A British consortium formed by a group of aerospace, automotive and engineering firms to build ventilators for the country’s health service said on Sunday it would end after delivering over 13,000 devices. VentilatorChallengeUK said its production had more than doubled the stock of ventilators available for use in the National...
The face-off between the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Cross River chapter and the state governor has continued, with the association declaring that it would withdraw its services from all medical facilities in the state and proceed on an “indefinite strike”. This was relayed in a letter addressed to the Minister...
The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region’s first authorised therapy to treat the virus. The move comes just a week after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave...
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has commended the BUA Group for donating three ambulance buses to the Kwara State Government A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday in Ilorin said the donation came two months after the conglomerate donated N100 million to the state’s COVID-19...
The National Hospital, Gwarimpa Hospital and three other high-profile healthcare facilities in Abuja, the nation's capital have rejected a sick businesswoman, citing lack of bed space. The woman, 60s, was taken to the hospitals for proper medical attention, after she suddenly fell ill at an unnamed hotel in Gwarimpa, a...
New U.S. coronavirus cases could more than double to 100,000 per day if the current surge spirals further out of control, the government’s top infectious disease expert warned on Tuesday, although he was “cautiously optimistic” a vaccine would be available early next year. California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as...
The novel coronavirus, now spreading through the smaller towns of Brazil’s interior, risks returning to major cities in a so-called “boomerang effect,” as a lack of specialized medical treatment forces patients into larger urban centers. The impact of a potential second wave of new cases in urban centers could complicate...
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned Nigerians not to mistake the lifting of restrictions on lockdown for the end of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Obasanjo gave the warning at the 2020 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture held at the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta on Friday, while speaking on “COVID-19...
President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate the Obamacare law introduced by his predecessor that added millions to the healthcare safety net but has been a major political controversy. Government advocate Noel Francisco argued in a filing late on Thursday that the Affordable Care Act...
Sanitation and hygiene solution company SATO has introduced its new hand-washing solution, the ‘SATO Tap’. The social business, which aims to solve water, sanitation and hygiene problems by providing affordable and easy-to-install sanitation systems to local communities around the world, introduced the product on Tuesday. “The COVID-19 situation underscores the vast...
The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has debunked news making the rounds that it received N118million from the Oyo State Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital’s spokesperson Toye Akinrinlola, refuted the claim in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ibadan. “The attention of the management of the University College...
The management of Polaris Bank says it has disbursed billions to support the growth of the Nigerian health sector through tailor-made banking products. The bank said its drive was further re-enforced by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N100billion health sector support fund set aside to help cushion the effect of...
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says it will hold its 11th teleconference on Wednesday to review the grievances of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). This was contained in a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of the forum, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja on Monday. Bello-Barkindo said...
Media practitioner in Taraba State have been urged to go the extra mile to turn out key messages that will assist in promoting and supporting the health and well-being of Tarabans and Nigerians. The call was made by the Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency (TAPHCDA), through a statement...
The cutting-edge blood component extractor machine just donated to the Lagos State government has been described as a timely intervention to aid the recovery of novel coronavirus patients. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the machine would support passive immunisation of COVID-19 patients with the extraction of...