The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government. The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Godwin Tijani, said this on Tuesday in a statement after an Emergency Congress Meeting of the Association in Lokoja. He said the suspension...
The Namibian HEALTH minister, Bernhard Haufiku, yesterday announced the first case of listeriosis in Namibia after a man was hospitalised in Windhoek's Roman Catholic Hospital. Haufiku said the 41-year-old Tsumeb man, who was diagnosed with listeriosis on Monday, bought a vienna sausage at a Tsumeb butchery. “The patient is currently receiving treatment...
By Khanyile Mlotshwa DOCTORS in Zimbabwe have called on the minister of health, his deputy and the entire Health Services Board (HSB) to resign after failing to engage the medical practitioners to stem a nationwide strike that has shut down all central hospitals. The doctors also threatened to escalate the strike taking...
By Awayi Kuje The Minister of State for Health, Dr Ehanire Osagie, has inaugurated an Isolation Unit, Electronic Personnel Record and a new administrative complex executed by the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa State. Inaugurating the projects on Monday in Keffi, Osagie said that they have direct bearing on the...
The Federal Government says treatment for Lassa fever remains free and urged members of the public to disregard news to the contrary. The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this in a statement on Sunday. The NCDC boss disclosed this in a reaction...