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ELTON JOHN RETURNS HOME FROM HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING AT HIS HOME IN NICE.

76-year-old iconic singer Sir Elton John is back home after spending the night in hospital after he fell over at his villa in NICE.   The British composer and pianist was taken to the orthopedic department of the Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco where he was treated for minor injuries.   Following check-ups, he was immediately discharged yesterday morning and is now back at home and in good health.   Sir Elton has been spending the summer in […]

todayAugust 29, 2023 20

Health

SOUTHEAST STATES WANT 20 PERCENT TAXATION ON SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES.

The Ministries of Health in the five states in Nigeria’s Southeast region have advocated for 20 percent taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages SSBs after a communique issued at the end of a one-day regional stakeholders forum held in Enugu on SSBs to reduce high sugar consumption by Nigerians.   The forum, organized by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa with the support of a development partner, the Global Health Advocacy Incubator noted that SSBs offered no nutritional value, but constituted a huge public health and economic […]

todayAugust 21, 2023 3

Health

RESIDENT DOCTORS SUSPEND WARNING STRIKE.

The leadership of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD has suspended its one-week warning strike which it embarked upon on Wednesday, May 17 after a 14-day ultimatum to the government lapsed. The President of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji yesterday said the association suspended the action for two weeks after reaching some agreement with the government on Friday, but disclosed that the doctors would meet again on the second […]

todayMay 22, 2023 8

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RESIDENT DOCTORS ANNOUNCE A FIVE-DAY WARNING STRIKE.

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD yesterday declared a five-day warning strike, with the industrial action set to commence tomorrow May 17, and end on Monday, May 22, following the alleged failure of the Federal Government to meet its demand. The decision to down tool was taken after the doctors’ extraordinary National Executive Council NEC meeting held virtually yesterday but the Federal Government has described the move as unnecessary. […]

todayMay 16, 2023 20

Health

In 2022, 583 people died as a result of cholera

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC says no fewer than 583 Nigerians died of Cholera in 2022. The latest report from the agency reveals that 23,550 cases were reported from across 32 states, plus the Federal Capital Territory, between January and November 2022, across 270 Local Government Areas. Borno topped with 12,459 cases, followed by Yobe with 1,888 cases, Katsina with 1,632 cases, Gombe recorded 1,407 cases, Taraba recorded […]

todayJanuary 4, 2023 31

Health

As cholera ravages the Ebonyi Community, 9 people are killed and others are hospitalized

Nine persons have died from a cholera outbreak in the Akpoha community, Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi State, while many others have been hospitalized and are receiving treatment in various hospitals in the state. Official reports put the number of those hospitalized at 30 but residents say the number may be higher. The state government on Sunday scrambled a State Rapid Response Team to the community to help […]

todayJanuary 3, 2023 18

Health

The Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency has congratulated the general public on a successful 2022

The Enugu state Primary Health Care Development Agency ESPHCDA has commended the public and other partners for a successful 2022. In a press release, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, George Ugwu, applauded the governor of Enugu state Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi whose administration gave the Agency the conducive platform to operate and for the release of more than six hundred thousand Naira, for the reconstruction of other Primary Health Care Centers […]

todayDecember 29, 2022 12

Health

Abia Doctors Threaten Indefinite Strike.

The Nigerian Medical Association NMA says it would commence an indefinite strike in the state today following the non-payment of salaries by the Abia State Government. This is contained in a communique issued by the Chairman of NMA, Dr. Abali Isaiah, and Secretary, Dr. Daniel Ekeleme, after a meeting yesterday in Aba. NMA lamented that their colleagues working at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital ABSUTH and the Health Management […]

todayDecember 8, 2022 18

Health

Governor Ugwuanyi Charges Leaders on Immunization in Enugu State.

The Governor of Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has urged political, religious, and community leaders on mobilization and awareness creation for integrated immunization programs aimed at reducing the disease burden within Enugu State. Ugwuanyi gave the charge in Enugu while flagging off Integrated Non-Polio Supplemental Immunization Activities; Measles, yellow fever, and COVID-19 Vaccination (Scale 3.0) and Birth Registration Campaigns in Enugu State. The governor, represented by his Deputy, Cecilia Ezeilo, said there […]

todayNovember 4, 2022 23

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