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Abdulsalam Abubakar Flown Abroad Over Ill-health

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Abdulsalam Abubakar Flown Abroad Over Ill-health

Abdulsalam Abubakar Flown Abroad Over Ill-health

 

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

 

Abdulsalam Abubakar Flown Abroad Over Ill-health

 

Former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.) has reportedly flown abroad over his deteriorating health condition.

According to reports, The retired Army General, may have suffered a partial stroke and has taken abroad about three weeks ago for medical treatment.

 

 

 

He was first flown to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but is now at a hospital in the United Kingdom (UK).

Abubakar was accompanied by his wife and former First Lady, Justice Fati Abubakar.

 

 

 

 

 

His in-law and Niger Governor, Abubakar Bello left the country after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary to visit him.

He has been reported to be in a stable condition,  as doctors continue to monitor him.

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14 Babies Confirmed Dead In Portharcourt Teaching Hospital Due To Power Outage

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14 Babies Confirmed Dead In Portharcourt Teaching Hospital Due To Power Outage

14 Babies Confirmed Dead In Portharcourt Teaching Hospital Due To Power Outage

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

14 Babies Confirmed Dead In Portharcourt Teaching Hospital Due To Power Outage

 

 

No less than 14 babies have died at the incubator of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH due to power outage.

Some patients at the hospital confirmed that some surgery procedures have also been suspended due to irregular power supply.

 

 

 

 

A medical officer at the hospital who spoke to newsmen on the conditions of anonymity said among the dead babies were the twin babies of a woman who had been looking for the fruit of the womb for seven years.

She said the woman gave birth last month but due to the premature nature of the delivery, they were put in an incubator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I’m saddened. We lost those twins, because of power failure at the hospital. More than 14 babies have died at the incubator in the past weeks due to power failure”, she said.

Other patients told newsmen, that they were being referred to private hospitals by doctors due to the poor power situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also added that their relatives use their phone light to aid doctors and nurses who are taking care of the person he rushed to the Accident and Emergency Ward.

When contacted for comments, Prof. C. N. Mato, the hospital’s provost declined to comment on the matter.

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Monkey Pox: LUTH, NCDC promise to fight deadly disease

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Monkey Pox: LUTH and NCDC promises to fight deadly disease

Monkey Pox: LUTH and NCDC promises to fight deadly disease

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

Monkey Pox: LUTH and NCDC promises to fight deadly disease

 

 

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, have pledged to strengthen institutional collaboration in fighting infectious diseases after successfully managing COVID-19.

Part of the collaboration is the building of a 40-bed isolation centre at LUTH jointly financed by the NCDC and the World Bank, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode said while welcoming the Director General of NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa to the hospital on Friday.

 

 

 

 

He said since Dr Adetifa came on board as the D-G of NCDC, he had brought his vast skills on vaccine impact and monitoring to bear while also expanding the frontiers of managing not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also other emergent diseases as Ebola and Monkeypox.

Bode said Adetifa. who had his residency training at LUTH, was returning to a familiar turf as he expressed confidence that the visit would provide an opportunity to further cement the cooperation between LUTH and NCDC.

 

 

 

 

 

He recalled the “wonderful working relationship and collaboration with LUTH”, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

“Many institutions closed up and shut down in the raging days of the pandemic. We cannot blame them, the fear was high as apocalyptic predictions were made for African landscape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We in LUTH, however, stepped up to the plate and did our own heavy lifting in contribution to the national efforts to contain the disease,” he said.

The CMD disclosed that LUTH’s department of community medicine was closely involved in contact tracing and was part of the policy making at the emergency operation centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said its clinicians admitted and treated over 1000 cases, most with multiple co-morbidities requiring multi-disciplinary management.

He said psychiatrists at the hospital established the emotional and psychosocial support group that was later adopted by Lagos State to render invaluable psychosocial support for patients and relations of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bode said that LUTH trained other hospitals and care givers from many states on management of COVID-19 isolation centres while acknowledging top class collaborative research efforts with the NCDC on the pandemic.

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World Blood Donation Day: EL-LAB, Kiki Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

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World Blood Donation Day: EL-LAB, Kiki Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donation Day: EL-LAB, Kiki Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

By Olorunfemi Adejuyigbe

 

World Blood Donation Day: EL-LAB, Kiki Celebrates World Blood Donor Day

 

 

Leading indigenous medical diagnostic center in Nigeria, EL-Lab Medical Diagnostics and Research Centre has partnered with a popular Medical Doctor and Actor, Doctor Kiki Omeili to encourage voluntary blood donation in celebration of World Blood Donor Day.

The photo highlights shows, Dr. Kiki donating blood at EL-Lab Medical and Diagnostic to demonstrate that it is safe to donate blood.

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Blood donation includes the following:

· Free Health Check

· It promotes heart health

· It promotes healthy weight loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

· It reduces the build up of excess iron in the body

· It stimulates blood production and circulation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be a Hero today.

Donate Blood …. Save Lives

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