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  • Prof Olokoba

    Don seeks more funding for the health sector

    …laments dearth of specialists in gastrointestinal diseases By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin A lecturer at the Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin, Prof Abdulfatai Olokoba, has lamented the shortage of specialists in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases in the country. Professor Olokoba attributed this shortage to the underfunding of the health sector in Nigeria. Olokoba also called for the establishment of gastrointestinal…

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    African Dyslexia Dialogue 2022: Otudeko, others speak on importance of early diagnosis for those living with Dyslexia

    At the second edition of the Africa Dyslexia Dialogue held recently, Tomi Otudeko, Head, Corporate Services, Honeywell Group spoke extensively on the learning difficulty – dyslexia; early diagnosis, working and delivering excellent results with the condition, as well as leading high performing teams. Other panelists include Olayide Odediran, Executive Director, Dyslexia Nigeria; Wana Udobong, writer, filmmaker, and journalist; Natalie Brooks,…

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    St. Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association moves ailing Henry Nwosu to LASUTH

    St. Finbarr’s College Old Boys Association has transferred the ailing former Super Eagles player, Henry Nwosu to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), for treatment with the support of the Lagos State government. Nwosu, the youngest member of Nigeria’s 1980 AFCON winning Green Eagles, is down with stroke and recently appealed to the public to come to his aid…

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    Bottled drinks exposed to sunlight cancerous-LASCOPA GM

    Lagos State government may soon ban the sale of plastic bottled drinks exposed to sunlight. General Manager, Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), Mr Afolabi Solebo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos on Friday. Solebo said bottled drinks exposed to sunlight are dangerous to human health as they are cancerous. “Plastic bottled drinks…

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    Ogun seals four private hospitals, reads riot act to others 

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Ogun State government has sealed four hospitals for various infractions, warning owners of private facilities to uphold the expected standard of practice required by law or face strict sanctions.  The sealed hospitals include Ise Oluwa Hospital, Obada, Rainmond Hospital, Papalanto, Divine Glory Hospital, Papalanto, and Ise Oluwa Hospital Annex, Papalanto.  Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker,…

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    PCN seals 26 pharmacies, 316 patent medicine shops in Ogun

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 342 premises across the three senatorial district in Ogun State over non-compliance with standard and other offences. The sealed premises which included 26 pharmacies and 316 patent medicine shops were sanctioned by the PCN during an enforcement exercise in Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ijebu Ode, Mowe, Ibafo, Ilaro and other locations…

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  • Another suspected case of Monkeypox discovered in Osun

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Another suspected case of Monkeypox has been discovered in Osun State. The first suspected case of the disease was said to have been discovered in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government of the State. On Monday, another suspected case was discovered in Osogbo, the state capital. It was gathered that a 14-year old boy with a symptom…

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    University of Abuja Teaching Hospital warns of Marbug disease outbreak

    The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital has warned of the outbreak of Marbug disease in the community. The hospital management in a statement by the Deputy Director of Information, Sani Suleiman also said that the number of COVID-19 cases within the community has increased. Marburg virus is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member…

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  • OOUTH gets new pediatric surgical facility

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The Ogun State government has launched a state-of-the-art pediatric surgical facility at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, to cater for children after surgery.  Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, while commissioning the 12-bedded ward, which was facilitated by an alumnus of the institution, Dr. Muyiwa Abdul, said the project is a reflection of…

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    Kwara records first case of monkey pox in Edu LG

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara Kwara State Ministry of Health on Thursday confirmed the first case of monkey pox in the state.  This follows rigorous efforts of the surveillance and response team that had been activated since the index case was reported in the country in March, 2022. Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq confirmed this in a statement in Ilorin,…

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