Posts Tagged ‘Federal Ministry of Health’

BREAKING| Lagos State investigates suspected case of Coronavirus

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 27, 2020
According to a tweet by the Lagos State Ministry of Health, the suspected case of Coronavirus was reported at Reddington Hospital, Lagos, and is currently under isolation at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba “We are currently investigating. Patient, blood samples were taken for investigation. We await the result, ” the tweet stated. Further, the tweet stated: […]

No Nigerian in China Infected With COVID-19 – Official

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 21, 2020
As China continues to fight the scourge of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Chinese officials on Thursday confirmed that no Nigerian resident in China has contacted the disease. The Chinese government in its daily official newsletter on the status of the disease said 29 foreigners have been infected with the disease out of which 18 have been […]

Nigerian Doctors separate conjoined twins after 13 hours complex surgery

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 8, 2020
A pair of conjoined twins are finally living independent lives after a team of Nigerian medical experts spent 13 hours performing complex surgery to separate them in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Goodness and Mercy Martins came as a surprise when they were born on 13th of August 2018 at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi Nasarawa […]

Lassa Fever Kills One in Abia Community

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 8, 2020
The Abia State Government has announced the outbreak of Lassa fever in Olokoro community, Umuahia South Local Government of the state, resulting in the death of a 28-year-old man. The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Health, Chief Egbulefu Eze, announced the outbreak at a news conference Tuesday and allayed fears of possible epidemic. […]

‘We convey expectant women, sick people to hospitals on donkeys’

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 26, 2019
Some communities in Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi state say they use donkeys and ox-drawn trucks to transport expectant women and sick people to hospitals due to lack of motorable roads. The communities disclosed this on Wednesday when a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent visited Babuwuri and Ngummachame settlements, which are tagged: “Hard-To-Reach […]

Malaria Kills 95,844 in Nigeria Annually ~ NMEP

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 24, 2019
The National Coordinator of the National Malaria Elimination Programme, NMEP, Dr. Audu Bala Mohammed has disclosed that malaria kills an estimated 95,844 Nigerians and infects 57 million annually. This burden, he noted, occurs despite efforts by the government at all levels, the private sector and the international community, to stem the tide of malaria in […]