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Reps seeks law on cancer control agency

Reps seeks law on cancer control agency

By Ndidi Chukwu The Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Services, Muhammad Usman Makarfi has presented a bill seeking the transformation of Cancer Control Programme of the Ministry of Health into an Agency. The member who ...

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Road accidents main cause of death in Nigeria – FG

Road accidents main cause of death in Nigeria – FG

By Ndidi Chukwu The Federal Ministry of Heath said road accidents is the major cause of deaths recorded in Nigerian hospitals annually, due to weak and poor emergency response system framework. Deputy Director, Department of Planning Research and Statistics of ...

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NAFDAC tasks medicine dealers on proper storage

NAFDAC tasks medicine dealers on proper storage

The National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has urged proprietors of drugs and vaccines stores to maintain their stocks within prescribed and approved temperatures at all times. The South-East Zonal Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. Dauda Gimba told ...

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NMA seeks FG to review health sector budget

NMA seeks FG to review health sector budget

By Haruna Gimba The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on the Federal Government to review the amount allocated to health sector in the 2016 proposed budget. President Muhammad Buhari has in the budget he presented before the National Assembly ...

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Leprosy: FCTA alerts on early diagnosis

Leprosy: FCTA alerts on early diagnosis

By Asma’u Ahmad The FCT Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit has advised residents to go for prompt testing for leprosy if they noticed any form of skin patch lighter in colour that the surrounding skin. Coordinator of the unit, Dr ...

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Bauchi to establish Lassa fever diagnostic centre

Bauchi to establish Lassa fever diagnostic centre

By Adi Angyu In efforts to address the difficulties faced in diagnosing Lassa fever, the Bauchi state government has completed plans to set up a diagnoses centre in the state. The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Halima Mukaddas revealed this in ...

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Lawmaker donates drugs, equipments to hospital

Lawmaker donates drugs, equipments to hospital

By Adi Angyu A member representing Ganjuwa East at the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Alhaji Sale Umar Nabayi has donated drugs and hospital equipments worth 2.5 million naira to Primary Health Centre in his constituency. Speaking while handing over ...

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AKTH health workers stage protest over exploitation

AKTH health workers stage protest over exploitation

By Haruna Gimba Health workers at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) under the auspices of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) have staged a peaceful protest over alleged exploitation by management of the hospital. Addressing pressmen after observing two unit ...

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