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NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals

NMA raises alarm as 900 doctors resign from UCH, Lagos hospitals

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter on Thursday said the exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, said in Lagos that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per

Excess Sugar, Not Cause Of Diabetes – Scientists

Common belief that diabetes is  a condition  caused by excessive consumption of sugar or certain types of foods were  dismissed by scientists who spoke at an event to observe the World Diabetes Day (WDD) on Tuesday. The scientists made the clarifications at a capacity building workshop on Diabetes with the theme “Equipping Present-day Journalists for

Baba Sala down with a stroke, cries for help

Veteran comedian, Moses Olaiya, popularly known as Baba Sala, has solicited the financial support of well-meaning Nigerians for him to be able to take care of his health. The comedian, who sank into the background after enjoying patronage and limelight for decades, is said to be suffering from a stroke. At a briefing held on

How I survived an open heart surgery in London-Anenih

….Donates wheelchair ambulances to Geriatric Centre at UCH Former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih said yesterday that his recovery, two years ago, after an open heart surgery in the United Kingdom was a miracle. Anenih said that the surgeons who performed the operation on him

National Hospital to conduct free cleft surgery on 100 – Consultant

The National Hospital, Abuja says it will carry out free cleft surgery on no fewer than 100 children with cleft lips and palate to commemorate its “Cleft Week,’’ 2017. Dr Charles Ononiwu, Consultant Facial Surgeon and Coordinator of the hospital’s Cleft Care Team, disclosed this on Wednesday during a road walk which is part of

Second Republic VP, Dr. Alex Ekwueme Airlifted For Medical Treatment Abroad

Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was on Sunday morning flown abroad for medical treatment. Ekwueme has been hospitalised for about three weeks at Memphys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu, and it was learnt that doctors advised that he should not be moved abroad until his condition improves. A white air ambulance, with registration number N605

Buhari Appoints Senator Adeyeye’s Wife, Prof. Christianah Adeyeye as DG of NAFDAC

Professor Moji Adeyeye, the wife of Senator Olusola Adeyeye representing Osun Central Senatorial district at the National Assembly, has been appointed as the new DG of NAFDAC by President Mohammadu Buhari. Mrs. Adeyeye, founder of Drugs for AIDS and HIV Patients, a nonprofit organization committed to prevention, education, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS children in

Banky W survives skin cancer surger

Nigerian R&b singer, rapper, actor and writer, Oluwabankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W, has survived cancer of the skin and he recently had his third surgery. The ace singer, shared the news via his Instagram page on Thursday, where he disclosed how he battled with the disease for ten years. He wrote “A wise