800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding globally each year, says Health Commissioner

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The  Commissioner for Health in Ekiti, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, says no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding yearly across the globe. Filani said  this at a news conference to commemorate the 2020 edition of the breastfeeding week on Thursday in Ado Ekiti. According to him, poor breastfeeding is largely responsible for the high […]

Mrs Akeredolu advocates Tele medicine for cancer patients

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By Ojo Oluwafemi Wife of the Ondo State Governor Mrs Betty Akeredolu, has advocated the use of Tele medicine to diagnose and treat cancer patients in order to avoid future occurrences of a situation where patients couldn’t access medical care due to uncontrollable circumstances as witnessed during the COVID-19 lockdown. Mrs Akeredolu disclosed this on […]

Benue Govt. explains how its CACOVID-19 palliatives were found in Kano

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The Benue State Government on Wednesday explained how CACOVID-19 palliatives meant for the state were found in Kano State. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mrs. Ngunan Addingi made the disclosure while briefing newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting in Makurdi. Addingi said that the State Government was not involved in the […]

60,000 volunteers receive Chinese COVID-19 vaccines during phase-3 trials

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A total of 60,000 volunteers have received Chinese COVID-19 vaccines during phase-3 clinical trials, and no severe side effects have been reported, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. Four Chinese vaccine candidates have entered international phase-3 clinical trials. They are so far progressing well and have initially proven safe, said Tian Baoguo with the Ministry […]

FCT to digitalise health records

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The FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) has called for the adoption of the Electronic Health Records (e-health) to ease the digitalisation of health records, especially among Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities. The Acting Secretary, HHSS, Dr Muhammad Kawu, made the call on Monday in Abuja during a validation meeting of the ‘End Term […]

COVID-19: Unstable electricity supply hampering treatments – Mamora

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The Ministry of Health has said that erratic electricity supply is hampering the nation’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) responses. Sen Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health, who stated this on Monday in Abuja at the joint briefing of the task force, explained that epileptic power supply had affected sensitive medical equipment resulting in the disruption […]