6:41 PM January 23, 2022

Health

Nigeria, 104 nations to get cheaper Merck COVID-19 pill

Generic drug manufacturers will make a more affordable version of Merck’s anti-Covid pill for 105 of the world’s poorer nations, in deals announced Thursday by a UN-backed organisation.The g...

Lagos nurses suspend strike

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has suspended its three-day warning strike.The nurses had on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike to...

High charges for PCR test, inadequate testing frustrate Nigeria’s effort to curb COVID-19 – Experts

Healthcare experts say Nigeria needs to develop new modalities to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, noting that the testing procedure must be improved to protect the nation.They st...

Lagos nurses embark on strike over poor working conditions

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos state chapter, has declared a three-day warning strike from Monday, January 9 to Wednesday, 12, 2022, to demand better working conditi...

Foundation advocates support for health sector, treats 1,500 patients free

An organization, the Ray of Hope Foundation has called on well-meaning Nigerians to assist the people of the grassroots in the area of the healthcare system.The foundation, who noted that th...

Lagos nurses to begin strike January 10

The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Friday said it will commence three-day warning strike on Monday.The state secretary of the union, Olorun...

Omicron: Biden to reverse South Africa, others’ travel ban

President Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday he will lift a ban this week on travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, imposed due to fear of the Omicron Covid-19 variant....

WHO will miss global 40% vaccination target

The World Health Organisation stated that it would miss its target to vaccinate 40 percent of the population in every country by the end of the year, and 70% by the middle of next year.  The W...

Omicron variant may increase drug abuse, mental disorder – Expert

The Medical Director, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Olugbenga Owoeye, has said the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, will increase the rate of abuse of drugs, thereby leading to ...

Six die, others injured in Zamfara auto crash

Six persons died while six others were injured in an auto crash that occurred at Tazame Village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara on Thursday.The accident occurred when the Sharon bu...

Breasts enlargement costs N3.2m, societal pressure makes women do it – Surgeon

A plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr Uzoma Gbulie, tells ALEXANDER OKERE about the intricacies of breast, butt and penis enlargement and the issues surrounding the procedures...

Foundation Offers Free Medical Care For 10 Communities In Anambra

A healthcare intervention programme was launched on Thursday for 10 communities in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State by a non-governmental organisation, Tropical Gate Foundation, Nigeri...

Police Arrest 35-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Raping Siblings In Delta

Police in Asaba, Delta State capital have arrested a 35-year-old man for raping two sisters of the same mother.The suspect, Mr. Jude Nduka of No. 10 Obi Onuwe Street behind Kowen Plaza Asaba...

Twins detained over N215,000 hospital bill

Twin babies — a boy and a girl — born on October 22 at Supreme Royal hospital in Lagos, have been detained by the hospital management over unpaid balance of N215,000 bills.According to the m...

Ugwuanyi at Nza Street accident scene, visits survivors at hospital, takes care of medical expenses

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on receiving news of the unfortunate accident this evening at Nza Street, Independence Layout, Enugu, involving a truck vehicle and Tricycles (KEKE), immed...

Court remands two civil servants for allegedly sodomising man

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Friday, ordered that two civil servants who allegedly sodomised a 20-year-old man, be remanded in a correctional centre.The police charged Nasiru Isyaku...

Doctors’ strike will end very soon -Health minister

The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has assured Nigerians that the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will end “very soon”.He said this during ...

Ugwuanyi returns from Abuja, visits survivors of killer kerosene

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on returning from Abuja on Sunday, after participating in a series of meetings of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), visited the ESUT Teaching Hospital, P...

NAFDAC seeks stiffer penalty for food, drug, cosmetics counterfeiters

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control NAFDAC, weekend called for stiffer punishment for food, cosmetics and drug counterfeiters as a deterrent to intending counterfeiters....

COVID-19 claims 3 lives in Ekiti in 2 weeks

Three persons were reported to have died of COVID-19 within the last two weeks in Ekiti State.The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, who made the revelation, said the ...