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Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of the Federal tertiary hospitals to immediately replace striking resident doctors in their hospitals with consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps. Resident doctors in Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7 over the Federal government’s failure […]

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Medical tribunal sanctions doctors over death of three-month-old baby

Two Nigerian medical doctors, Joseph Iyoha and Mukaila Oladipo, have been sanctioned by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal for their negligence that reportedly caused the death of a three-month-old baby named Peace Oluwole. Peace had developed symptoms of malaria and was rushed to the hospital where the doctors worked. She died and the family petitioned the […]

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FCT doctors declare indefinite strike

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, said they took the decision amid the […]

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The Nigerian Immigration Service has blocked 58 medical doctors from leaving the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos via a chartered flight today July 10

The Nigerian Immigration Service has blocked 58 medical doctors from leaving the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos via a chartered flight today July 10. A statement released by the Immigration spokesman, Sunday James, says the doctors had planned to sneak out of the country via the Lagos airport. James said 56 […]

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Doctors in Ogun to embark on three-days warning strike amidst COVID19 pandemic

Resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, are set to embark on a three-day warning strike starting from on Monday May 4th. In a letter jointly signed by the President and General Secretary of the Association, Popoola Mutiua and Osundara Tope, respectively, the doctors said they decided to embark on […]

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Test results of Chinese doctors who arrived the country to help in fight against Coronavirus is not yet ready – FG

The Federal Government has said that the results for the Coronavirus tests carried out on the 15-member Chinese medical team that arrived the country to help in the fight against the deadly disease, is not yet ready. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Adeleke Mamora disclosed this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task […]

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Coronavirus: FG did not invite Chinese doctors to Nigeria – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has dismissed claims of the federal government inviting Chinese doctors to help in the fight against Coronavirus in the country. The Minister who made the clarification while appearing on Channels TV’s News at 10, said the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) brought in the doctors to help the […]

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Coronavirus: Chinese doctors can’t attend to our patients – NMA, NARD

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) have announced that they won’t be allowing the Chinese doctors who just arrived the country to help in the fight against Coronavirus, to touch any of their patients. According to the associations, it will be unethical and illegal to allow […]

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Coronavirus: 15 Chinese doctors arrive Nigeria despite protest from Nigerian doctors

15 Chinese doctors have arrived Nigeria to help in the fight against Coronavirus. The doctors arrived the country in an Air Peace flight. Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian; Executive Director, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, Mr Jacques Liao as well as senior officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health received the […]

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Nigerian doctors reject country’s plan to invite Chinese medical team to help fight Coronavirus

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has rejected plans by the Federal Government to invite an 18-member Chinese medical team to help Nigeria in her fight against the deadly coronavirus. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Friday that gifts of medical supplies were being expected from China, organised by a group of Chinese […]

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COVID-19: UBTH confirms 3 cases, 1 death, as 25 doctors go into isolation

The management of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) in Edo state, says one of the three patients, who was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19, has died. The Chief Medical Director of UBTH, Prof. Darlington Obaseki, disclosed this in a statement released today April 5. The COVID-19 patient was confirmed dead on […]

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Thieves dressed as coronavirus doctors try to break into homes

Police in Barcelona have issued an alert to aged ‘vulnerable’ people after two women and a man dressed in medical lab coats posed as ‘coronavirus’ doctors and went to an aged person’s house with intent to steal but pretended they were there to carry out medical checks. The resident called police after suspecting they were […]