The Kaduna state government released a statement on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 with regards to the ongoing protest and strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress in Kaduna.The key point of the statement is that the Ministry of Health will dismiss health care workers below GL 14 for going on an unlawful strike.
The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health launched a campaign to ban smoking in public places including motor parks, shopping malls and health care centers in 2017.In a communiqué, the ministry said according to Section 9 of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Act 2015, once convicted, offenders are liable to a fine of at least N50,000 and/or six months’ imprisonment.
The Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare points out that "in the environment (soil, dust, irrigation water...) there may be pathogenic micro organisms and chemical elements that can sometimes contaminate fruits and vegetables. (Photo Credit: Getty images) For this reason, it is very important to have fruit and vegetables handled properly before consumption, and that means washing them in the right way.
Excessive consumption of sugar can cause serious damage to health, therefore, it is essential to control the amount of this product in the diet. Currently, there is a large increase in the amount of sugar in the diet, not only directly, but also “hidden” in various foods, such as juices, soft drinks and cookies.
The Edo state government has banned poolside parties in the State following the persistent increase of Corona virus pandemic.The announcement was made by the state permanent secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Osamwonyi Irowa who said; "Swimming pools and poolside parties are being banned in the state, this will be sustained and any of the organizations or facilities flouting these order, the state government will not take it too kind.
There were 3,380 deaths recorded in India on Saturday linked to the Coronavirus, according to the Indian Health Ministry. According to the report, the country has reported more than 120,000 new cases during the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 28.69 million.
After consuming expired juice in Kano State, not less than ten people have been killed, and 400 are reportedly hospitalized.Ibrahim Aminu Tsanyawa, the State Commissioner for Health, revealed this on Thursday.According to Tsanyawa, 50 of those hospitalized are receiving kidney care as a result of infections resulting from the ingestion of the deadly beverages.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai is one of the popular Governors in Nigeria.He is always known as a very strict governor and despite his age, he still takes stiff decisions.El-Rufai has however sacked all nurses below grade level 14 for joining hands with the Nigeria Labour Congress and going on strike.
In a bit to end quackery in medical practice in Cross River State as determined by the administration of Governor Ben Ayade, health sector and Food safety area in the state has heightened due to the prompt and timely mediation of the Health Commissioner Dr Betta Edu and her team of health worker who have busted and put an end to the illegal production of food and drink items as well as fake drugs in Cross River State.
Recent studies have shown that pregnant women infected with Covid19 are more likely to require intensive care. Infection with the coronavirus during pregnancy can lead to rapid deterioration of health and can also affect the fetus. The Ministry of Health issued detailed information and fact sheets for medical staff to advise pregnant women.
The Federal Government is geared towards coming up with a policy to ensure that all Federal Government-owned health institutions in the country get and use only Nigerian made syringes and needles.This was stated by Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, during a public hearing at the senate chambers.
President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, said the meeting between the Ministry of Health and the Doctors’ Association was a joke adding that there is no hope of ending the strike soon. Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the meeting was very short and he does not see any seriousness on the part of the government to address the association’s demands.
The federal government stated that it plans to spend 396 billion guilders nationwide on COVID19 vaccination campaigns between 2021 and 2022.
The government of Nasir El-Rufai announced the redundancies on Tuesday despite protests over the return of thousands of laid-off workers.The governor's decision to fire nurses was linked to an article he posted on Twitter accusing workers of cutting off oxygen from a baby at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital on Monday called by the union.
El-Rufai Fires Kaduna Nurses Below Level 14. Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has sacked all nurses below grade level 14 in the state for embarking on strike in solidarity with the Nigeria Labour Congress. The governor directed the Ministry of Health in the state to immediately advertise vacancies for the replacement of the dismissed nurses.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari rtd. has taken the 2nd dose of the “Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine” today at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to Guardian, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the vaccine was administered by Dr. Suhayb Rafidadi who happens to be the Buhari's personal doctor.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the Ebonyi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency , Dr Mrs Catherine Barry Oko has assured that the three months allowances owed the recently recruited Nurses and Midwives shall be paid before the end of this week .
Expired drinks:10 feared dead and 500 others in the hospital in Kano after consuming flavoured juice
The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, has disclosed that no fewer than 10 persons have died and 500 others hospitalised after drinking flavoured drinks containing citric acid in Kano.The Commissioner said 50 people among those hospitalized are undergoing kidney-related treatment arising from complications related to the consumption of the flavoured drinks.
No fewer than 10 Persons had been shown dead, at the same time as 50 others are present process kidney relates remedies following the intake of suspected killer liquids in Kano.The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, found out that four hundred others are presently on admissions on the hospitals.
On Friday, India passed the somber milestone of over 400, 000 persons killed by the coronavirus, a number that, despite its magnitude, is widely believed to be an undercount due to a lack of testing and reporting. Because the delta variation of the virus tore through the country and overloaded the already stressed health system, more than half of India' s recorded coronavirus deaths— the third most of any country— occurred in the last two months.