Heart Disease: Death rate in men doubles after 40, says Cardiologist
A professor at the College of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Janet Ajuluchukwu, has said men have more heart problems than women with death rates doubling after age 40.
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…
Ebola: Tracking Nigeria’s readiness for another outbreak
With the lack of vaccines for Ebola Viral Disease (EVD); unavailability of personal protective equipment; huge shortfall in budgetary allocation to the health sector, as well as, inadequate funding...
Group seeks end to oxygen levy for cancer patients at LUTH
The Children with Cancer Intervention Initiative (CCII), a not-for-profit organisation, has called for end to collection of oxygen levy from children suffering from cancer admitted to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Indian clinic holds sickle cell anemia treatment awareness
BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) at the weekend held an awareness to educate people on sickle cell anemia, blood disorders, blood cancer and the treatment. It took place at the National Sickle Cell Center, opposite Lagos University Teaching Hospital ...
We are practicing medicine in a depressed economy - Bello
As a young boy, Sunday Ohiwere Bello dreamed of becoming a banker. But a change of school made him realise he could better in science. Today, he is a haematologist at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where he is a part of a workforce that have dedicated their own lives to save other lives in…
CIS’ Volt club donates 200 mastectomy pillows to LUTH’s breast clinic
A representative of the President of the Club, Dopuala Benibo, at the official presentation of the equipment, said: “One of the goals of the club is to identify needs in immediate communities and to make a difference through communal engagement.
SWF, ministry sign MoU for $20m cancer, kidney centres
The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), operators of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) and the Ministry of Health have signed an agreement to provide tertiary health care...
Medical students donate 500 pints of blood for sickle cell children at LUTH
Worried by the challenge of blood transfusion for children with cancer and sickle cell, the Association of Medical Student University of Lagos (AMSUL) has organised a blood drive exercise to generate pints of blood from the university students.
LUTH revamps accident, emergency facility to boost research
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has launched an ultra-modern accident and emergency centre that would improve healthcare delivery, enhance trainings and research. The LUTH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Chris Bode said that the revamped centre would provide quality care and reduce pressure on the ward. Bode, who was represented by the hospital’s Deputy…