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Kaduna spends N121bn in five years on healthcare – Dep Gov

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Kaduna State Government says it is committed to guaranteeing the health and wellness of all its citizens, stressing that, access to basic healthcare is not just fundamental to human development but a basic right. The government said it has demonstrated this commitment by spending N121.3bn on the health sector in the last five years. The Deputy Governor,

Brain Drain as bane of Nigeria’s declining healthcare personnel

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Brain drain has been described as cankerworm responsible for the high rate decline of healthcare personnel in Nigeria. This assertion was voiced by Professor Nuhu K. Dakum, who decried the scenario, during a 2021 NEC Meeting, also revealing that, Nigeria had about 85,000 registered doctors working in the country a few years

Nurses, Midwives flee hospitals, protest abduction of members in Kaduna

…Give 48-78 hours to secure release of victim members. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Nurses and Midwives have on Thursday staged a peaceful protest to their mother Ministry of Health Kaduna State, over the abduction of two of their female colleagues by bandits. The protesting health workers stormed the health ministry to register their anger over what they described as “unsecured

Psychiatric Hospital Builds 40 Beds-space for Drugs, Substance Abuse Patients in Kaduna

…Builds Covid-19 Isolation Centre, Procures Dialysis Machine, others by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, has completed building of a new drugs rehabilitation ward of at least 40 beds-spaces for treatment of patients with cases of drugs and substance abuse-related problems. The hospital has also provided the building of a new emergency ward of 40-bed facilities that

Bauchi’s RUWASSA sinks 1,120 boreholes for communities

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos About 1,120 boreholes have been sunk by the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) in an effort by the state government to provide portable drinking water to various communities in the state. The state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, disclosed this recently during assessment tour of projects and. programmes awarded and inherited. He

Plateau marks 2021 World Health Day; DevComs urges govts to provide adequate healthcare for citizenry

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Nigerian governments at all levels have been called to address health inequalities in the country and provide a conducive environment for citizens to thrive in good health, as failure to provide equitable access to quality healthcare is unfair to Nigerians. The government is also called upon to provide equitable health care coverage to all citizens

US Govt to extend partnership with Plateau State through USAID, APIN, PEPFAR – Ambassador

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos US’s Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard, and Governor Simon Lalong at Govt House Jos The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has assured Plateau State Government that, the partnership between the United States Government through its agencies such as the USAID, APIN, PEPFAR will continue, especially now that

400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nassarawa State

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Nassarawa State Government has received 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this in Lafiya during the flagging-off of the programme at Government House Lafiya recently. He said, the 400 million doses, “If they are to be administered two each on people, it means that,

Covid-19 Vaccination kicks-off on the Plateau

…Governor Lalong and Wife are first recipients. by Christiana Gokyo, Jos Simon Lalong The long-awaited Covid-19 vaccine has finally arrived in Plateau State. The flag-off of the ‘Vaccination Against COVID-19’ exercise, which took place at the Government House, Little Rayfield Clinic on Monday, started with the governor, followed by his

Plateau State Police Command captures Retired Officers on Health Insurance Scheme

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau State Police Command has commenced the second (2nd) phase of nationwide registration and capturing of retired Police Officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Command wishes to inform retired police officers, who are resident in the state, that the Force has commenced the phase 2 of the Health Insurance