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docThe Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has directed chief medical directors and medical directors of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of locum doctors to augment the services of consultants, National Youth Service Corps doctors and  medical doctors on internship pending the resolution of the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors.

The order was contained in a circular with Ref. No. C. 3132/Vol. V/116, addressed to all CMDs/MDs of federal tertiary health institutions across the country.

hospThe National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD ) yesterday commenced indefinite  industrial action over unpaid remuneration  and unsettled demands. The doctors made the resolve after several hours of closed door meeting with the federal government, which yielded ‘no result’.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP in an interview, president of the association,  Dr Onyebueze John said the Doctors had tabled their grievances before the federal government since 2013 and had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which are yet to be met.

Isaac ADeaths linked to Cholera outbreak in Borno Internally Displaced Person’s Camp (IDP) has risen to 20 from 14, as 319 suspected cases have been reported, the federal  government has said. In a press release,  the federal government yesterday said it  has established a treatment center in affected camps and environs in response to the Cholera outbreak in Borno State.

As revealed in the statement by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control(NCDC) the federal government said it is also strengthening access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the areas while Partners such as World Health Organisation  (WHO),United Nations Childrens Funds (UNICEF)and MSH and other humanitarian agencies are supporting through a cholera vaccination campaign.

Udom EmmanuelThe Akwa Ibom State Government has provided drugs for the treatment of people afflicted with renal diseases as part of its effort to check the increase in cases of kidney failure in the state The government also acquired some dialysis equipment for those in need of specialised treatment of renal diseases.

A kidney disease specialist at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Dr. Udeme Ekrikpo, who revealed this in Uyo on Wednesday, noted that the state government would also subsidise the cost of kidney disease treatment in the state.

LUTHThe Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has discharged 150 people that had been placed under surveillance for Lassa fever after two infected victims died at the institution earlier this month.

In a report by Vanguard, the hospital revealed this on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, stating that 40 other people are still being monitored for signs of infection.

Isaac Adewole2The Association of Resident Doctors on Wednesday stated its readiness to embark on an indefinite strike on Monday, September 4, 2017, over alleged failed promises by the Federal Government.
 
This was disclosed at a press conference in Kano.
Aaron MotsoalediSouth Africa’s Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, has mocked African leaders who seek medical attention outside the continent, a category President Muhammdu Buhari falls under.
 
He said the practice has become a major drain on their countries’ health expenditures. The minister said it was shameful that African leaders frequently seek medical care abroad while most of their countries have substandard facilities.

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