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PAMO Head officeAs part of plans to address the high demand for admission into medical schools in Nigeria,PAMO University of Medical Sciences, described as the country’s first private medical university,was last weekend inaugurated in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The university, consisting of eight faculties, including Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Postgraduate Studies, among others, hopes to bring improvement in medical education and health services to the country.

01edc840 reps2The House of Representatives yesterday passed amendment of the Orthopedic Hospital Management  Board Act through Second reading. The bill which seeks to amend sections 1(1), 2(4), 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 12(1), 13(1), 14(3) and 15, as well as the first schedule of the Principal Act and, change the date of the submission of annual estimates to the Minister and increase some penalties.

Lassa Fever 1 281x158As part of efforts to contain an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria that has infected up to 450 people in 17 states within five weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO), on Tuesday, announced it is scaling up its response to the outbreak.

The WHO, in a statement, said between January 1 and February 4, nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of which 132 are laboratory confirmed Lassa fever. Of these, 43 deaths were reported, including 37 that were lab confirmed.

WORKING DOCTORMedical professionas in the private health sector have decried lack of government support as well as exclusion from its reform plans. This was disclosed at the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), Annual State Executive Council Workshop, in partnership with developmental partners.

The medical professional stated that despite the huge contribution of about 60 to 70 percent from the private sector organisations to the health system in Nigeria, government has refused to render its support or create an enabling environment for the sector to thrive.

c9d56e28 nigerian doctors on dutyNo fewer than 447 of the 686 foreign trained doctors who wrote the assessment test of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) failed. The Federal Government decried the poor performance of the foreign trained medical and dental graduates as only 249 were successful in the examination conducted in November 2017. Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, said in Abuja on Thursday at the induction of the 243 successful medical doctors and six dental graduates that participated at the remedial course and assessment.

Yusuf Usman NHISThe recent reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, stirred nationwide controversy and left some staff of the agency bemused.

Some of the staff protested at the premises of the agency Thursday last week when Mr. Yusuf reported back to his office. During the protest, the workers complained about alleged highhandedness of Mr. Yusuf  before his suspension.

PIX 4502The Lagos State Government on Wednesday handed over a Mobile Cancer Centre for the diagnosis and treatment of residents afflicted with cancer-related diseases as well as increase advocacy to prevent the spread of the scourge.

Governor Akinwumi Ambode, who spoke while handing over the facility to the representatives of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), a nongovernmental organisation in the forefront of cancer awareness, at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said it was in fulfillment of a promise he made in June 2016 to join the fight against cancer.

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