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In Osun, Mother and Child Health Suffers Neglect

In Osun, Mother and Child Health Suffers Neglect

From Raheemat Adeniran I decided to seek antenatal care at the State Hospital, Ede after my family’s recent relocation to the state. That was my first delivery in the state. My two previous pregnancies and births were managed at a military hospital in Ibadan where I was managed as a civilian patient. It was my

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Edo has so far lost 27 to COVID-19, records 28 new cases – Obaseki

Insists on strict enforcement of regulations spelt out in gazette for political activities. The Edo State Government has announced two new deaths resulting from coronavirus (COVID-19) complications and the discharge of 16 more patients, who have tested negative to the virus and cleared from the state’s isolation centres. The state also recorded 28 new cases


To Decongest Morgues, Ondo Gives 30-days Window for Families to Bury their Dead

Following the congestion in mortuaries by non-coronavirus related corpses, Ondo State Government has ordered that burial can now take place in the state. Wahab Adegbenro, the State Commissioner for health who said this on Saturday, in Akure the State Capital, made it clear that such funerals must take place within the next 30 days, after which the

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The World Celebrates Hand Hygiene Day

The World Health Organization, WHO celebrates the annual World Hand  Hygiene Day, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. With the celebration, it aims to recognize nurses and midwives as front-line heroes who deserve acknowledgment and appreciation, and highlight their critical roles in infection prevention under the slogan,  “Save Lives, Clean your hands”. According to WHO,  the

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Antiviral Drug for COVID-19 Excites Ihekweazu, NCDC DG

Advises review of anti-quarantine law be put on hold The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, is excited about the prospect of an antiviral drug, Remdesivir, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, FDA, United States of America for the treatment of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 which has been ravaging

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Hope Rises for COVID-19 Patients as Catholic Monks in Edo Develop Cure

As the search for cure for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19 continues, the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories, Ewu, in Esan Central local government area of Edo State managed by the Oblates of St Benedictine’s Catholic Monks has announced the development of an herbal medicine, “CVD PLUS” for the cure of the virus infection. The

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We Were Not Invited to Inspect Consignment of Rice to Oyo State – Adeyeye, NAFDAC DG

As the Oyo State consignment of rice from the Federal Government as part of palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown remains enmeshed in controversy, the Director-General of the Nigeria Agency for Food, Drugs and Administration Control, NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye has said the agency was not in a position to explain what went

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Hope Rises for COVID-19 Cure

Hope surges around the world as Remdesivir is proving effective against coronavirus. Optimism is welling up in United States with the promising returns from Remdesivir, an investigational antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, which is on clinical trials. A Chicago hospital using the drug in the treatment of severe COVID-19 patients has reported rapid recoveries. About

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Who Will Save Gombe From Erosion?

From Mohammed Ali They have since given up hope for any respite from the authorities, in spite of their endless years of cries for succour. Of course, past administrations in the state had done what they could to address the situation with the available resources at their disposal, to no avail. It was one problem

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Uduaghan Mourns…As Tony Obuh, Former Political Aide Dies at 62

Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has expressed grief and shock on the death of Anthony Chucks Obuh, whom he said served him diligently and faithfully, first as Director in the office of Secretary to the State Government, and Permanent Secretary, Government House, Asaba.  Obuh, a former governorship aspirant on the platform

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