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Isaac Adewole1 1The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has reiterated the commitment of Federal Government towards the elimination of viral hepatitis in Nigeria by 2021. Isaac-Adewole The Minister made this statement at a press briefing to commemorate the 2017 World Hepatitis Day with theme ‘’Eliminate Hepatitis’’, in Abuja. Adewole who noted that the First Global Health Sector Strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021, which was approved during the Sixty- Ninth World Health Assembly in 2016, added that there was need for all stakeholders to take proactive steps of knowing their status by getting tested and finally seek for treatment to reduce needless deaths from this preventable and treatable infection.

IMG ivac4pThe National Drug Distribution Guidelines is set to take off in Nigeria under which drug sellers in every community would operate from a central location.

The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this on Monday in Lagos during a visit to the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, to solicit his support for the Coordinated Warehouse Centre in Lagos state. With the creation of the centres, government plans to move all drug traders from open drug markets to one location, as part of the fight against counterfeit drugs.

NHIS logo 2The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) came under focus in the last few weeks following allegations of fraud levelled against its Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, and his eventual suspension with eight other officials by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. Already, a 14-member probe panel has been set up to investigate the allegations against Yusuf and to scrutinize the activities of the agency to expose the extent of rot in the scheme.

Health worker attending to a malaria patient illustrative photoBauchi State Government has commenced the distribution of 198, 345 doses of malaria drugs and equipment to 222 health facilities to reduce the burden of malaria in the state.

The Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AID, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, (BACATMA), Dr Mansur Dada, on Thursday said this in Bauchi at the inauguration of exercise.

Nigerian PrisonThe Plateau chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) on Wednesday organised a one-day free medical outreach for inmates of Jos Prison, treating 800 inmates of various illnesses.

Dr Daniel Meshak, NMA chairman in Plateau, said that the outreach was to complement government’s effort in ensuring that inmates had access to comprehensive health services.

resident doctorsThe National Association of Resident Doctors has expressed its frustration over the inability of the federal government to train and ensure the welfare of its members.

The National President of the association, John Onyebueze, who said this during the National Executive Council meeting held in Calabar on Wednesday, added that federal government’s insincerity has often forced resident doctors to express indifference toward patients’ conditions.

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For failing to appear before them to clear suspicions on the suspension of Executive Secretary of  National Insurance Health Scheme, NHIS,  the House of Representatives, yesterday, threatened to issue a warrant of arrest against Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole. 
 
The lawmakers also said there would be no consideration of budget of the NHIS henceforth.

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