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NHISLess than 5% of Nigerians covered by NHIS, says Official. The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has commenced the re-accreditation of 57 Health Management Organisations (HMOs) to boost healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Victor Amadi, the General Manager Standard and Quality Assurance, NHIS, made this known while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.
Journalists recalls that in July, the House of Representatives had earlier asked the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to suspend the re-reaccreditation of the HMOs.

lifestyle clinicGOOD news for Nigerians prone to  common health issues and disorders  related to lifestyle such as  diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, stroke , cancer etc., as the 1st lifestyle clinic in the country – Grover Medical’s Lifestyle Clinic, in collaboration with Artemis Hospitals Gurgaon, India – made its debut in Lagos recently.

INAUGURATION: Guests at the inauguration ceremony of Grover Medical’s Lifestyle Clinic and Artemis Hospital, made its debut in Lagos. Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, the Medical Director, Dr Mrs Arvinder Grover, said the  Clinic has been established as a special purposed vehicle to drive the campaign and necessity for preventive health through effective lifestyle modification and clinical management.

2017 9largeimg14 Sep 2017 134917980Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has disclosed that the state Drug Revolving Scheme has recorded a turnover of over N80 million in less than two years. 

‎He disclosed this in Bauchi Thursday while outlining his administration's achievements in the health sector at the formal launch of ‎Resources for the Awareness of Impact of Population on development (RAPID) project.

National HospitalThe Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has appealed to the leadership of the Joint Health Staff Union, JOHESU, not to embark on its planned industrial action. The appeal came on Wednesday, a few hours after the association threatened to begin a nationwide strike on September 20.

JOHESU said the planned action was due to government’s failure to meet its demands.

immunizationThe incidence of measles among children under the age of five increased more than two-fold in the northern part of Nigeria between 2014 and 2016, a survey has revealed. This was revealed just as UNICEF said the country has the highest number of children in the world not immunised with the first dose of measles vaccine.

The Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said a surveillance data shows that measles incidence among children under five years increased in the northern part of Nigeria from 190 million in 2014 to 527 million in 2016.

marshal abubakar NAF CHIEFThe Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Thursday said it had commenced another round of medical outreach programme in Borno. The Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

According to Adesanya, the new round of medical outreach programme was primarily aimed at enhancing available NAF medical facilities and personnel at the Medical Centre of NAF 105 Composite Group (CG), in Maiduguri.

download 1The Joint Health Sector Unions is planning to be the latest Union to down tools. JOHESU says it will call its affiliates to begin a nationwide strike next Wednesday, after government failed to meet their demands.

The demands include: payment of arrears of specialist allowances and upgrade of their members due for promotion.

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