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COVID-19 Exceeds 20000, NCDC Confirms 436 New Cases, Lagos Discharges 45

On the 21st of June 2020, 436 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 20244 cases have been confirmed, 6879 cases have been discharged and 518 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 436 new cases are reported from 19 states- Lagos (169), Oyo (52), Plateau (31), Imo (29), Kaduna (28), Ogun (23), FCT (18), Enugu (18), Bauchi (17), Bayelsa (14), Rivers (8), Osun (6), Kano (6),…

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FG Releases N4.5bn To Pay Resident Doctors’ COVID-19 Allowance

The Federal Government has released a total sum of N4.5bn to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centers in the country. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige,  said the amount donated is expected to cover hazard and inducement allowances for the month of April and May. He revealed this on Friday after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, while briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja. Commenting on the announcement, popular Medical Doctor and health information enthusiast, Dr Olufunmilayo shared the information on his twitter handle, commending the federal government…

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Gov Ugwuanyi: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Reset World Thinking About Health

…Moves To Turn Around Facilities At Oji-River General Hospital Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in furtherance of his administration’s efforts to upgrade and rehabilitate health facilities across the state, on Friday, inspected the dilapidated facilities at the General Hospital Oji-River, which has a section designated as leprosy services settlement centre. Gov. Ugwuanyi, who expressed dismay at the state of the facilities at the hospital, having been neglected for many decades, promised that his administration will, as a matter of urgency, carry out major upgrade and rehabilitation works at the…

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Nigerian Universities’ Scientists Discover Vaccine For COVID-19 Prevention

Nigerian Universities’ Scientists, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, on Friday announced the discovery of a vaccine for the prevention of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing a news conference on Friday at Adeleke University, Ede, in Osun, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, Leader of the team, said the vaccine was being developed locally in Africa for Africans. Kolawole, a Specialist in Medical Virology, Immunology and Bioinformatics, at Adeleke University, Ede, however, said the vaccine would also work for other continent when unveiled. He said the study, which led to the discovery of…

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Workers Rights Group Supports Resident Doctors Strike

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers Rights (CDWR) gives its full support and solidarity to the nationwide strike of doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) which commenced on Monday 15 June 2020 after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum. We call on the government to meet the doctors’ demands immediately and unconditionally. We call on the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), other health care unions as well as the labour centres (NLC, TUC and ULC) to back the doctors’ action and be prepared to engage…

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Health Minister: Coronavirus Won’t Go Soon But We’ve Response Plan

The Nigerian government says it is developing a three-year action plan for its response to the pandemic. It also said it is not yet safe to reopen schools and other places where large gatherings could take place. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire told journalists that the pandemic “will be with us for a long time and we shall keep learning as we go along”. He said the response plan covers the short, middle and long term effect of the pandemic. Tracing, testing and case management will also be driven by data…

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Coronavirus: Health Minister Explains Kano’s Strange Deaths

Health minister Osagie Ehanire has said that up to 60% of nearly 1,000 unexplained deaths in the Kano State were probably due to COVID-19. An investigative team reached the conclusion after looking into a spike in deaths across Kano state in April and early May – mostly among elderly people with pre-existing health conditions. Some died in hospitals but more than half died at home. There have been similar unexplained spikes in other states across northern Nigeria. With low testing rates and Africa’s largest population, experts fear the virus could…

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CACOVID Donates N250m Medical Equipment To Oyo Isolation Centre 

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has described as indispensable roles being played by the private sector led Coalition Against Covid-19, (CACOVID) in the fight against the pandemic saying the initiative of the private sector group was well thought out. The governor who was represented by his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan, was speaking weekend at the handover of medical equipment worth N250 million to the state at the Saki isolation center in Oyo state. He assured that when completed, the coronavirus treatment facility in Saki area of the state will be an…

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COVID-19: Lagos Begins Home-Based Treatment Of Patients In 2 Weeks

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state home-based treatment for COVID-19 patients will begin in the next two to three weeks. Abayomi made this known on Friday in Lagos while giving the state’s COVID-19 update. He said that the strategies for home/community-based management of COVID-19 patients would be defined and start soon. The commissioner said that the move was to enable the state government to concentrate on patients that were critically sick and to reduce pressure on bed spaces at the isolation facilities. He maintained…

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Dentist Recommend Tips To Combat Bad Breathe While Using Face Masks

A Consultant Family Dentist, Dr Celestine Uyanwanne, says dealing with the underlying cause of bad breath, also known as halitosis, may be observed by use of face masks. Uyanwanne, who is also the Medical Director (MD), Celon Dental Clinic, said on Friday in Lagos that wearing face masks could not cause halitosis but may aggravate an existing problem for the user. ”An Online Medical Resource, www.webmd.com, says bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. According to…

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