the Alarm over Increasing Drug Abuse

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, through its president, Mr Sam Ohuabunwa, has raised the alarm over the rising incidence of drug abuse in the country, especially among the youth.   Speaking during a brie[...]

Anambra: Why Doctors are on Warning Strike – MDCAN

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH) branch, says doctors embarked on a warning strike to demand improved working condit[...]

LUTH Doctors to Begin Strike June 7

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has announced that resident doctors and house officers will commence total and indefinite strike on Friday, June 7.   In a com[...]

Nigeria Records 17 New Cases, no Death from Lassa fever, CSM

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

For the first time in more than three weeks, the country has recorded 17 new cases but no death from Lassa fever and Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM). Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) yesterday confirmed 12 new[...]

Give Nurses, Dentists Lateral Entry Into MBBS: Drafts Policy

On 05/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

The draft National Education Policy 2019 has suggested sweeping changes in medical education. One of the more radical suggestions is the proposal to allow lateral entry of nursing and dental graduates into the MBBS cou[...]

Doctors Issue FCT A 21-Day Ultimatum Over Denied Promotions

On 04/Jun/2019 / In Medical News

Resident doctors in the FCT have given the FCT Administration 21 days from Monday to promote resident doctors who have been denied promotion due to the implementation of a skipping policy since 2016, pay arrears of 26-[...]

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