Health

Rising youth heart attack in Nigeria spurs cardiac care revamp

A troubling increase in heart attacks among young people has prompted initiatives to enhance cardiac care capabilities in Nigerian hospitals. Leading public and private tertiary hospitals are forging unusual partnerships to enable clinical skills transfer and optimal use of technology to tackle the rising prevalence of coronary heart diseases among Nigerians below 50. With a […]

TB is still misdiagnosed as typhoid fever and malaria in children

Professor Regina Oladokun is the Vice Chair of the National Tuberculosis Programme’s Child TB Steering Committee and the President of the Nigerian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. In this interview with SADE OGUNTOLA, she discusses the value of early childhood TB diagnosis and treatment as well as the uniqueness of the disease in children. WhAT does […]

Silent crisis: 6m Nigerians have thyroid disease, say experts

Despite the prevalence of thyroid disease in Nigeria, awareness of the disease has remained low even as the patients encounter challenges seeking treatment due to the unavailability of proper drugs. This is coming as experts say that about 300 million people live with this condition in the world while two to six million Nigerians are […]

Epileptic power supply: lce-block sellers now take to freezing chemicals

Nigerians have now come to terms with the various disruptions in the nation’s economy and are focused on immediate solutions for survival. This has been the lot of many businesses, and even the ice sellers are not left out. Many people who deal in selling raw frozen food products have either embraced smoking, frying or […]

Reps Want Free Medical Treatment For Pregnant Women

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Health to issue a directive for provision of free medical treatment for pregnant women during and after delivery in public healthcare institutions across the country. The house mandated its committee on healthcare services and healthcare institutions to invite the Minister of Health “to propose […]

Lagos to establish essential medicine agency for distribution of essential drugs

Lagos State Government has announced plans to establish the Lagos State Essential Medicines Agency (LSEMA) to ensure seamless management and distribution of essential medicines within the state. State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during a ministerial news conference in Alausa, Ikeja on Wednesday. He explained that the establishment of LSEMA represents a […]

Ajeromi gas explosion: Lagos records 11 deaths, foots medical bills of survivors

Lagos State Government has disclosed that out of the 33 affected victims of the recent tragic gas explosion in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government area of the state, 11 fatalities wee recorded in the incident. This came as goverment has taken full responsibility for the medical expenses of the affected surviving victims. Commissioner for Health, Professor […]

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