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Ministry of Health warns of Illegal organ Harvesting

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The Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria, has through the Minister Prof Isaac Adewole raised a warning to Nigerians about foreign hospitals that illegally harvest vital organs of patients who go there for treatment.

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This warning was issued in a letter by Prof. Adewole, and signed by the Director of Hospital Services, Dr. Wapada Balami.

The President of The Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Mike Ogirima to whom the letter was addressed, stated that the Egyptian government had arraigned 41 suspects for illegal harvesting of human organs.

The Minister through the letter asked that the NMA (Nigerian Medical Association) President  alert the public  who were keen on going abroad for surgeries of this development.

The letter bearing reference number, DHS/387/1/12, stated that some of the private hospitals which have been indicted in Egypt include: Dar al-Shefa in Helwan Cairo; Al-Bashar Specialist Hospital in Faisal Giza; Dar Ibn Al-Nafis Hospital, Giza, and Al-Amal Centre for General Surgery in Mauritenya Giza.

The letter, titled, ‘Re: 41 suspected illegal human kidney traffickers on trial in Egypt, dated October 11, 2017, read in part, “I am directed to inform you of the above subject matter and to inform you that information reaching the Presidency revealed that there is an increase in illegal harvesting and transplanting of human organs.”

It also stated that the hospitals where these illegal acts were carried out and the 41 organ traffickers were been investigated.

“Kindly note and disseminate this information to doctors in the relevant specialties to be aware so that Nigerians will be circumspect while embarking on medical tourism in other countries.” the letter further advised.

A source from the Ministry of Health did say that the Minister was also looking at other ways to create awareness on the issue, and informing the NMA was the first step.

 

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United Kingdom Records First Case Of Monkeypox

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The Public Health Education records the first case of Monkeypox in the UK.

Speaking of the disease, the clinical director of infection at the Royal Free Hospital, Dr. Michael Jacobs, says:

“Monkeypox is, in most cases, a mild condition which will resolve on its own and have no long-term effects on a person’s health. Most people recover within several weeks. It is a rare disease caused by the monkeypox virus and has been reported mainly in central and west African countries.

“It does not spread easily between people and the risk of transmission to the wider public is very low. We are using strict isolation procedures in the hospital to protect our staff and patients.”

The health agency says:

“The patient was staying at a naval base in Cornwall prior to transfer to the expert infectious disease unit at the Royal Free Hospital, London where they are now receiving appropriate care. The patient is a resident of Nigeria, which is where they are believed to have contracted the infection, before traveling to the UK.”

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Four Things You Need To Know About The Port Harcourt Soot

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Since late 2016, residents of Rivers State, Port Harcourt to be precise, have been experiencing severe pollution in the air which has given rise to a deadly phenomenon known as ‘soot’.

If you live in Port Harcourt or its environs and you may be wondering why your hands or cloths get black regularly, it is caused by the soot.

Here are four things you need to know about the soot:

1. Soot Is Caused By Illegal Air Pollution

The soot is caused by unregulated and illegal carbon-emmission-activities carried out in the state such as Illegal refining of oil, waste coming out from industries, gas fleering among others. The black soot is a byproduct of incomplete combustion of carbon in the air.

2. The Soot Has Been Around For Over Two Years

The garden city has been plagued with the unwanted environmental disaster known as ‘soot’ for over two years without any visible solution.

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3. The Soot Has Led to Environmental Degradation

The soot has led to the unfriendly nature of the environment, residents of the state complain about the sky being foggy in the early hours of the day. The report also has it that during the day you can visibly see solid black particles flying around. There’s also the case of excessive heat in closed and open space.

Rivers state has recently been detected unsafe by an application used to determine the safety level of air around the globe.

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4.  The Soot Has Cause Health Complications

Research has shown that the environmental hazard has led to a lot of health complications for people living in the garden city especially children. The Soot has been causing diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease and some other respiratory illnesses and sometimes it can lead to premature death.

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300 Doctors Left Nigeria In 2016 — NMA President

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The national president of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Mike Ogirima, has revealed that three hundred Nigerian doctors left the country in 2016.

Mr. Ogirima made this revelation at the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Thursday in Lagos.

He said more physicians have joined the migration train this year.

He further said “An estimated 35,000 Nigerian doctors are practising abroad, out of the   72,000 registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria”.

”The United Kingdom and the United States are the top destinations of the migrant doctors”.

In August, an official of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Abimbola Olajide, revealed that no fewer than 2,500 physicians would leave the country this year.

“Nigeria is using her resources to train doctors and professionals at the advantage of foreign countries. What are those things attracting these professionals outside?  Can we duplicate those things here?” Mr. Ogirima asked.

The NMA president said the responsibility to check the migration lies with the government, the people and professionals to provide the good working environment.

The President said, “The government should provide adequate remuneration. We are not saying we should pay so much, but pay them for the job they are doing as at when due”.

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