Commonwealth doctors seek more investment in health workers’ care, safety

By Chioma Obinna As the world marks the 2020 World Patient Safety Day (WPSD),  with the theme: “Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety.” the Commonwealth Medical Association, CMA, has called on governments and other stakeholders to make greater investments and sustained commitments to the working conditions, occupational health and safety of healthcare workers….

COVID-19: It is premature to say Nigeria is flattening curve — Experts

Say country’s sampling system has collapsed By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale A renowned molecular biology laboratory expert, Dr Casmier Ifeanyi on Monday cautioned Nigerians against jubilating over a statement credited to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 that the country was gradually flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, Nigeria was not yet…

COVID-19: PTF warns against neglect of protocols

PTF on COVID-19 Chairman, Boss Mustapha. The Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19, has warned against perceived neglect of the non-pharmaceutical protocols and other measures aimed at tackling the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. The PTF chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the warning at…

Tigernut: Inexpensive yet nutritious

By Mutiat Alli There is no doubt that Tigernut are one of the cheapest African snack foods often sold by the Hausa in different parts of Nigeria. In Nigeria, the Igbo call it ‘imumu’ while the Hausa call it ‘Aya’ and the Yoruba call it ‘ofio’. Various studies have shown that tiger nut milk contains…

COVID-19: It’s premature to say Nigeria is flattening curve — Experts

Say country’s sampling system has collapsed By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale A renowned molecular biology laboratory expert, Dr Casmier Ifeanyi on Monday cautioned Nigerians against jubilating over a statement credited to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 that the country was gradually flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic , saying, Nigeria was not…

OOOUTH doctors suspend strike

  The Association of Resident Doctors ARD OOUTH) has suspended its industrial action after reaching an agreement with the state government over its demands. This was stated in a communique to Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun jointly signed by the President of the association, Dr. Popoola Abiodun, and the General Secretary, Dr. Osundara Adewale after an…

JOHESU Suspends Warning Strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has suspended its seven-day Nationwide warning strike. Daily Times recalls that the health workers had embarked on the warning strike on September 14 following the failure of the government to meet their demands. The National President, Biobékentóye Josiah, in a statement, said the health workers comprising five unions under…

Health Workers suspend warning strike

Accuse Govt of using faceless groups to harass them Plans expanded NEC over Govt discrimination against JOHESU By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Health Workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, JOHESU, on Sunday announced the suspension of the seven days warning strike they embarked on. The Health…