Wash your hands for infection control
As Global Hand washing Day is observed tomorrow, proper hand hygiene has been described as one of the most important infection control activities.
LUTH begins massive renewal to meet demand pressure
As part of efforts to cope with the pressure of demand and influx of patients, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Idi-Araba has embarked on massive infrastructure and services renewal. LUTH, a tertiary hospital established fifty-six years ago to care for all-inclusive medical needs of Nigerians has earned a reputation as the leading health care…
Cold season: Warm clothing, hydration good for children
Kids need extra care during rainy season to keep off infections and diseases. As the cold weather persists, children’s health is likely to be affected. So, what should parents do to prevent their children from suffering typical seasonal illnesses?
Minister under pressure to account for budget on LUTH, others
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been asked to provide information about the spending of allocations to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, and other health facilities across the country.
Fruit juices: Go for fresh homemade
As more fruit juices for children are making their way into the market, kids to take them as snacks or supplement during meals. Some parents consider such juices...
LUTH, FMC, others in humanitarian crisis, report indicates
Humanitarian crisis, corruption and mismanagement at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, have resulted in unhygienic conditions, severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies in the hospital. Two other Federal Government hospitals in Lagos-the National Orthopedic Hospital Igbobi (NOHIL) and Federal Medical Centre (FMC)- are also trapped in the rot, making it difficult…
Amid soaring cost, affordable healthcare still elusive in states
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), established by the Federal Government under Act 35 of 1999, was set up with the objective of making healthcare accessible and affordable to millions of Nigerians.
Dr. Omolola Salako is an expert in radiation oncology, specialising in the treatment of breast, head and neck cancer, brachytherapy, economics of cancer and other solid adult tumours.
At LUTH, patients say it’s healthcare with tears
“Before my father died on Sunday, I called the attention of the nurse when he suddenly showed some discomfort but the nurse gave no attention till my father died, just like that,” Titi Adebayo lamented tearfully. She added that getting the corpse out of the hospital is another herculean task.
It is not all tears in spite of challenges
Prof Chris Bode is a consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba. Bode spoke with CHUKWUMA MUANYA on the many challenges faced by the foremost hospital and what the management is doing to overcome them. There are usually long queues at LUTH and patients most times have…