Coronavirus: WHO approved our emergency vaccine – China

China has announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) permitted the country to administer experimental coronavirus vaccines to people. They would continue until the conclusion of clinical trials. Zheng Zhongwei, a National Health Commission official, said this on Friday at a press briefing. China launched the emergency programme in July. …

WHO expresses concern over current surge in COVID- 19 cases

The World Health Organisation, WHO, on Thursday expressed worries over the current surge in cases of COVID-19 in Europe. WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Hans Kluge expressed concern that the weekly cases now exceeded those reported during the March peak of the pandemic that should serve as a “wake-up call”. …

Doctors quit Kogi govt job over poor remunerations

No fewer than four medical doctors have left Kogi State civil service as a result of non-payment of salary and poor remuneration. Kogi State chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, Dr Omakoji Oyiguh disclosed this on Wednesday, at a familiarization visit to the State Council of Ulamua. Dr Oyiguh …

COVID-19: vaccine: Federal govt backs NAFDAC

The Federal Government has said it will support the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) on researches for coronavirus vaccine. Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, spoke at the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 joint briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said Nigeria participated in a …

Be careful: NCDC warns Nigerians against scammers

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has warned Nigerians to beware of scammers posing as the centre to defraud them. NCDC said it was not giving money to people neither will it ask for money in exchange for employment. Mrs Elsie Ilori, the Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology …

Resident doctors begin 3-day warning strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Tuesday commenced a three-day warning strike over an alleged assault of one of its members by the family of a patient. The President, ARD-UITH, Dr. Lanre Olosunde, who disclosed this to newsmen in Ilorin, said a member …

Expert cautions women against abuse of abortion drugs

A Consultant Gynecologist, Dr Ayodele Ademola, on Tuesday warned young women against constant abuse of pregnancy prevention drugs, stating that they have negative effects on fertility. Ademola gave the warning in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, NAN reports. He said the effects of such drugs, also known as emergency …

Expert warns men, women ‘smoking away their babies’

Dr Abosede Lewu, an obstetrician and gynecologist, has warned that male and female smokers experience a higher infertility rate than non-smokers. She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday that such persons were “smoking away their babies”. Lewu explained that cigarettes contain harmful chemicals like nicotine, cyanide and …