Government provides health insurance for retirees, 15m elderly persons
The Federal Government has inaugurated a ministerial committee on the provision of health insurance for retirees and about 15 million elderly persons in the country.
Avoid frivolous trips to vulnerable nations, PTF warns Nigerians
The Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to avoid non-essential travels, especially foreign ones to vulnerable countries.
138 corps members test positive for COVID-19
No fewer than 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who made the disclosure during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.....
Aisha Buhari seeks global support to end TB in Nigeria
Disturbed by high mortalities from tuberculosis (TB) and deadliness of the ailment, wife of the President, Hajia Aisha Buhari, has appealed for global support to end the epidemic in Nigeria.
FG fears surge in COVID-19 cases as schools reopen
The Federal Government has expressed fear over a possible surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, as schools and businesses begin to open and as travels begin to pick up.
FG moves to strengthen primary, secondary healthcare systems
The Federal government is working with the state governments to overhaul secondary healthcare institutions in the country in order to ensure better value chain in the health sector.
Pharmacists, nurses, others begin indefinite strike today over welfare
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) are, today, embarking on an indefinite strike after a 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands. Membership of both bodies constitutes 70 per cent of workers in hospitals, including pharmacists, nurses, medical laboratory scientists and physiotherapists. The strikers are…
Resident doctors strike ill-timed, ill-advised, says FG
• Urges NARD members to return to work • ‘Routine services must be maintained’ The Federal Government has described as ill-timed and ill-advised the ongoing strike by the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) at a time that the country is battling with the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement in Abuja yesterday, Minister of Health,…
Concerns over doctors’ indefinite strike today
Experts have raised health concerns as the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) begins an indefinite strike today.The notice was at the weekend served on the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and chief medical directors/medical directors
Nigeria receives samples of COVID-19 vaccine from Russia
The Nigerian government on Friday received samples of COVID-19 vaccine from Russia. Russia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, delivered the samples to Nigeria's health minister Osagie Ehanire during a visit to Abuja. Ehanire said the vaccine would be quickly referred to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as well as…