Posts From Juliet Umeh

Lagos confirms 181 COVID-19 positive cases in private school

260 students, staff under isolation Just few weeks after the Lagos State government reopened school, the State Government has confirmed 181 COVID-19 positive cases among students and staff of a

World Sight Day: Eye specialists raise alarm on increasing rate of glaucoma

advocate regular eye check As the world marks 2020 Work Sight Day (WSD) today, the Medical Director of Skipper Eye-Q Super Specialty Eye Hospital, Timitope Tijani, has raised alarm over

Lagos shuts 21 illegal, substandard pharmacies, patent medicine stores

No fewer than 21 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine shops and unlicensed premises at Alakuko, Ajegunle, Ologogoro, Ijaiye, Abule-Egba, Agbado and Agege in Alimosho, Ifako-Ijaiye and Agege  Local Government areas of Lagos

Lagos plans improving healthcare delivery with new blueprint designs

As part of efforts geared towards improving health service delivery in Lagos, the State Government has engaged a consultant to develop blueprints for healthcare infrastructure across primary, secondary and specialist

Lagos doctors suspend warning strike

Striking medical doctors in Lagos have called off their three-day warning strike. The doctors had  on Monday embarked on a warning strike over wage disparity between the federal government doctors

Lagos urges striking doctors to return to work

As doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild commenced its 3-day warning strike in Lagos, the state government urged them to the strike and return to work. In a

Lagos set to deliver quality healthcare through improved data governance – Health Commissioner

Lagos State Government has said that it is set to develop an improved data governing systems to enhance the health care delivery systems in the state. Commissioner for Health, Prof.

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Nigeria needs sustainable plan to fight COVID-19 – Psychiatrist

A Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist, Dr. Maymunah Kadiri has call on the federal government to be proactive and put implementable polices in order to check outbreak of pandemics. She says sustainable plan

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Lagos doctors declare 3-day warning strike

Medical doctors in Lagos on Sunday declared a three- day warning strike over the state government’s failure to meet their demands. The doctors under the auspices of Medical Guild are

Lagos expands COVID-19 response capacity

Approves private health facilities for testing and management of sases Lagos State government has expanded its COVID19 response capacity with the accreditation of seven private laboratories to boost its testing

NNPC/SNEPCo donates medical equipment, ambulance to support Lagos of COVID-19 fight

Lauds State Government’s Effort to Contain Pandemic   Lagos State Government on Friday (June 19)  received multi million naira state-of-the-art medical and ancillary equipment and consumables from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation

Rape: NAWOJ urges FG to expedite action

Comrade Adeola Ekine Chairperson, NAWOJ Lagos   The Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, has called on the federal government to expedite action on rape to end the menace.  

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AFICTF seeks technology intervention in healthcare

 To tackle the impact of COVID-19, a foundation, African ICT Foundation, AfICTF, has called for more information technology interventions by private donors in the health sector especially as countries are

Nigeria yet to meet up to 10% of blood need, says Haematologist on World Blood donor Day

Transfusion service to convert commercial blood donors to voluntary Lagos requires 260,000 units  annually A Consultant Haematologist at the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Uche Nwokwu says Nigeria is yet

COVID-19: Nigerians must guard against poor nutrition status – NSN

Laments neglect of nutrition as part of measures to fight pandemic Mrs Eluaka The Nutrition Society of Nigeria, NSN, has urged Nigerians to guard against what they eat irrespective of their

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We are suffering – Resident Doctors

Following its nationwide strike notice, The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors says there’s no going back unless both federal and state governments accede to its demand.  Speaking on a radio

Reproductive health expert predicts unplanned baby boom from November

as COVID-19 hinders access to family planning in  midst of knockdown A Reproductive Health expert has predicted that Nigeria will begin to see unplanned COVID-19 babies from November 2020. As

Sanwo-Olu orders closure of Lagos markets

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered closure of all markets and  stores in Lagos state except those selling food, water, drugs and other essential life saving items  from Thursday 26th March,

Lagos shuts 32 illegal. unregistered pharmacies and patent medicine stores

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 32 pharmacies and patent medicine stores for offences bordering on illegal operation and operating beyond scope of

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Aggressive infant formula marketing strategy, tradition, bane of exclusive breastfeeding – Wellbeing Foundation

Alive & Thrive project of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, has listed aggressive marketing strategy employed by sellers of infant formulas and tradition as some of the top reasons mothers in

COVID-19: Lagos orders civil servants to stay at home

Lagos State Governor, Mr .  Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has asked Civil Servant on GL 01-12 to stay at home starting from tomorrow, 23 March 2020 for next 14 Days as a

COVID-19: We have broken transmission circle – Lagos Health Commissioner

Lagos State Government has disclosed that it has been able to break the circle of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 from the index case in the State. The Commissioner for Health,

COVID-19: Lagos isolates 6 more

 3 test negative A family of four children and their teacher who recently returned from the United States of America and suspected for COVID-19 has been isolated at the Biosecurity

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Coronavirus update: Over 100 now on Lagos contact list, as 2 test negative

Sanwo-Olu tasks LG, CDA chairmen on public enlightenment Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu today, March 2, disclosed that two persons suspected and tested for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu visits Lagos isolation facility

Expresses confidence in counter measures Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has again re-assured Nigerians that the State remained committed to every effort geared towards preventing the human-to-human transmission of the virus, following