Ganduje’s Covid-19 response strategy and the challenges  By  Muhammad Garba

While one is filled with hope that it is relatively safe now to say that the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is tenaciously fighting the war against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, given the numerous measures adopted to cushion the impact of the ravaging disease, the response strategy, right from the beginning, is faced with many unnerving challenges. This is in view of the fact that the virus is a new challenge to the global health and particularly to developing nations like ours. Some have even predicted that Kano, given…

CORPS HEALTH: NYSC rejigs partnership with NHIS

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has reiterated his administration’s commitment to effective healthcare services for Corps Members during their service year. He commended the inclusion of Corps Members in the National Health Insurance Scheme, described it as another laudable programme of the Federal Government. Ibrahim stated this in his office during a courtesy call by the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Dr Mohammad Nasiru Gambo and other Management Staff of the agency. The NHIS team was at the NYSC NDHQ for the presentation of a report of the joint committee…

Chloroquine kills coronavirus in early stage, says NAFDAC DG

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) director general Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye on Tuesday said that pieces of evidence from reliable researches and reports showed that Chloroquine can kill COVID-19 virus at the early stage.   She stated that Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences Inc, has also been shown to kill the virus at late stages. The NAFDAC boss, however, noted that the cost for treating people with chloroquine was way cheaper than with Remdesivir. Remdesivir cost $2,500 to treat an average patient and Chloroquine is $10.…

MY COVID-19 STORY. – Segun Awolowo

It all started on a ‪Saturday morning‬ when I woke up to go for my usual walk, I got dressed and went downstairs and was consumed by extreme fatigue. I sat down, drank some water and watched TV wondering what was wrong with me. Then I ate a banana and drank more water trying to muster enough energy to go for my walk. I suddenly became a bit feverish so I was compelled to turn off the air conditioner. At this point I knew I had to call the doctor,…

NYSC to partner NBTS on voluntary safe blood donation

The National Youth Service Corp,NYSC has agreed to partner National Blood Transfusion Service ,NBTS in the dissemination of messages on blood safety and voluntary non – remunerated blood donation to the Nigerian public. This disclosure was made by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim when he played host to the National Coordinator of NBTS, Dr. Omale Joseph Amedu who was on a courtesy visit to the NYSC Director -General today in his office. Ibrahim, who eulogized successive batches of Corps Members on their contributions to national development, particularly the…

Women with fibroids can experience painful sex — Gynaecologist

A Specialised Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Abosede Lewu, says some women with fibroids can experience painful sex, painful mensuration and other devastating symptoms. Lewu, Team Lead at Girlsaide Initiative and Convener,  Keep All Mothers Alive Project, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday that symptoms of fibroids could be huge, stressful and sometimes devastating. NAN reports that July is Fibroid Awareness Month, a time set aside to bring attention to a common, yet under-discussed women’s health issue. Lewu described fibroids as abnormal growths of the muscles of the womb…

Gov Sani-Bello intensifies efforts to curb spread of COVID-19 in Niger state

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has called for the need for all deaths in the State to be reported and recorded henceforth at the closest health facility for burial protocol by the Ministry of health. The Governor stated this in a State-wide Broadcast at the Government House, Minna. The Governor said despite the State Government’s efforts at improving on the management of COVID-19 pandemic which has equally gulped huge resources, loss of lives to the Pandemic were on the increase. “A Pandemic that started as joke is really killing…

600 people in Bobi Grazing Reserve community benefit from free medical services

In giving back to the society especially the less privileged, a two day free medical outreach has been carri ed out on 600 locals living within the Bobi Grazing Reserve in Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State. The free health care Outreach which was at the instance of Hail Consortium,an Aminu Musa Abdullasalam (AMA) Foundation and one of the investors in the Grazing Reserve was carried out in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. The Head of the consortium, Alhaji Musa Abdulsalam explained that the two-day exercise was informed by…

Meet The World’s Only Combined Heart And Kidney Specialist Doctor Who Is A Nigerian

Dr. Olurotimi John Badero is a Nigerian-American physician; Interventional cardiologist and Interventional nephrologist who has been recognized as the world’s first and only fully trained cardio-nephrologist (heart and kidney specialist).   Olurotimi John Badero was born in Lagos, Nigeria and is the seventh of nine children. He had his education in Nigeria and after obtaining his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, he worked at General Hospital Isolo in Lagos to fulfill his one-year service requirement with the National Youth Service Corps. After this, he relocated to the United States…

Covid-19: Oyetola orders lockdown of four local government areas 

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has ordered the total lockdown of four of the local government areas of the state namely : Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West for seven days in the first instance. The decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the area. The lockdown is expected to commence on Tuesday, July 7, and it will be for one week in the first instance. However, if the compliance level is not encouraging, the government will…