Doctors seek minister’s intervention over looming strike
Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have urged the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to intervene and avert disruption of services at the institution.
The Yusuf Saga
The Professor Usman Yusuf saga is obviously sapping the energy and the health of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of which he is the Executive Secretary.
Reps probe Chinese ‘body part’ drugs in Nigeria
The House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate investigation into claims that Chinese drugs manufacturers might be smuggling medicines...
Police storm NHIS office, teargas staff, reinstate Yusuf
• NANS vows to paralyse activities on premises today • PDP criticises presidency for alleged complicity The embattled executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, resumed work yesterday in defiance of a directive by the agency’s governing council. The council’s chairman, Dr Ifene Enyantu, had on Thursday announced the sanction, following…
Minister at FMC reiterates commitment to revitalise sector
The Minister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has emphasised government’s commitment to improve the nation’s heathcare. He made the remark during his visit to Federal Medical Centre Ebute-Metta and meeting with medical directors across the country stating...
Handwashing with soap may be more effective than any vaccine, says minister
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said that washing the hands with soap can prevent transmission of variety of pathogens, as it may be more effective than any vaccine or hygiene practice.
58 years of poor health services, outcomes
Nigeria, on Monday October 1, 2018, marked her 58th Independence anniversary. While the country keeps increasing in population size, with an estimated growth of over 180 million people, which positions Nigeria as the most populous black country and giant of Africa,....
The laziness of the Nigerian elite
One thing can be said about the Buhari administration: it does not shy away from explaining why the social and economic challenges of ordinary citizens is not its problem.
Government unable to solve healthcare problem, says NMA president
It is no longer news to the Nigerian system that any new government that takes over power promises to place healthcare as priority among other sectors in the country.Nigeria’s health situation continues to be of growing concern with various statistics revealing the country...